CIW Web Security Associate

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Course Details

CIW is the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals. More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW is a Web technology standard adopted by academic institutions, governments and businesses worldwide. CMIT is an approved CIW training provider and provides CIW official training materials. Web Security Associate teaches you how to secure your network from unauthorized activity. This course teaches you about security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy, and about the different types of hacker activities that you are most likely to encounter.

This course identifies security principles and techniques that enable you to stop a hacker by understanding how to implement access control lists, operating system hardening and firewall technology. It also teaches you how to personalize your network security system so you can create a solution that adheres to universal principles, but also conforms to your business needs in responding to specific hacker attacks. You will learn about authentication procedures, encryption standards and implementations that help ensure proper user authentication. You will also learn about the specific ports and protocols that hackers manipulate, and in direct and indirect ways to protect your network operating systems. Finally, you will learn how to respond to and report hacker activity, engage in proactive detection, and always keep your company’s needs in mind.

Students are provided with the following resources:

  • Official Course manuals – covering the entire syllabus.
  • eLearning resources – access to movies, course review questions, exercises and flashcards.
  • Virtual Labs – Virtual labs are designed to teach, in an engaging manner, about the most important, cutting-edge concepts in Web design.
  • Exam Study Guide – condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exams.
  • Exam Pre-Assessment and Practice Exams
Who should complete this course?
  • Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW Security Associate certification: including Network server administrators, Firewall administrators, Systems administrators, Application developers and IT security officers.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • No prior experience using the Internet, developing Web pages or configuring networks is necessary. However, students should be familiar with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows before taking this course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
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Topics covered in this Course

Security Fundamentals

  • Hacker Statistics
  • The Myth of 100-Percent Security
  • Attributes of an Effective Security
  • Security Standards
  • Security Elements and Mechanisms
  • The Security Policy
  • Determining Backups
  • Encryption and Authentication
  • Specific Authentication Techniques
  • Access Control and Auditing
  • Security Tradeoffs and Drawbacks

Encryption

  • Reasons to Use Encryption
  • Creating Trust Relationships
  • Symmetric-Key Encryption
  • Symmetric Algorithms
  • Asymmetric-Key Encryption
  • One-Way (Hash) Encryption
  • Applied Encryption Processes

Attacks

  • Network Attack Categories
  • Brute-Force and Dictionary Attacks
  • System Bugs and Back Doors
  • Malware (Malicious Software)
  • Social Engineering Attacks
  • Denial-of-Service (DOS) Attacks
  • (DDOS) Attacks
  • Spoofing Attacks
  • Scanning Attacks
  • Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Recent Networking Vulnerability Considerations

  • Networking Vulnerability Considerations
  • Wireless Network Technologies and Security
  • IEEE 802.11 Wireless Standards
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Convergence Networking and Security
  • Web 2.0 Technologies
  • Greynet Applications
  • Vulnerabilities with Data at Rest
  • Security Threats from Trusted Users
  • Anonymous Downloads and Indiscriminate Link-Clicking

General Security Principles

  • Common Security Principles
  • Be Paranoid
  • You Must Have a Security Policy
  • No System or Technique Stands Alone
  • Minimize the Damage
  • Deploy Company-wide Enforcement
  • Provide Training
  • Use an Integrated Security Strategy
  • Place Equipment According to Needs
  • Identify Security Business Issues
  • Consider Physical Security

Protocol Layers and Security

  • TCP/IP Security Introduction
  • Data Encapsulation
  • Link/Network Access Layer
  • Network/Internet Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • Application Layer
  • Protocol Analysers

Securing Resources and Firewalls

  • Implementing Security
  • Resources and Services
  • Protecting TCP/IP Services
  • Physical Security
  • Access Control
  • Firewall Configuration
  • Creating Packet Filter Rules
  • Packet Filter Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Configuring Proxy Servers
  • Remote Access and Virtual Private
  • Networks (VPNs)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Incident Response

  • Creating an Incident Response Policy
  • Determining If an Attack Has Occurred
  • Executing the Response Plan
  • Analysing and Learning
Assessment
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Security from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive CIW Certification. This is a computer-based multiple-choice exam (CIW Exam 1D0-571) which may be sat when students have completed the course. Exam fees are not included in Course Fees.
  • The exam may be completed at an Assessment Centre near where you live. Students can locate testing centres here: Pearson Vue
Technical Requirements
  • This is an online course delivered over the internet. The following technical requirements apply: 128MB of RAM; Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Minimum screen resolution 800×600, Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher; Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher; Flash 8.0 or higher; 56K minimum connection; broadband (10Mbps or higher) connection recommended; Javascript, DHTML and cookies enabled; Sound card with speakers or headphones strongly recommended.
Accreditation
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Security from CMIT.
  • Following successful completion of the CIW exam, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a “CIW Security Associate”.
  • This programme does not lead to an award in the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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