Introduces network security. Emphasizes security terminology and concepts, network security design, security threats and vulnerabilities, security assessment tools and techniques, application, host, and data security, access control concepts and implementation, risk management and business continuity, and basic cryptography through laboratory exercises and detailed lectures. Course topics typically help students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. NOTE: This exam is not included in this course. Industry certification exams are administered by an independent testing agency.