With the constant grows of connectivity and networks becoming more heterogeneous, flexible and opened, security is of utmost importance. In this course you will get an introduction to network security!

About the course

This course provides an introduction into network security and covers core security concepts such as, e.g., firewalls, authentication, certificate management, encryption, "stateful packet inspection", VPN and others. During the course you are provided with slide and video materials as well as a set of practical assignments and thus gain both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

You will learn to

  • implement a perimeter security by configuring firewalls and routers
  • explain and implement IP-sec and VPN solutions
  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge of how to secure the switches and routers in a computer network and have a good understanding of the various threats and attacks towards network resources
  • understand and explain the basics of cryptography and hashing
  • understand and explain the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and understand the importance of and be able to create policies and documentation for an organization.


Below you find the entry requirements for the course. If you do not fulfill the requirements, you can get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etcetera. Read more in Application information below.