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Network Security

Provided by Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)
10–12 hours
per week, for 8 weeks
Free

$150 USD for graded exams and assignments, plus a certificate

Learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.

Start Date:

Before you start

Successful completion of CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Course opens: Aug 6, 2019
Course ends: Oct 1, 2019

What you will learn

  • How to identify when attacks are happening inside networks
  • How to collect evidence of network intrusions
  • How to test networks and systems for vulnerabilities
  • How to prepare for and defend against network attacks
Unit 1: Packet Sniffing

Unit 2: Password Cracking

Unit 3: Port Scanning

Unit 4: Exploits and Exploiting

Unit 5: Access Control Lists

Unit 6: Snort

Unit 7: DHCP, DNS, and Switch Attacks and Mitigations

Unit 8: Man in The Middle Attacks and Mitigations

Overview

In this course, you will examine the various areas of network security including intrusion detection, evidence collection and defense against cyber attacks.

The issues and facilities available to both the intruder and data network administrator will also be examined to illustrate their effect.

You will learn the principles and concepts of wired and wireless data network security. You will be guided through a series of laboratories and experiments in order to explore various mechanisms for securing data networks including physical layer mechanisms, filters, applications and encryption.

You will analyze attack/defend scenarios and determine the effectiveness of particular defense deployments against attacks.

This course is a part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.

Meet your instructors

Jonathan S. Weissman
Senior Lecturer, Computing Security
RIT

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This course is part of:

Earn a MicroMasters® Program Certificate in 1 year if courses are taken one at a time.

View the program
  1. 80–96 hours of effort

    Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.

  2. 80–96 hours of effort

    Learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.

  3. 80–96 hours of effort

    Learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

  4. Network Security
  5. 80–96 hours of effort

    Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.

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