Security professionals must understand the hardware and software mechanisms that can be used to secure a network environment. This course examines the different types of firewalls, NIDS and NIPS, proxy servers, all-in-one security appliances, and other mechanisms that can be put in place to make a network environment secure. This course also discusses mitigation and deterrent techniques, security log analysis, and methods to secure DHCP and DNS servers. This course helps prepares the learner to write the CompTIA Security+ Certification SYO-301.
Individuals who have day to day technical information security experience who are looking to validate that knowledge. It's 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.