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Network Defense


This hands-on class will empower students to understand the basics of network defense and introduce them to the fundamental tools and techniques used. Moreover, a solid foundation in methodology will be developed allowing step by step guides to be used in practical hands-on classroom situations to defend and harden the network in depth. This class is designed to give students an overall perspective on network defense.

The offensive side is highlighted during the course to illustrate what attackers can and will do to compromise a network. The defensive side begins with edge security of the public facing interface and focuses on the various methods used for protection. The class progresses inward focusing on network security, host security, intrusion detection and touches on incident response. Tools, techniques and methodology are emphasized in an interactive environment where students will be exposed to various defensive guides and processes.


Security+ certification or equivalent experience. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) training is recommended but not required. Students should have familiarity with operating system concepts (Windows and Linux/Unix), good Linux and Windows skills and a solid knowledge of TCP/IP and associated networking concepts.

Target Audience

This course is designed for system or network administrators or other positions with information security or network responsibilities including auditors or consultants.


4 Days


Course Outline

Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.