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System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Network Security

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Network Security

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This 14-video course explores the key concepts for designing and implementing a secure network. Continue preparations for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam by exploring physical network design, including the location of the network, wired and wireless networks, and infrastructure devices. You will examine local network infrastructure device management, and logical network design, such as VLANs (virtual local area networks), virtual network switches, and software-defined networking. Next, learners observe how to enable HTTPS for a network printer. You will explore types of firewalls, the placement of firewall solutions, and ACLs (access control lists), and how to configure a firewall rule. Then learn how to configure cloud-based firewalls by using the AWS (Amazon Web Services) console, and to configure a firewall rule on a Linux host. You will learn to configure IDS (intrusion detection systems) and IPS (intrusion prevention systems), and placement of intrusion and prevention systems. Finally, this course discusses Bluetooth, NFC (near field communication), and how to configure Wi-Fi security settings on wireless router.

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System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Network Security

  • Course Overview
  • describe inline and passive network device placement, network ACLs, routing data and control planes, and air gapping
  • explain VLANs, virtual networks, and SDN
  • describe the benefits of secure management protocols such as SSH and HTTPS
  • configure a network printer with HTTPS
  • describe details related to the purpose and deployment of physical and virtual firewall devices
  • use the GUI to configure an incoming firewall rule
  • use the CLI to configure an incoming firewall rule
  • use SDN to configure firewall rules in the cloud
  • explain the role proxy servers assume in the overall security posture
  • compare IDS to IPS, and discuss DoS, man-in-the-middle attacks, and DNS poisoning
  • discuss the security aspects of Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi (WDS, WIPS)
  • enable Wi-Fi security settings on a Wi-Fi router
  • apply network security solutions to protect assets
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