It's no secret that IT security is a hot career field these days, and IT security professionals are in high demand. In general, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT professionals earn significantly more than the national average, and experience a significantly lower unemployment rate than the national average.
But while IT security professionals are enjoying a remarkable job market, the reality is that, like any IT organization, IT security teams are under pressure to do more with less, and IT security professionals must often wear many hats.
Building Your Brand In IT Security
That's why it's critical to master the fundamentals of IT security, including the configuration of those devices that make up the foundation of your security infrastructure, such as firewalls. Knowledge of firewall configuration, installation and management is crucial to establish and advance your IT security career, and should be considered the most valuable building block toward building a career in IT security.
And just as your knowledge evolves, so do the capabilities of modern firewalls, which today provide everything from basic perimeter security to network access controls functions, SSL and encryption support, and application-level security. The more advanced you become in your understanding of firewall configuration and management, the more it will benefit your career in IT security.
Learning About Firewall Configuration and Management with NCA
At Network Computing Architects, (NCA), we've been working with firewall vendors like WatchGuard for years, and have built a solid practice around the implementation and management of WatchGuard firewalls. And by building upon that knowledge and experience, we're able to provide training to our customers, so that they can learn both basic and advanced firewall management skills.
NCA offers both basic and advanced level coursework in the installation, configuration and management of the WatchGuard XTM appliances and software, The Fireware XTM Basics course covers material such as the configuration of the Fireware XTM appliance and operating system, along with the creation of corporate security policies. The advanced class builds on that, focusing on more advanced network security and systems security concepts such as Active Directory integration, VPN support, policy-based routing and more advanced VLAN concepts, among others.
If you would like to learn more about the WatchGuard Fireware XTM Basics course and the WatchGuard Fireware XTM Advanced course, click here>>
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