Managing and Conducting an Effective Vulnerability Assessment

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)


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Course Description:

Vulnerability assessment is a critical security practice that helps identify and classify the security holes in a computer or network infrastructure. Enabling your network or security team to conduct regular, effective vulnerability assessments will allow your organization to evaluate the effectiveness of their existing controls and safeguards, reducing unnecessary spend and maintaining compliance with audit and regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA and PCI.

In this course, students will begin by learning how the VA team functions together to perform a good assessment. Students will learn how to develop a project plan, including scoping the most important requirements of the assessment and choosing the methodologies that will be used to test. When a student completes this online training course they will have the knowledge required to manage and conduct a network vulnerability assessment as part of the larger VA team. This course is valid for continuing education units toward CISSP re-certification.

Course Outline

The Tools & the Team – Functional testing vs. policy/procedure review
Elements of a Good Vulnerability Assessment
Developing a Project Plan
Assessing the Biggest Needs
Which Methodology?
Vulnerability and Security Attack Types
Conducting the Assessment
Communication Plan
Change Management
Using a vulnerability scanner
Reviewing the Results
False Positives
Remediation Plans
Reporting: Executive and Technical

Skills Learned

Understand how a Vulnerability Assessment team works together to perform good assessment
Understand how to develop a project plan
Knowledge to conduct a Network Vulnerability Assessment
Knowledge in choosing the best methodology that will be used to test

Who Should Attend This Course

Network Admins, Security team members, risk managers, and IT directors


None, but we recommend that students have a working knowledge of logical and physical network architectures, networking components, TCP/IP, and basic project management skills are recommended.


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  • Learn and earn program*
  • Placement assistance for first 12 months
  • Refund of fees upto 50% if placed through our Placement Division*
  • For Government and Private pricing*

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