Center for Qualified CyberSecurity Excellence & Mastery

Get Q/ualified!

Q/NDThis is the last class of the Q/ISP Qualified/ Information Security Professional Certification. It’s the class that shows you defensive scenario’s to protect your networks from the hacker attacks and internal misconfiguations, data breaches and compromises. If network defense certification and security skills assessment is your goal, this class teaches you network firewall & router monitoring and defense, deep packet analysis/ including IDS & IPS, DNA malware detection and re-engineering. You learn offense from a defensive position with a "5 step" best practice process to measure your network defense goals.

75% hands-on labs for improving risk at DMZs, internet facing connections, external partner connections, intranet traffic, and managing security breaches. This certification is all about "real life" network defense scenarios.

Class Fee: $3,990
Time: 72 hrs
Learning Level: Entry
Contact Hours: 18 hr Lecture 22 hr labs
Prerequisites: Understanding of TCP/IP Protocols
Credits: 72 CPE / 3 CEU
Method of Delivery: Residential (100% face-to-face) or Hybrid
Instructor: TBD
Method of Evaluation: 95 % attendance 2. 100 % completion of Lab
Grading: Pass = Attendance+ labs & quizzes Fail > 95% Attendance

Sample Job Titles:
Information Systems Security Engineer
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Administrator
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Engineer
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technician
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
Network Security Engineer
Network Security Specialist
Security Analyst
Security Engineer
Security Specialist
Systems Security Engineer

This 72 hour accelerated class is taught using face to face modality or hybrid modality. Class includes 72 hours of contact studies, labs, reading assignments and final exam - passing the final exam is a requirement for graduation.

Who Should Attend
Information Security administrators, Information Systems Managers, Auditors, Network Administrators, Consultants, Systems and Data Security Analysts, and others seeking to enhance their FW, IPV security knowledge.

Text Materials: labs, SU Pen Testing Materials, resource CD’s and attack handouts.
Machines a Dual Core 4M Ram, 350 Gig drives, running MS OS, linux, and VMWare Workstation

Tools for class - Whois, Google Hacking, Nslookup, Sam Spade, Traceroute, NMap, HTTrack, Superscan, Nessus, PSTool,
Nbtstat, Solarwinds, Netcat, John the ripper, Nikto/Wikto, Web Scarab, HTTP Tunnel (hts.exe), LCP , Cain and Abel, Ettercap system hacking, John the Ripper Wireshark  sniffers, TCP dump, D sniff, SAINT, tcpdump, Metasploit, ISS exploit, web app,Core Impact, Snort, Infostego, Etherape, Firefox with plugins (Hackbar, XSSme...), ebgoat, X Wget, Cyrpto tool, 'Curl', Hekix, Digtal DNA, Triumphant, soft wall fw, CISCO FW, Cisco routers

KU Outcomes:

Learning Objectives

Identify the threats against network infrastructures and mitigate risk/impact of attacks
Learn how to harden the network firewalls, and the SIEMs that analyze a network threat to detect the adversary
Decode and analyze packets using various tools to identify anomalies and improve network defenses
Understand how the write snort signatures and apply at points of compromise
Understand the 6 steps in the incident handling process and how to run an incident handling capability
Learn how to use tools to identify /remediate malware
Create a data classification program, deploy data loss prevention solutions at layer 2/3
In-depth Packet Analysis labs

•  Hands on Snort & IPS labs
•  Hands-on reverse engineering viruses & trojan labs
•  Mitigate site spoofing & phishing
•  Mitigating botnets
•  False alarms vs. real threats analysis
•  IPS Filtering techniques
•  NAC's - effective containment technique
•  Best practices, step by step process for perimeter protection
•  Define a recovery strategy
•  5 steps that establish measurable goals for network defenses.


Grades - All students must ordinarily take all quizzes, labs, final exam and submit the class practical in order to be eligible for a Q/ISP, Q/IAP, Q/SSE, or Q/WP credential with SU or another school unless granted an exception in writing by the President. Know that Q/ISP classes draws quite the spectrum of students, including "those less comfortable," "those more comfortable," and those somewhere in between. However, what ultimately matters in this course is not so much where you end up relative to your classmates but where you end up relative to yourself in on Friday of class. The course is graded as a pass or fail solely on your attendance and participation. Those less comfortable and somewhere in between are not at a disadvantage vis-à-vis those more comfortable. Escalating labs help you prepare for real world scenarios. Each labs escalates upon itself, increasing in intensity, rising to the next level, while you’re mitigating the threat step by step. All books are provided during class.