Learning Path

Security Engineering


  • Securing Host Devices Course — 00:20:26
    • Explore the challenges of securing host devices with this course on selecting host hardware and software, host hardening and protecting bootloaders.

  • System Protection Mechanisms Course — 00:32:30
    • Learn about different system protection mechanisms and common issues such as Web-based vulnerabilities, architecture flaws and more.

  • Secure Design Principles Course — 00:39:14
    • Explore the principles behind secure system design, ranging from security models to assessment and authorization.

  • Technical Management Processes Course — 00:32:55
    • Dive deep into the technical aspects of managing systems engineering.

  • System Development Methodologies Course — 00:03:52
    • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different development methods.

  • Systems Engineering Technical Management Course — 00:52:18
    • K0035, K0073, K0075, K0086, K0087, K0090, K0102, K0120, K0126, K0198, K0200, K0257, K0270, K0319, K0596, S0024, S0085, S0086, S0166, S0200, S0243, S0355, S0358, S0372

      Know what’s involved in the systems acquisition phase and how to prepare for it.

  • Secure Operations, Maintenance and Disposal Course — 00:51:51
    • K0005, K0294, K0414, K0419, K0436, K0454, K0475, K0494, K0496, K0498, K0499, K0504, K0585, K0593, K0601, S0143, S0158, S0189, S0203, S0209, S0238, S0312, S0328, S0332

      Understand the basics of maintaining a secure operations strategy.

  • Security Planning, Design and Implementation Course — 00:50:01
    • K0028, K0035, K0073, K0086, K0087, K0090, K0091, K0093, K0212, K0291, K0293, K0320, K0379, K0488, K0517, K0560, K0614, S0022, S0048, S0061, S0082, S0107, S0244, S0282, S0343

      Review how different stakeholders impact security planning, design and implementation.

  • Risk Management Process Course — 01:08:05
    • K0002, K0026, K0048, K0098, K0126, K0154, K0165, K0169, K0214, K0263, K0264, K0379, K0622, S0147, S0171, S0325

      Walk through the security risk management process and learn best practices.

  • Security Engineering Principles Course — 00:53:44
    • Review the security principles that security engineers need to know in order to implement systems.

  • Software Vulnerabilities and Security Controls Course — 00:37:04
    • In this course, we take you through the fundamentals of software vulnerabilities and security controls.

  • Secure Storage Controls Course — 00:29:18
    • Refresh your knowledge of secure storage controls with this course on storage types, protocols and management.

  • Network Security Components Course — 00:44:05
    • In this course, we help you explore the details of network security components: device types, component management and analyzing components and network configurations.

  • Secure Software Development Course — 00:43:12
    • Explore the ins and outs of secure software development as you progress through this nine-video course.

  • Disaster Recovery Course — 00:36:21
    • Don’t let a lack of preparedness compound the effects of a disaster. Learn how to create and test a disaster recovery plan in this six-video course.

  • Business Continuity Planning Course — 00:19:29
    • Learn how to keep your business up and running. Explore the importance of continuity planning, incident response planning and impact analysis.

  • Distributed System & Virtualized Networks Course — 00:20:21
    • Explore the use of distributed and virtualized systems as well as the security benefits and potential drawbacks involved in their use.

  • Secure Network Design Course — 00:26:09
    • K0001, K0004, K0034, K0049, K0179, K0276, K0291, K0324, K0326, K0452, K0487, K0488, K0493, K0561, S0023, S0034

      Explore key concepts behind secure network design, including tools to keep threats out and techniques to detect and deflect intruders that breach your defenses.

  • WAN & Remote Access Security Course — 00:33:42
    • Learn about securing wide area networks (WAN) and remote access against different types of cyber threats in this five-video course.

  • Data Center Security Course — 00:21:35
    • Don’t let an incident at your data center disrupt your organization. Explore ways to keep data centers secure from a variety of threats.

  • Physical Security Course — 00:52:07
    • K0065, K0075, K0165, K0244, S0023

      Don’t forget about physical security! Explore how to keep your business secure starting with secure design and construction to physical intrusion detection and more.


What you will learn

This learning path provides a comprehensive, deep-dive into the world of security engineering. Thirty-one courses build your knowledge and skills around everything from securing storage and devices to implementing and maintaining systems to managing risk and vulnerabilities. You’ll also learn about secure software development, the importance of disaster recovery and continuity planning, and a variety of technical security controls. Upon completion, you’ll have a thorough understanding of security engineering best practices, processes and techniques that you can to carry over to your next role or project.

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Meet the author

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.

The details

Learning path insights

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

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

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Plans & pricing

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    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
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