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What you will learn

  • Understand network basics around the TCP/IP and OSI Models.

  • Recount DNS, DHCP, Switching and Routing concepts.

  • Understand IP Addressing, Network Address Translation and Packet Sniffing.

  • Describe the structures and vulnerabilities of key databases for cybersecurity including SQL, Couch, Oracle and MongoDB.

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

TCP/IP Framework

3 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
16 videos
Welcome to Introduction to TCP/IP Framework34s
Stateless Inspection5m
Stateful Inspection5m
Firewall Filters- IDS and IPS Systems6m
The Difference between IDS and IPS Systems2m
Network Address Translation5m
An Introduction to Local Area Networks6m
Ethernet and LAN - Ethernet Operations5m
Ethernet and LAN - Network Devices4m
Introduction to Basic Network Routing1m
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Network Addressing4m
Address Resolution Protocol8m
Routers and Routing Tables, Part 12m
Routers and Routing Tables, Part 22m
Routers and Routing Tables, Part 36m
3 readings
Earn an IBM digital badge10m
About this course5m
Research of Network Vendor Training20m
4 practice exercises
Introduction to the TCP/IP Protocol Framework10m
Network Protocols over Ethernet and Local Area Networks12m
Basics of Routing and Switching, Network Packets and Structures12m
TCP/IP Framework30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Basics of IP Addressing and the OSI Model

2 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 71 min)
16 videos
IP Addressing - The Basics of Binary4m
IP Address Structure and Network Classes4m
IP Protocol and Traffic Routing6m
Introduction to the IPv6 Address Schema3m
Application and Transport Protocols UDP and TCP, Part 12m
Application and Transport Protocols UDP and TCP, Part 26m
DNS and DHCP4m
Syslog Message Logging Protocol3m
Flows and Network Analysis3m
Port Mirroring and Promiscuous Mode2m
Next Generation Firewalls - Overview4m
NGFW and the OSI Model2m
NGFW Packet Flow Example and NGFW Comparisons6m
Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems5m
High Availability and Clustering9m
6 practice exercises
Basics of IP Addressing16m
TCP/IP Layer 4, Transport Layer Overview6m
TCP/IP Layer 5, Application Layer Overview12m
Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems8m
Clustering and High Availability Systems2m
Basics of IP Addressing and the OSI Model30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Databases

3 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
18 videos
Data Source Types Part 15m
Data Source Types Part 25m
Data Model Types4m
Structured Data7m
Securing the Crown Jewels8m
Leveraging Security Industry Best Practices1m
Structured Data and Relational Databases1m
Anatomy of a Vulnerability Assessment Test Report2m
Securing Data Sources by Type8m
Securing Databases Wrap Up2m
Data Monitoring4m
Data Alerts3m
Data Activity Reporting8m
Attributes to Include in Logging6m
Failed Access Monitoring2m
Suspicious Access Events, Part 14m
Suspicious Access Events, Part 27m
1 reading
Data Breach Feeds25m
4 practice exercises
Types of Data8m
Securing Databases12m
A Data Protection Solution Example, IBM Security Guardium Use Cases16m
Introduction to Databases25m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Deep Dive - Injection Vulnerability

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
9 videos
Introduction to Injection Flaws3m
OS Command Injection Part 18m
OS Command Injection Part 25m
OS Command Injection Part 37m
SQL Injection Part 18m
SQL Injection Part 26m
Other Types of Injection4m
Thank you for attending this course18s
1 reading
Additional Resources35m
4 practice exercises
Injection Vulnerability12m
SQL Injection8m
Deep Dive - Injection Vulnerability24m
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Top reviews from Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities

By NHDec 22nd 2019

This course was brief only introduction to Network and Database security.\n\nI request Coursera and IBM to launch advanced course also continuing CyberSecurity program.

By CBApr 5th 2020

the Cybersecurity Fundamentals series course is good for the basic level only.\n\nWe need IBM to create a more advance level course in the near future.

About the IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization

There are a growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry that do not require a traditional college degree. Forbes estimates that there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry worldwide by 2021! One position with a severe shortage of skills is as a junior cybersecurity analyst. Throughout this specialization, you will learn concepts around cybersecurity tools and processes, system administration, operating system and database vulnerabilities, types of cyber attacks and basics of networking. You will also gain knowledge around important topics such as cryptography and digital forensics. The instructors are architects , Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished engineers who work with cybersecurity in their day to day lives at IBM with a worldwide perspective. They will share their skills which they need to secure IBM and its clients security systems. The completion of this specialization also makes you eligible to earn the IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found here: https://www.youracclaim.com/org/ibm/badge/cybersecurity-it-fundamentals-specialist Want to see if this is a good career fit for you? IBM is collaborating with MyInnerGenius to help you find out which careers in IT you will love -- careers that are a great match for you -- regardless of your education or experience -- even if you’ve never considered a role in IT....
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