Networking & Security 101

Networking & Security 101

Get a crash course in data centers, network monitoring, and security tools

Networking & Security 101

In this course, we'll cover data center and security fundamentals.

Why Networking & Security 101?

You've probably heard all sorts of IT buzzwords: active monitoring, inline security, edge computing...

But what do all these terms even mean? Sometimes it's hard to keep up.

In this course, Mike Hodge breaks down the basics you actually need to know — from physical and cloud networks to monitoring techniques and cybersecurity tools. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to protect and monitor your network.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for anyone who wants a crash course in data center networks and security. From IT and network engineers to anyone curious about how data center networks and security works, this course is for you.

We'll cover:

  • What is a network packet broker? 
  • What is a bypass switch?
  • What is active monitoring?
  • What is inline security?
  • How does edge computing affect your network?
  • How do you access network data?
  • How do you access cloud data?
  • What is ransomware and how do you stop it?
  • What is SSL/TLS decryption? 
  • How can you reduce SecOps alert fatigue? 

Duration:

< 45 min

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Start Here
  • Networking & Security 101
  • What is a Network Packet Broker? (4 min)
  • What is a Bypass Switch? (3 min)
  • What is Active Monitoring? (4 min)
  • What is Inline Security? (4 min)
  • How does Edge Computing Affect Your Network? (4 min)
  • How Do You Access Network Data? (4 min)
  • How Do You Access Cloud Data? (3 min)
  • What is Ransomware and How Do You Stop It? (2 min)
  • What is SSL/TLS Decryption? (4 min)
  • How Can You Reduce SecOps Alert Fatigue? (3 min)
  • Final Quiz & Resources
  • Networking & Security 101 Quiz
  • Training Resources
  • Certificate & Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!

Networking & Security 101

In this course, we'll cover data center and security fundamentals.

Why Networking & Security 101?

You've probably heard all sorts of IT buzzwords: active monitoring, inline security, edge computing...

But what do all these terms even mean? Sometimes it's hard to keep up.

In this course, Mike Hodge breaks down the basics you actually need to know — from physical and cloud networks to monitoring techniques and cybersecurity tools. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to protect and monitor your network.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for anyone who wants a crash course in data center networks and security. From IT and network engineers to anyone curious about how data center networks and security works, this course is for you.

We'll cover:

  • What is a network packet broker? 
  • What is a bypass switch?
  • What is active monitoring?
  • What is inline security?
  • How does edge computing affect your network?
  • How do you access network data?
  • How do you access cloud data?
  • What is ransomware and how do you stop it?
  • What is SSL/TLS decryption? 
  • How can you reduce SecOps alert fatigue? 

Duration:

< 45 min

Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Start Here
  • Networking & Security 101
  • What is a Network Packet Broker? (4 min)
  • What is a Bypass Switch? (3 min)
  • What is Active Monitoring? (4 min)
  • What is Inline Security? (4 min)
  • How does Edge Computing Affect Your Network? (4 min)
  • How Do You Access Network Data? (4 min)
  • How Do You Access Cloud Data? (3 min)
  • What is Ransomware and How Do You Stop It? (2 min)
  • What is SSL/TLS Decryption? (4 min)
  • How Can You Reduce SecOps Alert Fatigue? (3 min)
  • Final Quiz & Resources
  • Networking & Security 101 Quiz
  • Training Resources
  • Certificate & Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!