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Communication and Network Security

Price of course: $79.00
Estimated length: 5 hours
Access Time: 30 days
Total PMI PDUs/Contact Hours: 5
  • Strategic & Business Mgmt: 1
  • Technical: 4
IACET CEUs: .5

Course 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.

The content in this course aligns with Domain Four in the CISSP exam, offered by (ISC)2. However, the course can be taken as a stand-alone without the intention of sitting for the exam.


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.

Key Features

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

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.


Notes

Estimated time to complete: 5 hours

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) — Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013.

The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have.

  • PMP®/PgMP®
    • Technical: 4
    • Leadership: 0
    • Strategic/Business: 1
    • TOTAL: 5
  • PMI-RMP®
    • Technical: 4
    • Leadership: 0
    • Strategic/Business: 1
    • TOTAL: 5
  • PMI-SP®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0
    • Strategic/Business: 1
    • TOTAL: 1
  • PMI-ACP®
    • Technical: 4
    • Leadership: 0
    • Strategic/Business: 1
    • TOTAL: 5
  • PfMP®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0
    • Strategic/Business: 1
    • TOTAL: 1
  • PMI-PBA®
    • Technical: 0
    • Leadership: 0
    • Strategic/Business: 1
    • TOTAL: 1