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Distributed System & Virtualized Networks

Explore the use of distributed and virtualized systems as well as the security benefits and potential drawbacks involved in their use.

4 videos  //  20 minutes of training

Course description

Take a closer look at distributed systems and virtualized networks with this four-video course. Beginning with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Virtualized Local Area Networks (VLANs), the student will be introduced to the fundamentals of distributed and cloud computing, virtualization and virtualized networks. Why is virtualization a good choice, and what are its weaknesses? What’s the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service? Includes definitions and diagrams.

Course syllabus

VPN and VLANDuration: 5:03

Distributed and Cloud ComputingDuration: 4:54

VirtualizationDuration: 6:12

Virtualized NetworksDuration: 4:12

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.