Firewalls and IDS

December 4, 20232 min read

Course Overview

The “Firewalls and IDS” course is a critical component of the Rocheston CyberTech Professional (RCT) program, designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of network security technologies that protect organizational assets. Participants of this course will delve into the architecture, configuration, and management of firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS), which are essential for defending against cyber threats.



Course Objectives

Upon completion of the “Firewalls and IDS” course, participants will be equipped to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of network security and the role of firewalls and IDS.
  • Configure and manage firewall systems to control network traffic and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Deploy and tune various types of IDS to detect and respond to potential security breaches.
  • Analyze firewall and IDS logs to perform security event investigations and improve organizational security posture.
  • Understand the strategies behind implementing layered security through both firewalls and IDS to secure network infrastructure.
  • Stay current with the latest trends and evolutionary changes in firewall and IDS technology.


Key Topics

  • Introduction to Network Security
    • Core principles of networking and security
    • The significance of network barriers and monitoring systems
  • Firewalls
    • Types of firewalls (packet filtering, stateful, application layer, etc.)
    • Firewall architecture and rule sets
    • Best practices for firewall configuration and maintenance
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • IDS types (network-based, host-based, and others)
    • Signature-based and anomaly-based detection techniques
    • Integrating IDS with other security components
  • Monitoring and Analysis
    • Log management and analysis
    • Real-time monitoring and alerting
    • Incident response based on IDS alerts
  • Advanced Security Measures
    • Implementing Unified Threat Management (UTM)
    • Threat intelligence and adaptive security
  • Emerging Technologies
    • Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs)
    • Cloud-based firewalls and IDS


Target Audience

The “Firewalls and IDS” course is targeted at:

  • Aspiring cybersecurity professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of fundamental security technologies.
  • IT professionals responsible for managing and securing network infrastructure.
  • System administrators interested in enhancing network defense capabilities.
  • Security analysts looking to improve their skills in recognizing and responding to cyber threats.
  • Network engineers who wish to incorporate firewall and IDS solutions into their network designs.



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