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Network Security

Provided by Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)
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:Apr 25, 2019

Before you start

Successful completion of CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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.

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