• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Securing the network infrastructure is one layer in the overall security posture of an organization's IT systems. Explore network device placement, firewalls, and proxy servers, as well as IDS and IPS.

Learning Objectives

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Network Security

  • Course Overview
  • describe inline and passive network device placement, network ACLs, routing data and control planes, and air gapping
  • explain VLANs, virtual networks, and SDN
  • describe the benefits of secure management protocols such as SSH and HTTPS
  • configure a network printer with HTTPS
  • describe details related to the purpose and deployment of physical and virtual firewall devices
  • use the GUI to configure an incoming firewall rule
  • use the CLI to configure an incoming firewall rule
  • use SDN to configure firewall rules in the cloud
  • explain the role proxy servers assume in the overall security posture
  • compare IDS to IPS, and discuss DoS, man-in-the-middle attacks, and DNS poisoning
  • discuss the security aspects of Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi (WDS, WIPS)
  • enable Wi-Fi security settings on a Wi-Fi router
  • apply network security solutions to protect assets

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.