We recommend that you use the latest version, NDG Security+ v3, when starting a new class.
NISGTC Security+ - Developed in collaboration with the DOL NISGTC, these labs focus on the principles and best practices in network security. Students gain hands-on practice in the skills needed to secure a network and prepare for industry certification.
NISGTC Security+ labs are supported in NETLAB+ using the Security+ Pod.
These labs are also available as an NDG Online hosted lab offering.
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Security+ labs are supported in NETLAB+ using the Security+ (SECPLUS) Pod.
To enable the Security+ labs, check the box for "NISGTC Security+" in the class settings. This must be done for each class requiring access to the labs.
Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.
Importance of Choosing the Correct Lab Exercise
Several of the labs may differ from the standard pod topologies. This is handled by NETLAB+ Dynamic VLAN Mapping technology. Always select the correct lab exercise for the actual lab. This insures that NETLAB+ will set up VLANs on the control switch such that lab devices and PCs are placed in the correct LAN segment for the exercise being performed. Selecting the correct exercise will also make the completed lab output easier to find in the archive.
|Network Devices and Technologies - Capturing Network Traffic
|Configuring the pfSense Firewall
|Protocols and Default Network Ports - Connecting to a Remote System
|Secure Implementation of Wireless Networking
|Incident Response Procedures<
|Secure Network Administration Principles Log Analysis
|Analyze and Differentiate Types of Attacks and Mitigation Techniques
|Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques – Password Cracking
|Identifying & Analyzing Network/Host Intrusion Detection System (NIDS/HIDS) Alerts
|Analyze and Differentiate Types of Malware & Application Attacks
|Discovering Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
|Importance of Data Security – Securing Data Using Encryption Software
|Analyzing Types of Web Application Attacks
|Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
|Implementing Common Protocols and Services for Basic Security Practices
|General Cryptography Concepts