National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation is the 3rd of 3 courses in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum. The course describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating and troubleshooting enterprise networks. The course covers?wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Students gain skills to configure and troubleshoot enterprise networks and learn to identify and protect against cybersecurity threats. They are introduced to network management tools and learn key concepts of software-defined networking, including controller-based architectures and how application programming interfaces (APIs) enable network automation.

Learning Objectives

Explain the role of the Cybersecurity Operations Analyst in the enterprise.
Explain the Windows Operating System features and characteristics needed to support cybersecurity analyses.
Explain the features and characteristics of the Linux Operating System.
Analyze the operation of network protocols and services.
Explain the operation of the network infrastructure.
Classify the various types of network attacks.
Use network monitoring tools to identify attacks against network protocols and services.
Use various methods to prevent malicious access to computer networks, hosts and data.
Explain the impacts of cryptography on network security monitoring.
Explain how to investigate endpoint vulnerabilities and attacks.
Evaluate network security alerts.
Analyze network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and vulnerabilities.
Apply incident response models to manage network security incidents.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.