CSX NETWORK APPLICATION AND CONFIGURATION COURSE

SELF-PACED, VIRTUAL COURSE

Build your technical skills with immersive, hands-on training in a live network environment.

6 months access

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This course provides students with an understanding of network connections, protocols, and routing. Through interacting with live traffic in a network environment, students will learn how to direct, create, and deny traffic as it flows through a network of their creation and moderation.

Earn 16 CPEs

COURSE STRUCTURE

The CSX Network Application and Configuration Course is conducted in an adaptive, performance-based cyber laboratory environment. Students will have hands-on instruction and practice in applying basic concepts and industry-leading methods and in utilizing a large array of open source tools within real-world scenarios.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will:

  • Understand the OSI and DoD TCP/IP models
  • Review commonly-used ports and protocols
  • Understand various network types
  • Review network topologies and media types

INSTRUCTION TOPICS

  • Introduction to Networking Concepts

  • IP Addressing

  • Network Threats and Response

  • Security Mechanisms

  • Backup and Recovery

COURSE LABS

  • Initial Configuration

  • Router Familiarization

  • Setting Up a LAN and a WAN

  • Connecting Clients

  • Establishing a Network

  • Basic Configuration

  • Port Forwarding and VPN Setup

  • Exploitation Identification and Response

  • Detecting, Responding, Recovering from a Network Attack

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

Work roles that will benefit from this course include, but are not limited to:

  • Network Operations Specialist

  • Systems Administrator

  • Security Control Assessor

  • Information Systems Security Developer

  • Systems Developer

  • Systems Security Analyst

  • Cyber Defense Analyst

  • Security Architect

  • Enterprise Architect

CSX NETWORK APPLICATION AND CONFIGURATION COURSE OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING CONCEPTS

  • Understand the OSI and DoD TCP/IP models
  • Review commonly used ports and protocols
  • Understand various network types
  • Review network topologies and media types

IP ADDRESSING

  • Learn the Internet Protocol addressing schemes
  • Learn about subnet masks and class subnetting
  • Review common IP address related protocols

SECURITY MECHANISMS

  • Learn the importance of network security mechanisms
  • Identify and implement various system hardening techniques
  • Determining security that meets your needs
  • Identify commonly targeted entry points

RECOVERY AND BACKUPS

  • Understand the importance of network availability
  • Identify common issues that must be overcome
  • Review a variety of storage approaches
  • Understand the importance of patch and update management

CSX Network Application and Configuration Certificate Exam

The CSX Network Application and Configuration Exam assesses candidates understanding of network establishment and configuration. The two-hour exam is a real-time, hands-on exam which challenges students to demonstrate their skill set in a live environment.

This two-hour exam contains no multiple-choice questions or simulations and intentionally restricts access to the internet. Where applicable, man pages and help files are available.

Continuing Profession Education (CPE) Credit Count: 4 (2 CPEs per examination hour) when a passing score is achieved.

Exam Objective: Candidates must complete tasks of varying durations with minimal instruction while navigating between multiple virtual machines. Learn more >>

Pre-requisites: N/A, considered entry-level