CompTIA Security+ 2011: Network Protocols, Attacks, and Defenses

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Network security professionals must have a firm understanding of the transport mechanisms and attacks faced by traffic entering and exiting a network environment. This course examines the TCP/IP protocol suite, the OSI model, and the different protocols that operate within the layers of these models. This course also examines various attacks that protocols and ports can face, along with the tools that can be used to detect these attacks. This course helps prepares the learner to write the CompTIA Security+ Certification SYO-301.

Target Audience
Individuals who have day to day technical information security experience who are looking to validate that knowledge. It is recommended that individuals have a minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations.

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CompTIA Security+ 2011: Network Protocols, Attacks, and Defenses

  • describe various network topologies
  • distinguish between TCP and UDP
  • recognize the key features of UDP
  • recognize the most common TCP and UDP ports
  • compare network topologies
  • recognize the most common UDP and TCP ports
  • differentiate between network attacks
  • differentiate between the three main frameworks for NAC
  • identify the best practices for port security
  • recognize when to use a port scanner as part of a vulnerability assessment
  • recognize when to use a sniffer as part of a vulnerability assessment
  • recommend a strategy for deterring network attacks, in a given scenario
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