Network Security Scenarios
Access Time: 30 Days
This course examines communications and network security. It covers the different types of networks and different transmission technologies and the two main models that govern how networks work, the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, and their related layers. This course also features a number of fictional scenarios based on network security.
After completing this course, you'll be able to:
- Discuss the general concepts that enable networking and its role in information technology
- Compare the different types of networks, including LANs, WANs, and MANs, as well as the Internet, intranets, and extranets
- Explain what the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model is and identify its seven layers
- Contrast the OSI model with the TCP/IP Model
- Identify common protocols and differentiate among network, routing, and data link protocols
- Describe the functions of common networking devices, including bridges, routers, hubs, repeaters, switches, and firewalls
- Discuss how wireless networks work and the technology that enables them
- Identify common network attacks and how they can be prevented
- Analyze a real-world scenario and make appropriate recommendations to address and improve network security
Target Audience: This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in information technology security, with an eye towards handling real world scenarios.
Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites
Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours
Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.