• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

About this Course
By the end of this course you will be fully aware of the wired and wireless computer networks basics, devices, and protocols in a step-by-step pace. You will also reach the professional level in networks security in terms of concepts, technologies, and tools. The course requires no background or pre-requisite, yet you will be able to understand all the up-to-date terminologies in the networks security during the lectures.

This course covers the following sections:

Section One: introduction to Computer Networks

Lecture 1: What is a Computer Network?
Lecture 2: Computer Networks Topologies
Lecture 3: Computer Networks Categories
Lecture 4: Computer Networks Devices and Services
Lecture 5: Computer Networks Transmission Media
Section Two: ISO/OSI Model (7 Layers)

Lecture 1: Why ISO/OSI Model?
Lecture 2: Application, Presentation, and Session Layers
Lecture 3: Transport and Network Layers
Lecture 4: Data Link and Physical Layers
Lecture 5: ISO/OSI Model in Action
Section Three: TCP/IP Protocol Suite

Lecture 1: Introduction to Computer Networks Protocols
Lecture 2: IP Protocol
Lecture 3: TCP and UDP Protocols
Lecture 4: Application Protocols
Lecture 5: TCP/IP Characteristics and Tools
Section Four: Wireless Networks

Lecture 1: Wireless Networks Benefits
Lecture 2: Wireless Networks Types
Lecture 3: Wireless Networks Protocol (Wi-Fi)
Lecture 4: Wireless Networks Devices
Lecture 5: Wireless Networks Drawbacks
Section Five: Computer Networks Security

Lecture 1: Security Goals
Lecture 2: Securing the Network Design
Lecture 3: TCP/IP Security and Tools
Lecture 4: Port Scanning and Tools
Lecture 5: Sniffing and Tools
Section Six: Firewalls and Honeypots

Lecture 1: Why Using a Firewall?
Lecture 2: Firewalls Rules
Lecture 3: Firewalls Filtering
Lecture 4: Honey Pots
Lecture 5: Bypassing Firewalls
Section Seven: Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems (IDS/IPS)

Lecture 1: What is Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)?
Lecture 2: Network IDS (NIDS)
Lecture 3: NIDS Challenges
Lecture 4: Snort as NIDS
Lecture 5: Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
Section Eight: Wireless Networks Security

Lecture 1: Wired Equivalent Privacy WEP Attacking
Lecture 2: WPA and AES Protocols
Lecture 3: Wireless Security Misconceptions
Lecture 4: Wireless Attacks and Mitigation
Lecture 5: Secure Network Design with Wireless
Section Nine: Physical Security & Incident Handling

Lecture 1: Physical Security Objectives
Lecture 2: Physical Threats and Mitigation
Lecture 3: Defense in Depth (DiD)
Lecture 4: What is an Incident?
Lecture 5: Incident Handling
Section Ten: Computer Networks Security Conclusion

Lecture 1: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA)
Lecture 2: Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Lecture 3: Risks and Network Intrusion
Lecture 4: Common Attacks
Lecture 5: Security Recommendations

Basic knowledge
Basic computer knowledge
Basic Internet skills and adequate connection
Beginner networking background
Microsoft Windows machine
Microsoft Power Point for the presentation material
Beginner cyber security information
Laptop machine and standard browser

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Computer Networks
ISO/OSI Model (7 Layers)
TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Wireless Networks
Computer Networks Security
Firewalls and Honeypots
Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems (IDS/IPS)
Wireless Networks Security
Physical Security & Incident Handling
Computer Networks Security Recommendations

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.