Network Security Engineer
Today, internetwork communication is playing very important role in increasing profitability and productivity of any business. Reliable and Timely delivery of information relies on efficient network infrastructure. This is not possible without well-trained, qualified and experienced network engineers and experts. This is why, every organization will need human resource in their IT department who have very good technical knowledge of networking.
Network Security is another aspect, which is becoming big concern of every organization day by day. Securing the network and over all IT infrastructure has become indispensable. To secure their network infrastructure, you would need to use different technologies and security devices e.g. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Access Control Servers, network monitoring tools and etc. For that, you need Network engineer who will have knowledge and expertise in these technologies and equipment so that he can use them efficiently to secure the network resources. Good network engineer and administrator will not only ensure the better performance of network but also keep its security infrastructure up-to-date according to new threats and attacks.
Firewall is the most important device in network that provides frontline security to network. It saves your network from any malicious attacks that can harm your network connectivity in so many ways. Firewall technologies are becoming more and more complex because of advancement of many hacking tools, and techniques. This is crucial for any organization that there firewalls not only secure its network but firewall should also have unbreakable security for itself. This is why, almost every employer is requiring knowledge of Firewall along with Routing and Switching. Employer is looking for network engineer who does not only have firm grasp on Firewall Technologies but also able to deploy security solutions on different vendor’s firewalls. Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, Checkpoint and Fortinet are widely used firewall products these days.
These certifications are as follows:
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Routing and Switching
Cisco is leader of networking industry and always remain ahead of other vendors. This is the reason, for last two decades, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Routing and Switching is most demanded and globally recognized qualification in Networking field. This validate your skills in installing, configuring routers and switches and troubleshooting issues. CCNA validates knowledge and skills necessary for any network engineer. So, if you are thinking to make career in IT and Networking then no qualification is out there better then CCNA Routing and Switching.
This is completely instructor led class based hands training with fully equipped lab. After completing this, You will have expertise in following:
- Networking Fundamentals
- LAN Switching Technologies (VLAN, Spanning Tree, Ether Channel)
- Routing Technologies (Static Routing, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP)
- IP infrastructure Services (DHCP, DNS, NAT, HSRP, NTP)
- WAN Technologies (PPP, HDLC, GRE, VPN)
- Infrastructure Security (Port Security, Access Control List (ACL), DHCP Snooping etc.)
- Infrastructure Management (SNMP, Syslog, IP SLA, SPAN, etc.)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
Network Security is crucial for every network. It is very important for every network to secure their network so that no one can get unauthorized access to their assets, which could be classified documents, Financial details, intellectual property, or business secrets. This is why employers need network engineer who are familiar with network security infrastructure.
CCNA Security validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure network. After completing this courses, Network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop security of network, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to network and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security emphasizes security technologies like, VPN, Stateless packet inspection, Intrusion prevention system and Intrusion detections systems etc. It gives enough foundational knowledge and skills that one can apply for jobs as Network Security engineer or Network administrator.
- Security Concepts ( Security principles, security threats, cryptography)
- Secure Access (Secure management, AAA concepts, 802.1X Authentication)
- VPN (VPN Concepts, Site-to-Site VPN, Remote Access VPN)
- Secure Routing ( Secure Routing protocols, secure Control plane, secure routers)
- Secure Switching ( Layer 2 attacks, VLAN Security, Migigation Procedures)
- Cisco Firewall technologies
- Different strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies
- Compare stateful vs stateless firewalls
- Implement NAT
- Implement zone-based firewall
- Firewall features on cisco ASA
- Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
- Describe IPS Deployment considerations
- Describe IPS technologies
Firewall is the most essential security device and every organization need to have it in its corporate network. This provides front line security to network and IT infrastructure and secure it from all security Threats. To make it more effective, it is very important to customise and configure it according to business need. To create security policy and implementing it correctly on firewall is very crucial and sensitive job. This is why, engineer or team of engineers who are responsible to make security policy and implement them in Firewall, must be familiar with modern Firewall Technologies.
MOD 1: PLATFORMS AND ARCHITECTURE
MOD 2: INITIAL CONFIGURATION
MOD 3: BASIC INTERFACE CONFIGURATION
MOD 4: SECURITY AND NAT POLICIES
MOD 5: BASIC APP-ID™
MOD 6: BASIC CONTENT-ID™
MOD 7: FILE BLOCKING AND WILDFIRE™
MOD 8: DECRYPTION
MOD 9: BASIC USER-ID™
MOD 10: SITE-TO-SITE VPNs
MOD 11: MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING
MOD 12: ACTIVE/PASSIVE HIGH AVAILABILITY
Network Security is big concern of every company these days. It is very important to keep network secure from different types of attack. This requires us to install security equipment and software so that we can investigate and monitor each IP packet that is entering into network. Firewall is most important security equipment in firewall that is mainly used to protect network from external threats. This is why it is important to install and configure firewall in such a way that no one can exploit vulnerability in network and harm it.
Introduction to Check Point Technology
Check Point Solutions
The Security Policy
Network Address Translation and NAT Policy
SmartView Tracker and Smart View Monitor
Introduction to Check Point VPNs
Lab Exercises Include