FSNE: Network Management and Security (CCNA)


In this module, we will cover managing the network and the devices. This will include a review of tools and services used in network management and network security.




  • Welcome (1 min)
    • Welcome to the module on Network Management and Security!
Network Management - 94 minutes


  • Network Management (33 min)
    • We’ll take a hard look at the processes, tools and protocols used in Network Management.
  • Syslogging (18 min)
    • We have to log everything that happens on our corporate network devices – this is how we do it.
  • Configuration Backups (15 min)
    • We always need to have backups!
  • Quality of Service (11 min)
    • We will look at the traffic cop in modern networking, QoS.
  • Virtualization (17 min)
    • Virtualization has been around for many years now, how much do you know about it?
IP Services - 70 minutes


  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (25 min)
    • There must be some easy way to assign IP addresses to hosts on the network – ah yes, DHCP.
  • Network Address Translation (11 min)
    • NAT is one of the biggest topics in networking – let’s learn all about how to translate addresses!
  • Lab: Implementing NAT (12 min)
    • Now, let’s do some labs 🙂
  • Network Timing Protocol (22 min)
    • What can I do to ensure that the timestamps on all of my syslog messages are synchronized? Configure NTP so all devices share a common time source.
Network Security - 190 minutes


  • Managing Risk and Information Security (12 min)
    • Information security is paramount in contemporary networking, nobody wants to be the company that was in the news for being hacked.
  • Introduction to ACLs (32 min)
    • Access Lists have many uses and protect our networks and connections – let’s dive into this important topic!
  • Implementing ACLs (32 min)
    • How about a lab on ACLs?
  • Securing Cisco Network Devices (31 min)
    • In this lesson we will learn how to implement basic security and management plane protection in Cisco IOS.
  • Switch Security Features (31 min)
    • Port security and some other really cool switch security features – let’s dive in!
  • Firewalls and VPNs (22 min)
    • Let’s make sure we understand the different types of firewalls and VPNs…
  • Network Hardening Techniques (21 min)
    • We will take a look at the tools and processes available to network engineers to help ensure the network stays safe.
  • Multifactor Authentication (8 min)
    • Passwords can be safe, but a one-time-use dynamically created key is far superior.


Guidance and Motivation


The program is created by engineering veterans who worked at Cisco, Arista Networks, top VARs, and in the U.S. Air Force. The founders have trained over 1000+ engineers for the military and built this curriculum from the ground up in order to make you job and mission-ready!

Over 40+ years of combined industry experience have been poured out into our Full Stack Network Engineering program to take anyone from Zero to Engineer in 14 to 24 weeks.

Terry Kim

Founder and CEO of NexGenT – I’ve worked in the IT industry for 15+ years before starting this company and have been fortunate enough to work for some amazing companies such as Cisco Systems, Arista Networks, and Dimension Data as a Network Architect/Systems Engineer. And my mission is to help you level up in Information Technology!

Jacob Hess

I’m a Network Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Air Force veteran who is passionate about computer networking, education, and high performance teams. I enjoy people, teaching, learning, business, and cutting edge technology.

Bill Goodwin

20 years in the computer networking industry that has included campus enterprise and Service Provider backbone support.  Headed up the problem management team overseeing troubleshooting for all high profile issues at AT&T.  Began teaching Cisco networking as a Cisco Netacad Instructor in 2007.  My focus is to get students CCNA certified.

John Meersma

I am a Network, Collaboration, and Automation Engineer with a passion for helping others become their technical best. I have worked with and taught technology for over twenty years. Learning Cisco and becoming certified change my life. I am committed to helping others do the same.