Network Security

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To describe protocols and authentication methods used to maintain network security, and commonly used network security devices and tools.

Target Audience

Network engineers, network architects, internetworking engineers, LAN and WAN administrators, systems administrators, systems managers, intranet administrators. Network support staff and anybody interested in learning the fundamentals of computer networks.


A basic understanding of computing and internetworking technologies; achievement of i-Net+ and A+ certification is recommended but not required; experience in network support or administration is desirable

Expected Duration

160 min.

Course Objectives

Network Security

  • identify common security risks for network computers.
  • identify the characteristics of common Internet security protocols.
  • identfiy the characteristics of wireless security protocols.
  • recognize the key characteristics and functionality of common authentication protocols.
  • determine the appropriate security or authentication protocol to use in a given scenario.
  • identify the characteristics and components of firewalls and proxy servers.
  • recognize the features and functionality of antivirus programs.
  • distinguish between different encryption and decryption techniques.
  • recognize tools and techniques for protecting network data.