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Communication and Network Security

$79
Self-Paced5 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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Cybersecurity & CISSP®
Communication and Network Security

Description

This course covers topics related to communications and network security. It begins with a lesson in the different types of networks and different transmission technologies. It also covers the two main models that govern how networks work: the OSI model and the TCP/IP model, as well as their related layers. The course includes a detailed discussion of the many protocols that allow networks and network devices to communicate with one another and includes a discussion of firewalls and wireless networks. This course is designed for IT professionals and other adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security.

credits

  • IACET CEUs: 0.5

    features

    • Mobile-friendly
    • Audio-enabled
    • Badge and credit-awarding
    • Real-world case studies
    • Fully accessible
    • Games & Flashcards
    • Expert-supported
    • Video content

    learning Outcomes

    • Discuss the general concepts that enable networking and its role in information technology
    • Compare the different types of networks, including LANs, WANs, and MANs, as well as the Internet, intranets, and extranets
    • Explain what the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model is and identify its seven layers
    • Contrast the OSI model with the TCP/IP Model
    • Identify common protocols and differentiate between network, routing, and data link protocols
    • Describe the functions of common networking devices, including bridges, routers, hubs, repeaters, switches, and firewalls
    • Discuss how wireless networks work and the technology that enables them
    • Identify common network attacks and how they can be prevented

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