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Cyber Security Technologies, IT-S 848

About this Course: 

Prepares students for a role as a network security analyst and administrator. Topics include hacking, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures; network security protocols, encryption, identity and authentication, scanning, firewalls, security tools, and organizations addressing security. A key component of this course is a self-contained team project.


IT-O 840 Network+ Certification Training , OSI model networking and protocol concepts or equivalent experience required for enrollment.

Course Outline: 

Security Introduction
Attacks and attack mechanisms including ARP poisoning

Expected Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and explore the many vulnerabilities of operating systems, software, and networks
  • Develop an understanding of the exploits used to access computers computer without owner's knowledge
  • Know why, where, and how viruses, worms, and blended threats are created.
  • Identify and work to prevent DoS, SYN flooding, and other network attacks.
  • Use safe ways to share files and data across the Internet through a virtual private network.
  • Install and configure a firewall
  • Function in an entry or intermediate level security position

Grading Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, exams, projects, labs and paper.  Participants completing this course may want to consider acquiring a Security+, SSCP or other similar certification.