This 13 module, online course is designed to provide participants with practical techniques for protecting the security of an organization's information assets and resources, beginning with concepts and proceeding on to technical implementations.
The course focuses on understanding and applying the concept of survivability through the effective management of risk, threats, policy, system configuration, availability, and personnel. The course also addresses incident response and provides a technical foundation for working with TCP/IP security and cryptography. The final section of the course helps participants learn to design a secure network architecture managing host systems, securing network services and infrastructure, working with firewalls, and understanding intrusion detection and prevention.
The principles, strategies, and practices covered are applicable to most system platforms and network environments. To illustrate important concepts and security technologies, demonstrations and exercises will include implementations applicable to Linux and Windows systems as well as Cisco Internetworking equipment.
The course involves extensive hands-on virtual laboratories utilizing heterogeneous network environment, scenario-based exercises, video lectures, and instructor demonstrations to help participants develop their understanding of the problems and strategies for securing information systems and networks.
Hands-on labs and demonstrations include subjects such as: Network scanning and enumeration; Packet capture and analysis, Windows Group Policy and Security templates; Network traffic encryption with IPSec; Intrusion detection and prevention with Snort; as well as information on personal and enterprise firewalls, password cracking, and extensive hacking/hardening of Linux, Windows, and Cisco platforms in both wireless and cabled networks.
This course is also offered as instructor-led training.
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Information Security for Technical Staff online version will require a minimum of 20 hours of study time. The 13 module course contains 45 video lectures, 27 instructor demonstrations, and 15 virtual labs. Once registered, learners will be granted 24-hour-a-day access to the course material for 12 months.
Learners can proceed through the course at their convenience and can review and repeat individual sections as often as needed.
This course will help participants to:
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This course is presented in the form of video-recorded training sessions that were presented by SEI instructors to a classroom of students representing a variety of industries.
Demonstrations and virtual labs included with the course explore and reinforce the concepts taught and how they can be successfully applied. Exercise solution guidance supports this independent learning experience.
Course Fees [USD]
eLearningThis self-paced course is available online via the SEI Learning Portal.
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