Learning Path

Security Engineering

Learn the concepts related to security architecture and engineering.

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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Secure Design Principles

Course — 00:39:14

Explore the principles behind secure system design, ranging from security models to assessment and authorization.

System Protection Mechanisms

Course — 00:32:30

K0004, K0070, K0077, K0090, K0109, K0199, K0209, K0271, K0322, K0392, K0493, K0624

Learn about different system protection mechanisms and common issues such as Web-based vulnerabilities, architecture flaws and more.

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.

Data Center Security

Course — 00:21:35

K0032, K0622

Don’t let an incident at your data center disrupt your organization. Explore ways to keep data centers secure from a variety of threats.

WAN & Remote Access Security

Course — 00:33:42

K0001, K0005, K0070, K0071, K0104, K0113, K0138, K0190, K0269, K0274, K0362, K0395, K0417, K0427, K0438

Learn about securing wide area networks (WAN) and remote access against different types of cyber threats in this five-video course.

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.

Distributed System & Virtualized Networks

Course — 00:20:21

K0001, K0071, K0113, K0130, K0179, K0205, K0437, K0610

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

Business Continuity Planning

Course — 00:19:29

K0006, K0026, K0032, K0041, K0042, K0150, K0165, K0292

Learn how to keep your business up and running. Explore the importance of continuity planning, incident response planning and impact analysis.

Disaster Recovery

Course — 00:36:21

K0006, K0021, K0026, K0032, K0150, K0210, K0292, K0399, K0519, K0527

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.

Secure Software Development

Course — 00:43:12

K0039, K0070, K0153, K0276, K0373, K0396, K0480

Explore the ins and outs of secure software development as you progress through this nine-video course.

Network Security Components

Course — 00:44:05

K0007, K0011, K0033, K0071, K0145, K0170, K0179, K0296, K0324, K0373, K0487, K0488, K0491, K0561

In this course, we help you explore the details of network security components: device types, component management and analyzing components and network configurations.

Securing Host Devices

Course — 00:20:26

K0033, K0109, K0167, K0205, K0440

Explore the challenges of securing host devices with this course on selecting host hardware and software, host hardening and protecting bootloaders.

Secure Storage Controls

Course — 00:29:18

K0021, K0038, K0097, K0622

Refresh your knowledge of secure storage controls with this course on storage types, protocols and management.

Software Vulnerabilities and Security Controls

Course — 00:37:04

K0005, K0049, K0070, K0140, K0624

In this course, we take you through the fundamentals of software vulnerabilities and security controls.

Security Engineering Principles

Course — 00:53:44

K0005, K0044, K0087, K0157, K0158, K0584

Review the security principles that security engineers need to know in order to implement systems.

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 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.

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.

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.

System Development Methodologies

Course — 00:03:52

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different development methods.

Technical Management Processes

Course — 00:32:55

Dive deep into the technical aspects of managing systems engineering.

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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.

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