Cybersecurity Certificate Program: Network Security
The Network Security Certificate focuses on network operations and security. Upon successfully completing the program, you will be able to use the data collected from a variety of cyberdefense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze network events for the purpose of detecting and mitigating attacks against the network.
The course is completely online and you have 24/7 access to materials. Each module includes video lectures and quizzes to ensure you understand the material, plus hands-on practice in a secure hosted cloud environment.
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a partnership between the private sector, government and academia that works to improve cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.
The skills you will learn map directly to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:
- Conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities (S000I)
- Analyzing network traffic capacity and performance characteristics (S0004)
- Applying Host/network access control list (S0007)
- Creating network security policies that reflect network security objectives (S00018)
- Detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (S0025)
- Performing packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump) (S0046)
- Using network management tools to analyze network traffic patterns (S0056)
- Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption (S0059)
- Securing network communications (S0077)
- Protecting a network against malware (S0079)
- Using network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities (e.g., fuzzing, nmap, etc.)
- Configuring and utilizing network protection components (eg., Firewalls, VPNS, Network IDS) (S0084)
- Network hardening techniques (e.g., removing unnecessary services, password polices, network segmentation, etc.) (S0121)
Instructor: Salim Hariri is a professor and University of Arizona site director of the NSF-funded Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing. He founded the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, or HPDC, and is the co-founder of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing. Professor Hariri serves as editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Cluster Computing, which presents "research and applications in parallel processing, distributed computing systems and computer networks." Additionally, he co-authored three books on autonomic computing, parallel and distributed computing.
The Network Security Certificate is part of the University of Arizona Cybersecurity Certificate Program.