Harper College

Network Security Fundamentals - Security+

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Provides students with a comprehensive hands-on overview of network security, including authentication, encryption, digital certificates, perimeter topologies, remote access, cryptography, and operational security. This course also helps students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain and support general security concepts, including authentication methods, access control, auditing, and attacks.
  • Configure and support communication security, including remote access, web, email, and wireless access.
  • Demonstrate and support infrastructure security, including devices, media, and topologies.
  • Describe and support basic cryptography including algorithms, digital certificates, and public key infrastructure standards and protocols.
  • Identify and eliminate risks with operational security including physical security, disaster recovery, policies and procedures, education, and documentation.

Length: 32 hours



Last Updated: 6/17/24