Network Security Fundamentals

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Course Description

Network Security Fundamentals is designed to provide Network Administrators with an awareness of security-related issues and the essential skills they need to implement security in a given network. This course is the first course offered in Level One: Defense of the Security Certified Program.

Performance-Based Objectives
  • Identify the basics of network security.
  • Define the TCP/IP layered architectures and work with advanced IP addressing protocols and commands.
  • Describe and work with IP protocols and packets at various levels.
  • Create router security using the functions of Access Control Lists.
  • Secure Windows NT and 2000 computers, and test security effectiveness.
  • Secure Linux computers and test security effectiveness.
  • Define the common Internet components and identify techniques used in Web hacking.
  • Examine and work with the common techniques used to attack networks and specific operating systems.


It is assumed that the Network Administrator will have experience with Windows 98, DOS, Windows NT/2000 (client and server), and Linux environments, and have taken the following courses or have equivalent experience:
  • CompTIA A+ Certification: Core Hardware
  • CompTIA A+ Certification: Operating Systems
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification


The Network Security Fundamentals course is designed for the student who is a Network Administrator responsible for maintaining a wide range of network technologies.

Course Content

    Foundations of Network Security
  • The Principles of Network Security
  • Network Security Terminologies
  • Network Security and Data Availability
  • Components of Network Security
  • Network Security Policies

    Advanced TCP/IP
  • The Concepts of TCP/IP
  • Concepts of TCP
  • The Suite and the Services
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

    IP Packet Structure
  • Network Monitor
  • The IP Header
  • The TCP Header
  • Connections
  • The UDP Header
  • The ICMP Message
  • Packet Fragmentation
  • Analyze an Entire Session

    Routing and Access Control Lists
  • The ARP Process
  • Cisco Routing Modes
  • The Routing Process
  • Routing Tables
  • Access Control Lists
  • Implementing ACLs

    Securing Windows Computers
  • Windows NT 4.0 Fundamental Security
  • Windows NT 4.0 Resource Security
  • Windows 2000 Infrastructure
  • Windows 2000 Authentication
  • Windows 2000 User and Group Security
  • Windows 2000 Resource Security
  • Windows 2000 Encrypting File System
  • Windows 2000 Network Security

    Securing Linux Computers
  • Linux Operating System vs. Kernel
  • Linux Administration and Security
  • Key Linux Network Files
  • Key Linux Network Processes
  • Key Linux Network Commands
  • Hardening Linux
  • Portmap and Linux
  • Network File System (NFS) and Linux
  • Network Information Service (NIS) and Linux

    Security on the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Components of the Internet
  • The Weak Points of the Internet
  • The Techniques of Web Hacking
  • Methods of Attacking Users

    Attack Techniques
  • Network Reconnaissance
  • Mapping the Network
  • Sweeping the Network
  • Scanning the Network
  • Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses
  • Gaining Control over the System
  • Recording Keystrokes
  • Cracking Encrypted Passwords
  • Reveal Hidden Passwords
  • Social Engineering
  • Case Study: Social Engineering
  • Gaining Unauthorized Access
  • Hiding Evidence of an Attack
  • Performing a Denial of Service

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Course Details

Duration - 5 days
Price - $2995.00 USD

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