Network Security Fast Track Programme

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Global Knowledge offers an intensive 5-day Network Security Fast Track Programme consolidates the most essential aspects of three Global Knowledge Security courses:

  • Network Security I: Policy, Administration and Firewalls
  • Network Security II: Integration and Implementation
  • Network Security III: VPN's and Data Privacy

This course provides the skills and knowledge in the key areas of network security including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and virtual private networks. Because you will understand major networking protocols, procedures, and how to integrate security devices with the underlying network, you will be uniquely positioned to design implement and support secure network solutions.

Anyone responsible for designing or implementing security solutions in an enterprise network:

  • Network engineers and managers
  • Security administrators and Security Analysts
  • IS and data center managers

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Network Security (27 topics)

  • Introduction and Security Overview
  • Firewall Architecture and Components
  • Firewall configuration
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Bastion Hosts
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Vulnerability Detection and Audit
  • Components of Secure Communications
  • Tunnelling/Encapsulation /Labelling Protocols
  • Secure Communications - IPSec, VPNs
  • Applications of Secure Communications
  • Securing Advanced Protocols
  • State of the Art Security Review
  • LAB 1: Scanning your network
  • LAB 2: Device and OS hardening
  • LAB 3: Basic PIX configuration
  • LAB 4: Multi-DMZ PIX configuration
  • LAB 5: Firewall proxy authentication and authorization
  • LAB 6: Firewall to Firewall VPN (Cisco PIX)
  • LAB 7: Client to Concentrator VPN
  • LAB 8: Router to Router VPN with CA authentication
  • LAB 9: Demonstration of Checkpoint FW-1 configuration
  • LAB 10: SSL Client-Server Communication
  • LAB 11: MPLS VPNs
  • LAB 12: Using Advanced Protocols with Firewalls
  • LAB 13: Intrusion Detection
  • LAB 14: Firewall Redundancy


Sound understanding TCP/IP, course Mastering TCP/IP is recommended Working Knowledge of network security issues Some knowledge of Cisco router configuration is desirable

What Our Customers Say

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

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Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

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