The course is intended for those who need to find out what networks are, how they work and what the prime risks are. It covers the range from wires and PC boards to business objectives and risks. Networking technology and its jargon are explained in non-technical terms.
Having acquired a high level understanding of networking technology, you will learn how to assess security by workshop exercises. All aspects are covered, both business and technical. Business-based workshops are introduced as knowledge is acquired. These require you to decide how networks and applications should be deployed and managed. You will hear commentary on certain real disasters that have happened to high profile companies in the past.
Planning for audits and discussion of suitable tests forms a substantial part of the course. Where hands on is possible, delegates will get a chance to run network probes, port scanners and examine network settings.
The course attempts to demystify the technology surrounding networks and is suitable not only for security specialists but also for non-technical business managers who need to control networking projects.
Delegates should have a good general understanding of IT.