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IT 206   Network Security Fundamentals* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : IT 145 or IT 150.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Topics covered include network threats, mitigation techniques, securing network devices, implementing firewall technologies, implementing intrusion prevention, securing local area networks (LANs), implementing virtual private networks (VPNs), and managing a secure network. Hands-on exercises will be used to reinforce the concepts. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab and 1 hr. open lab/wk.