Information Assurance Network Administration And Services

Information Assurance - Network Administration and Services

Information Assurance addresses the technical and managerial processes and systems necessary to assess risks and vulnerabilities related to the goals of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (C-I-A Security Triad) of information, whether in storage, process or transit.

TIMELINE?The estimated time to complete the learning path

10 Hours

SKILL LEVEL?Designed for the students who have some experience in the field


SKILLS EARNED?This learning path will provide students with 6 new core skills necessary in this field




the top 10% Information Assurance professionals reported making in 2015

Pre-Requisites: Completion of CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience





According to the January 2016 issue of Forbes magazine, there are currently over 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. A recent report from Cisco Systems, Inc. estimates there are over 1.0 million unfilled jobs globally. The Cisco report also estimates a demand of 6.0 million unfilled jobs by 2019, including a predicted shortfall of 1.5 million qualified candidates.
This Cybrary credential specializes in providing the knowledge and competency for an entry level position as an Information Assurance specialist with a focus on network administration and network services necessary for the support of the C-I-A triad.

Cyber security skill certifications

Cybrary's industry-recognized Subject Matter Experts have created rigorous, hyper-focused skill certification tests to test proficiency of that skill.
These Skill Certifications are incorporated seemlessly throughout the Learning Path and students will walk away with Cybrary Skill Certifications that can be provided, as proof of skill, to employers.



Kelly Handerhan is an IT consultant and trainer with 20+ years experience. She has provided training to companies through the US and Europe for over 16 years and was selected as one of the top 75 trainers through a world-wide training evaluation program. Along with an extensive background in IT project management and courseware development, she continues to pursue her life-long passion: providing quality training to IT professionals.

Kelly is certified in
PMP, CISSP, CISM, Sec+, and MCITP EA/SA (Server 2008)

Dean Pompilio

Dean Pompilio is an IT Professional, focused on IT Security, with 25+ years experience primarily within large Federal agencies, International financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, large banks, and credit card companies. He has worked as a Technical Trainer for 5+ years sharing his knowledge and expertise with IT professionals around the world.

Dean is certified in

John Martin

John Martin is an IT professional with 15+ years of industry experience ranging from desktop support technician to senior network engineer. He has served in the education, travel, logistics, and insurance fields and has delivered focused training on CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCNA for the last 7 years.

John is certified in
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCNA

John Oyeleke

John Oyeleke is an IT professional with 15+ years of experience with a focus in IT Training and Instruction. He has provided professional IT training services in the US and internationally for organizations such as: Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy, AT&T, VISA, Career Changers, as well as a diverse commercial client-base to include several Fortune 500 firms. John delivers a unique approach by blending traditional with non-traditional applications to help prepare each student to thwart the newest breed of "out-of-the-box" thinkers by giving each student a vision.

John is certified in
CISSP, CHFI, CEH, CISM, CISA, CSX, MCP, CASP, Net+,Sec+, A+, ITIL v3, and ISFS (ISO 27002)


Prior to the Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst Learning Path, the student should have the following knowledge:
  • Cybrary's Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst Learning Path - Cybrary's "Entry-Level Cybersecurity Analyst" learning path will train you on the critical skills required for today's high-demand jobs. After the training is completed, we will rigorously test your knowledge on the core skills needed to successfully land an entry-level cybersecurity job.
  • CompTIA A+ Training or Certification - A+ training covers the fundamentals of computer technology, basic networking, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, as well as configuring common features for mobile operation systems Android and Apple iOS.
  • CompTIA Network+ Training or Certification - Network+ training covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management and security. Distinguish between different types of networks, identify features of VPN and VLAN, differentiate and implement appropriate wiring standards, categorize WAN and LAN technology types and properties, implement a basic wireless network and recognize basic network attack types.
  • CompTIA Security+ Training or Certification - The Security+ curriculum covers many areas of network security, including cloud security, encryption, security protocols, system security and network infrastructure. Learn about general security concepts, basics of cryptography, communications security and operational and organizational security.
  • Looking for FREE CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, OR CompTIA Security+ training?
    Find them here on Cybrary.

    Information Assurance - Network Administration and Services LEARNING PATH

    Risk Management

    Risk Management is arguably the most important element of any cyber security program. Understanding the value of assets, analyzing threat potential and selecting a cost-effective means of mitigation is the primary job of any security specialist. The Risk Management Certification test will certify your skills in common risk terms, approaches and strategies in order to provide potential employers with security solutions that best meet the business objectives.

    Access Control and Identity Management

    Identity and Access Management (IAM) is rapidly becoming one of the most important disciplines of information security. The Identity and Access Management Certificaton Test will ensure you can manage user identities and govern access to resources and privileges on the corporate network. The test will challenge your knowledge of the processes used to identify, authenticate, authorize and audit subject/object access.


    The Cryptography Certification Test focuses on encryption and decryption functionality, the strengths and weaknesses of various algorithms, digital signatures, public-key cryptography, and industry best practices.

    Network Devices

    Your network is comprised of many different types of devices, and all of them must be properly configured, hardened, and managed. The Network Devices Certification Test will challenge your knowledge about switches, routers, firewalls, proxies, management networks, centralized authentication, and SIEM devices.

    Manage a Network Infrastructure

    The Network Infrastructure Certification Test proves your knowledge of essential elements required to create, maintain and secure a directory based network in the enterprise. You will also be expected to display competency in core services of DNS, DHCP, Network Access Control and RADIUS from configuration through their optimization in order to successfully certify your skills in Network Infrastructure.

    Enterprise Security Architecture

    The Enterprise Security Architecture Certification Test is the capstone to the Information Assurance - Network Administration and Services Learning Path. Earning the Enterprise Security Architecture Certification Test substantiates an individual’s knowledge across numerous network disciplines and comes as the culmination of studies across each of the previous courses in the IA track.

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