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Certified Network Infiltration & Assessment Specialist (C-NIAS)
Self-Study Online Training
The ability to conduct network reconnaissance, discovery, and enumeration is a critical core competency required for both defensive and offensive cybersecurity operations. In defensive mode these skills are used to identify vulnerabilities, defend network assets, and protect organizational operations from threats posed by malicious actors. During offensive cyber operations these skills are employed to identify high-value network targets for exploitation missions and penetration testing. Regardless of the implementation, Information Security professionals tasked with these missions must possess a strong foundation of technical knowledge, analytical expertise, and the intuition to implement solutions in ways that align with strategic organizational objectives.
The Certified Network Infiltration & Assessment Specialist course provides 16 detailed learning domains, Project Ares® Cyber Range skills, and practical network reconnaissance, infiltration, and assessment labs.
The Certified Network Infiltration & Assessment Specialist course is a component of the career progression track that supports the required Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. It provides a common language to speak about cyber roles and jobs and can be referenced to define professional requirements in cybersecurity.
Course Outline and Knowledge Points
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Project Ares® Cyber Range Labs
Students enrolled in classroom or instructor-led online formats of this course will be using the Project Ares® Cyber Range for practical labs. Project Ares® Cyber Range labs are available to self-study students for an additional fee.
Instructor-Led & Self-Guided NMAP Lab Exercises
Reconnaissance and Intelligence Collection
Scanning Web Servers and Applications
Scanning and Compromising Databases
Scanning Mail Servers and User Accounts
Scanning Windows Servers and File Systems
Scanning ICS and
Optimizing Scan Timing and Performance
Generating and Exporting Scan Reports
Course Training Materials
Exam Prep Guide
Course Workbook & Labs
Self-Guided Lab Exercises
Instructor-Led Lab Exercises
Practice Assessment Quizzes
Knowledge Assessment Exam
Course Certification Document
40-Hour CPE Credit Certificate
Knowledge Assessment Exam
Upon completion of self-study courses, students will be prepared to sit for the knowledge assessment exam. The online examination will consist of True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the Blank questions. The exam may be taken at any time within 6 months of purchasing the certification course.
Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be sent a hardcopy of their certification and their CPE credit documentation via email (PDF format) within 72-hours of the exam date.
The examination is “closed book.” However, students will be allowed to use their notes on material presented during the course as well as their Course Workbooks.
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