CCTP-Cyber-Security Professional Program

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Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

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This course provides a comprehensive, trustworthy framework of practices for assuring information security. Students will learn how the various roles and functions within Cybersecurity practice can be combined and leveraged to produce a secure organization. Concepts will not be presented as stagnant theory; instead, they are interwoven in a real world “adventure” story that runs throughout. This approach grabs students’ attention and assists them in visualizing the application of the content to real-world issues that they will face in their professional life. The content of the course is based on the Department of Homeland Security's Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) for IT Security.

Prerequisite(s): None

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 1

This CCNA 200-301 Part 1 course prepares you for the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.  This course provides the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. This course covers topics such as networking, switch management, configuring IPv4 and IPv6 networks, LANs, VLANs, and more.

This course includes access to a hands-on Practice-Lab for 200-301, which will allow candidates to have training in the practical application of the course concepts without having to buy any additional software and will prepare them for success on the certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): Students should have keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 2

This CCNA 200-301 Part 2 course, in conjunction with Part 1, prepares you for the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This course introduces topics that will help you build an enterprise network so that devices connect and communicate with others. We discuss aspects of IPv4 access control lists (ACLs), security threats and vulnerabilities, IP services, network architecture, and network automation.

This course includes access to a hands-on Practice-Lab for 200-301, which will allow candidates to have training in the practical application of the course concepts without having to buy any additional software and will prepare them for success on the certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 1


Better Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication is a very important skill that is needed to develop and maintain personal and professional relationships. Just because you are talking does not mean you are communicating. This course will take you through the steps involved in understanding the importance of interpersonal communication and the effect on our daily interactions.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

** Course Subject to Change.


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify information security and the latest trends in the industry
  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of the Information Security Team
  • Define the Essential Body of Knowledge competency areas
  • Recall access control methods and physical security guidelines
  • Identify strategies for monitoring and managing an information security system

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 1

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the steps for small network implementation and security
  • Recall how to implement LANs, VLANs, and STP
  • Identify and be able to configure IPv4 routing protocols 
  • Recognize the concepts behind IPv6
  • Identify troubleshooting basics

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 2

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • List concepts of IPv4 access control lists
  • Recall topics associated with security threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits
  • Identify aspects of IP services
  • Recognize the fundamentals of LAN, WAN, and cloud architecture
  • Describe details for network automation

Better Interpersonal Communication

After completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basics and importance of verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Identify steps associated with the learning process and how to improve your listening skills
  • Recall types of personality styles and the perception process
  • List styles of conflict and what contributes to it



Cybersecurity Module 1
Overview of Information Security

  • Importance of Information Security
  • Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK)
  • Finding an Appropriate Model
  • Strategic Governing Process
  • Global Roadmap for Security
  • EBK Competency Areas
  • Roles in EBK Framework
  • Implementation and Adjustment
  • Adapting Best Practice
  • Developing Solutions from EBK
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Context and Scope

Cybersecurity Module 2 
Information Security Team

  • Defining Executive Roles
  • Role of CISO
  • Architect’s Role
  • Data Security Function
  • Functional Security Roles
  • Information Security Team
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Designing the Security Response
  • Corollary Roles for Security
  • Physical Security Professional
  • Privacy Professional
  • Procurement Professional

Cybersecurity Module 3 
EBK Competencies

  • Data Security
  • Standard Models for Securing Data
  • Cryptography
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ensuring Integrity
  • Routine Evaluations
  • Enterprise Continuity
  • Successful Preparation
  • Anticipating Disasters
  • Incident Management
  • Structured Response
  • Consistent Execution

Cybersecurity Module 4
System Development and Maintenance

  • Training and Awareness
  • Ensuring Secure Behavior
  • Build a Knowledgeable Workforce
  • Effective Review Process
  • IT Systems Operations and Maintenance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Controls Framework
  • Maintaining Operational Capability
  • Network and Telecommunications Security
  • Managed Networks
  • Boundaries of Trust
  • Network Security Function

Cybersecurity Module 5
Controls and Regulations

  • Personnel Security
  • Screening and Hiring
  • Formal Code of Conduct
  • Physical Security
  • Maintaining Secure Access
  • Perimeter Controls
  • Effective Procurement System
  • Effective Supply Chains
  • Identifying Trusted Suppliers
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Role of Compliance Officer
  • Evaluation Programs

Cybersecurity Module 6
Risk Management

  • Risk Management Planning Process
  • Risk Management Controls
  • Targeting Security Controls
  • Measuring Risk Management Process
  • Strategic Management
  • Defining Control Objectives
  • Details of Implementation
  • Making Informed Decisions
  • System and Application Security
  • Measuring Against Benchmarks
  • Operational Framework
  • Information-Based Management Process

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 1

CCNA Part 1 Module 1
Introduction to Networking  

  • Networking
  • TCP/IP Networking Model
  • Data Encapsulation Terminology
  • Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs
  • Physical Ethernet LANs UTP/Fiber
  • Sending Data in Ethernet Networks
  • WANs and IP Routing
  • Network Layer Features

CCNA Part 1 Module 2
Ethernet LANs

  • Using the Command-Line Interface
  • Accessing the Cisco Catalyst Switch CLI
  • Analyzing Ethernet LAN Switching
  • LAN Switching Concepts
  • Verifying and Analyzing Ethernet Switching

CCNA Part 1 Module 3
Switch Management

  • Configuring Basic Switch Management
  • Securing the Switch CLI
  • Enabling IPv4 for Remote Access
  • Configuring and Verifying Switch Interfaces
  • Status and Statistics

CCNA Part 1 Module 4
Implementing VLANs and STP

  • Virtual LAN Concepts
  • Trunking Configuration and Verification  
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and VLAN Trunks
  • Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
  • STP and RSTP Basics
  • RSTP and EtherChannel Configuration
  • Configuring Layer 2 EtherChannel

CCNA Part 1 Module 5
Analyzing IPv4 Networks

  • Introduction to Subnetting
  • Analyze Subnetting and Addressing Needs
  • Plan the Implementation
  • Classful Network Concepts
  • Practice with Classful Networks

CCNA Part 1 Module 6
Subnet Masks

  • Analyzing Subnet Masks
  • Subnet Mask Conversion
  • Identifying Subnet Design Choices Using Masks
  • Defining a Subnet
  • Analyzing Existing Subnets: Binary
  • Analyzing Existing Subnets: Decimal

CCNA Part 1 Module 7
IPv4 Routing 

  • Installing Cisco Routers
  • Enabling IPv4 Support on Cisco Router Interfaces
  • IP Routing
  • Configuring IP Addresses and Connected Routes
  • Configuring Static Routes
  • IP Forwarding with the Longest Prefix Match

CCNA Part 1 Module 8
Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing

  • Routing in the LAN
  • VLAN Routing with Router 802.1Q Trunks
  • VLAN Routing with Layer 3 Switch SVIs
  • VLAN Routing with Layer 3 Switch Routed Ports
  • Problem Isolation Using the ping Command
  • Problem Isolation Using the traceroute Command
  • Telnet and SSH

CCNA Part 1 Module 9

  • Comparing Dynamic Routing Protocol Features
  • OSPF Concepts and Operations
  • OSPF Areas and LSAs
  • Implementing Single-Area OSPFv2
  • Using OSPFv2 Interface Subcommands
  • OSPF Network Types
  • OSPF Neighbor Relationships

CCNA Part 1 Module 10
IP Version 6

  • Introduction to IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing Formats and Conventions
  • Global Unicast Addressing Concepts
  • Unique Local Unicast Addresses
  • Implementing Unicast IPv6 Addresses on Routers
  • Connected and Local IPv6 Routes
  • Static IPv6 Routes

CCNA Part 1 Module 11
Wireless LANs

  • Comparing Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Wireless LAN Topologies
  • RF Overview
  • Analyzing Cisco Wireless Architectures
  • Anatomy of a Secured Connection
  • Wireless Privacy and Integrity Methods
  • Building a Wireless LAN
  • Connecting a Cisco AP

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 2

CCNA Part 2 Module 1
IP Access Control Lists  

  • TCP/IP Layer 4 Protocols: TCP and UDP
  • TCP/IP Applications
  • IPv4 Access Control List Basics
  • Standard Numbered IPv4 ACLs
  • Extended Numbered IP Access Control Lists
  • Named ACLs and ACL Editing

CCNA Part 2 Module 2
Security Services

  • Security Architectures
  • Security Terminology
  • Common Security Threats
  • Controlling and Monitoring User Access
  • Developing a Security Program
  • Securing Network Devices
  • Securing IOS Passwords
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems

CCNA Part 2 Module 3
Security Services Part II

  • Implementing Switch Port Security
  • Port Security Concepts and Configuration
  • Port Security Violation Modes
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Identifying Host IPv4 Settings
  • DHCP Snooping
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection

CCNA Part 2 Module 4
IP Services

  • System Message Logging
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Analyzing Topology Using CDP and LLDP
  • Network Address Translation
  • Perspective on IPv4 Address Scalability
  • Network Address Translation Concepts
  • NAT Configuration and Troubleshooting

CCNA Part 2 Module 5
IP Services Part II  

  • Introduction to QoS
  • Classification and Marking
  • Queuing
  • Shaping and Policing
  • Congestion Avoidance
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocol
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • FTP and TFTP

CCNA Part 2 Module 6
Network Architecture

  • Analyzing Campus LAN Topologies
  • Small Office/Home Office
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Metro Ethernet
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Internet VPNs
  • Server Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • WAN Traffic Paths to Reach Cloud Services

CCNA Part 2 Module 7
Network Automation

  • SDN and Controller Based Networks
  • Network Programmability and SDN
  • Comparing Traditional vs. Controller Based Networks
  • SDA Fabric, Underlay, and Overlay
  • DNA Center and SDA Operation
  • DNA Center as a Network Management Platform

CCNA Part 2 Module 8
Network Automation Part II

  • REST-Based APIs
  • Data Serialization and JSON
  • Device Configuration Challenges and Solutions
  • Ansible, Puppet, and Chef Basics

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Better Interpersonal Communication

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 1
Introduction to Communication

Because it’s such a commonplace activity, we usually don’t think about how we communicate too much. However, the power of effective, persuasive communication should never be underestimated. Your success in any number of settings—in your relationships, in school, on the job, and as a member of society— hinges on your ability to master the full communication process. Our first module discusses the basics of verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as uses and misuses.

  • Why We Communicate
  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Uses and Misuses
  • Cultural Differences and Language

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 2
Listening, Self-Esteem, and Self-Disclosure

Listening is the learned process of hearing, attending, evaluating, retaining, and responding to verbal and nonverbal messages. In this module we will learn more about each stage of the listening process: review both the benefits to listening, as well as the challenges to effective listening; and explore the ways in which you can improve your listening skills. We’ll also discuss the principles behind self-concepts and self-disclosure.

  • Listening Process
  • Benefits to Listening
  • Steps for Improving Your Listening Skills
  • Self-Concepts
  • Self-Disclosure

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 3
Personality Styles and Perception

Do you notice that you act in different ways around certain people? Perhaps you act inhibited around your supervisor, but you wish you could act confident like you do around your co-workers and other colleagues. In other situations, you act polite and deferential around acquaintances, but may wish you could act more sociable like you do around your friends. In this module, we’ll discuss how personality styles effect communication as well as the perception process. Finally, we’ll explore the basics behind defense mechanisms.

  • How Does Personality Style Effect Communication?
  • Physiological and Psychological Factors of Perception
  • Challenges to the Perception Process
  • What is Defensiveness?
  • Defense Mechanisms

Better Interpersonal Communication Module 4  
Conflict and Electronic Communication

Interpersonal conflict occurs in interactions where there are real or perceived incompatible goals, scarce resources, or opposing viewpoints. We’ll discuss types of conflict and conflict styles in our final module, as well as characteristics of electronic communication.

  • What is Conflict and What Contributes to It?
  • Types of Conflict
  • Conflict Styles
  • What is Electronic Communication?
  • Characteristics and Misuses of Electronic Communication

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few course still have physical materials.
**See the “Book Grant” program information.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 1

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician 100-105 ICND1: CCENT certification exam.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA) Part 2

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam 200-105 ICND2: CCNA certification exam.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

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The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.