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Network Security Foundation

Organisations must consider securing their systems and platforms that are linked across enterprise-wide and virtual private networks, notwithstanding connect mobile users. In this course, delegates will learn about the fundamental security concepts, security policy management and end-to-end network security. This course helps delegates to analyse the risks to networks and the appropriate countermeasures (firewalls and intrusion detection) to reduce exposure to network attacks and malicious software.

This course provides the essential network security foundation training needed to address the cyber threat lifecycle.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

  • Networking Basics
  • Fundamental Security Concepts
  • Security Policy Management
  • AD Group Policy
  • Tunnelling & End to End Security
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection
  • Attacks and Malicious Software

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this course, however, participants are expected to have a general understanding of cyber threats and risk management. This course does not teach TCP/IP or OSI model topics in depth.

Course Content

Module 1 - Recap Networking Basics

  • OSI Model
  • TCP/IP

Module 2 - Fundamental Security Concepts

  • Encryption
  • Hashing
  • Access Control
  • Digital Signature
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Secure planning
  • Policies and mechanisms

Module 3 - Security Policy Management- Active Directory Group Policy (GPOs)

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Containers
  • Templates
  • GPO
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • Group Policy Implementation

Module 4 - Tunnelling and End-to-End Security

  • Security and network layers
  • IPSEC
  • SSL / TLS
  • Flaws and comparisons
  • SSH

Module 5 - Firewalls and Intrusion Detection

  • Firewalls
  • Packet filtering,
  • State full inspection
  • Application gateways
  • ACL's.

Module 6 - Attacks and Malicious Software

  • Malware
  • DDOS
  • SQL Injection
  • Cross Site Scripting

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Online Courses

You may prefer an online course if you are looking for a flexible and cost-effective solution. Online courses allow you to study at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

We have the following eLearning options available:

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Virtual classrooms provide all the benefits of attending a classroom course without the need to arrange travel and accomodation. Please note that virtual courses are attended in real-time, commencing on a specified date.

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