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NET 242 - Network Security Concepts

Course Description

This course gives the student the skills necessary to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies. Students will be able to identify common network threats and vulnerabilities, understand networking compliance and operational security, implement application, data and host security, manage access control, and perform stable cryptography implementations. This course is intended to help prepare students for the CompTia Security+ certification exam. Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to: Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies Apply and implement secure network administration principles Implement and use common protocols and default network ports Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering, wireless, and application attacks Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authentication, authorization and access control. Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products Implement Private Key Infrastructure, certificate management and associated components
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: Net 110