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Palo Alto Networks Network Security Fundamentals

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Overview

In this Network Security Fundamentals course you will gain an understanding of the fundamental tenants of network security and review the general concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to describe general network security concepts and implement basic network security configuration techniques.

Syllabus

  • Network Security Fundamentals: Module 1 - Course Information
    • This course provides the student with an understanding of the fundamental tenants of network security and covers the general concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to examine, describe general network security fundamentals and implement basic network security configuration techniques.
  • Network Security Fundamentals: Module 2 - The Connected Globe
    • The Connected Globe learning module examines network infrastructures, including device identity management and device configurations employed across a wide range of networks - from local area wireless to the Internet.
  • Network Security Fundamentals Module 3 - Physical, Logical and Virtual Addressing
    • The Physical, Logical and Virtual Addressing module evaluates the IP addressing and protocol standards used with local area networks and also to interconnect through the Internet.
  • Network Security Fundamentals: Module 4 - Packet Encapsulation and Lifecycle
    • The Packet Encapsulation and Lifecycle module examines the data packet lifecycle. It focuses on different packet constructions and how transport layer protocols encapsulate data into frames for transmission across different network infrastructures. Wireshark is used to analyze packet captures.
  • Network Security Fundamentals: Module 5 - Network and Endpoint Security Technologies
    • The Network and Endpoint Security Technologies module evaluates Network and Endpoint security technologies including encryption, certificate management and hashing.
  • Network Security Fundamentals: Module 6 - Networking and Security Principles
    • The Networking and Security Principles module explains the core security features included in a Next-Generation Firewall - NGFW. It explains the utilization of network baselines as a way of analyzing network performance.

Taught by

James Dalton

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