The Basic LAN

Learn the basics of designing secure networks.

11 videos  //  104 minutes of training

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Course description

This course covers the following network security topics: network topologies, proxy servers, honeypots and virtual private networks.

Course syllabus

LAN ReviewDuration: 8:05

In this episode, Mike reviews elements of local area networks.

Network Topologies ReviewDuration: 5:08

In this episode, Mike reviews the data flow concept of the basic network topologies.

Network Zone ReviewDuration: 10:31

In this episode, Mike works through the concepts of zones and typical configurations.

Network Access ControlsDuration: 10:36

In this episode, Mike talks about how to access and control access to networks.

The Network FirewallDuration: 13:10

In this episode, Mike discusses firewall concepts and explores the configurations for stateless and stateful configurations.

Proxy ServersDuration: 12:49

In this episode, Mike discusses the different types of proxy servers and their purpose.

HoneypotsDuration: 4:37

In this episode, Mike discusses the concept of honeypots and how they are used in a security program.

Virtual Private NetworksDuration: 13:51

In this episode, Mike discusses the purposes and protocols behind virtual private networks (VPNs).

IPSecDuration: 12:00

In this episode, Mike addresses IPsec, the first standardized Internet encryption.

NIDS/NIPSDuration: 6:05

In this episode, Learn the difference between NIDS and NIPS and the characteristic of each.

SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)Duration: 7:12

In this episode, Mike reveals the purpose of security information and event management (SIEM) tools.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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