Introduction to Networks - ASN100WEB


Organizations require their networks to be operational and secure yet cyberattacks and cyberbreaches are still common. These threats, the evolving technologies involved and staff shortages challenge IT auditors to understand the enterprise’s increasing network risks. This course focuses on understanding critical network components, terminology and associated risks, basic operating characteristics, risks associated with important network components and how to prepare audit programs.


Tuition cost


NASBA Certified CPE

3 Credits


Why you should attend

You should attend because it is important for all auditors to have at least a basic understanding of network components and related risks so they can assess the conditions at their organizations and develop appropriate audit programs.

Who should attend

Financial and operational auditors as well as entry level IT Auditors who want an understanding of key network components and risks. Audit Management, Risk Management, Compliance Management.

What You'll learn

You will learn about key network terminology, network security strategies and protocols, perimeter security and other key concerns. You will also learn how to develop work programs catered to your organization’s needs.




  • Network Security Strategies
  • Network Terminology
  • OSI Model & TCP/IP Encapsulation
  • IP Addressing
  • Network Services Ports
  • LAN and WAN Protocols
  • Network Media
  • Network Devices
  • Network Perimeter Security Objectives
  • DMZ
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security
  • Network Audit Focus Area

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