Network Concepts Course

To become a security analyst, you need to start with understanding the basics of networking.

44 minutes

Course description

Networks can be complex, confusing and tricky. With this course, you'll dive into the devices and protocols used in networking, getting to grips with the basics of what you'll need to know for a successful security analyst career.



Video - 00:01:00

Inline Traffic Interrogation, Taps and NetFlow

Video - 00:02:00

Learn about the different ways to intercept network traffic.
Email and Web Security

Video - 00:01:00

Learn Cisco's email and web security solutions.

Video - 00:09:00

Learn Cisco’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) solutions.

Video - 00:03:00

Learn about Cisco's firewall product line.
Network Devices

Video - 00:05:00

Learn about different network device types.
Network Protocols - DNS

Video - 00:03:00

Learn about the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol.
Network Protocols - DHCP

Video - 00:04:00

Learn about the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Network Protocols - ARP

Video - 00:03:00

Learn about the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
Network Protocols - ICMP

Video - 00:04:00

Learn about the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).
Network Fundamentals

Video - 00:10:00

Learn about basic networking concepts.

Meet the author

Matt Carey

Matt Carey is a network engineer who has been in the IT field for over a decade. He has worked on over 100 networks with his main focus being Cisco WAN, DC, SDN and security solutions.

Working as a consultant has given him exposure to many different technologies and skills, which has helped him excel in IT. Teaching has always been one of his passions, and he started working as an instructor about five years into his career. He enjoys using his experience to help others further their careers in IT and security.

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Associated NICE Work Roles

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  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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