• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Discover various types of firewalls and filtering methods including packet filtering, circuit-level, application-level, and multilevel firewalls. Explore stateful vs. stateless inspections, Security Compliance Manager, and baselines.

Learning Objectives

Security Fundamentals: Firewalls

  • identify the purpose of firewalls
  • recognize characteristics of packet filtering firewalls
  • recognize characteristics of circuit-level firewalls
  • recognize characteristics of application-level firewalls
  • recognize characteristics of stateful multilevel firewalls
  • recognize characteristics of software firewalls
  • identify an appropriate firewall for network protection
  • distinguish between stateful and stateless inspection
  • identify the most appropriate inspection type to use
  • define security baselines
  • install and configure the Security Compliance Toolkit

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Systems Analysis