Lesson/Domain 5 -- Security School: Training for CISSP Certification

Security School webcasts are focused on CISSP training. This lesson corresponds to the telecommunications and networking domain in the CISSP exam's "Common Body of Knowledge."

Security School: Training for CISSP® Certification


Discover everything you need to know to ace the CISSP® exam with our first series of SearchSecurity.com Security School webcasts, which are focused on CISSP training. Each lesson corresponds to a specific domain in the CISSP exam's "Common Body of Knowledge" -- the essential elements each CISSP-certified practitioner must know.

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Domain 5: Telecommunications and networking
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Telecommunications and networking use various mechanisms, devices, software and protocols that are interrelated and integrated. Networking is one of the more complex topics in the computer field, mainly because so many components are involved. A network administrator or engineer must know how to configure networking software, protocols and services, and devices; deal with interoperability issues; install, configure and interface with telecommunication software and devices; and troubleshoot effectively. A security professional must understand these issues and the vulnerabilities that can arise within the network.

The following are a few of the topics that are covered in this domain:

  • Protocol stack models: OSI, TCP/IP stack models, their abstraction layers, associated protocols and their relationship to each other
  • Core technologies:: Network topologies, LAN, MAN and WAN, cabling and data transmission types, network and telecommunications devices and services, and Web-based intranet and extranet Web technologies
  • Network components and services: Network devices and services, telecommunications, devices and resource management
  • Extension technologies: Remote access methods and technologies, and wireless technologies

> Read the full Domain Spotlight on telecommunications and networking here.
> Register here to view this webcast and download the quiz on Lesson/Domain 5 – Telecommunications and networking.
> Go back to the Security School for CISSP Training table of contents.

Additional resources

About Shon Harris:

Shon Harris is a CISSP, MCSE and President of Logical Security, a firm specializing in security educational and training tools. Logical Security offers curriculum, virtual labs, instructor slides and tools for lease by training companies, security companies, military organizations, government sectors and corporations.

Shon is also a security consultant, an engineer in the Air Force's Information Warfare unit, an entrepreneur and an author. She has authored two best selling CISSP books, including CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, and was a contributing author to the book Hacker's Challenge. Shon is currently finishing her newest book, Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker's Handbook.

CISSP® is a registered certification mark of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC(2).

This was first published in November 2004

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