• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore foundational network concepts, such as packet switching, the OSI and TCP/IP models, network topologies, network infrastructure devices, and wireless router configuration.

Learning Objectives

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Network Fundamentals

  • Course Overview
  • explain how packet switching networks transmit data
  • map network hardware and software to the OSI model
  • map network hardware and software to the TCP/IP model
  • compare ring, star and bus topologies in server and peer-to-peer networks
  • determine when to use peer-to-peer versus server-based networks
  • explain when routers and switches should be used
  • compare fiber optic, twisted pair, coax and wireless networking transmission techniques
  • configure common Wi-Fi router settings
  • list the benefits of network load balancing
  • configure a cloud-based load balancing solution
  • describe how traffic shaping is used to optimize LAN and WAN network traffic flow
  • capture and examine network traffic using Wireshark
  • choose the network solution that best meets needs


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.