The intent of the Basic Networking Knowledge Unit is to provide students with basic understanding of how networks are built and operate, and to give students some experience with basic network analysis tools. Students are exposed to the concept of potential vulnerabilities in a network.
- Describe the fundamental concepts, technologies, components and issues related to communications and data networks.
- Design a basic network architecture given a specific need and set of hosts/clients.
- Track and identify the packets involved in a simple TCP connection (or a trace of such a connection).
- Use a network monitoring tools to observe the flow of packets (e.g., WireShark).
- Perform network mapping (enumeration and identification of network components) (e.g., Nmap).
- Describe common network vulnerabilities.
Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks (KSA-T) identified as being required to perform this work role.
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