The Cybersecurity Career Pathway Certificate of Completion extends knowledge and skills beyond entry-level computer networking and administration. Students will learn concepts and techniques essential for securing data and networks in both a vendor-neutral and Cisco environment.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Describe the function of the network layers as specified by the Open Systems Interconnection and the TCP/IP network models.
- Describe the operation of network services, such as ARP, DNS, and DHCP.
- Describe the basic operation of these network device types: router, switch, hub, bridge, WAP, WLC.
- Describe the functions of these network security systems as deployed on the host, network, or the cloud: firewall, intrusion prevention system, advanced malware protection, web security appliance, email security appliance.
- Describe IP subnets and communication within an IP subnet and between IP subnets.
- Describe the relationship between VLANs and data visibility.
- Describe the operation of ACLs applied as packet filters on the interfaces of network devices.
- Compare and contrast deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation.
- Compare and contrast inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic mirroring.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic mirroring and NetFlow in the analysis of network traffic.
- Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles.