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CIW Web Security Associate Course

Course Format:Online Course
Self-Study Time:Approximately 160 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:2-3 Working Days (Email)
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Course Description

The CIW Web Security Associate Course teaches about Network Security and Firewalls and how to secure your network from unauthorised activity. This course teaches you about security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy, and about the different types of hacker activities that you are most likely to encounter. Individuals with these security skills can pursue or advance careers in many aspects of online and network security.

The CIW Web Security series is for those who configure, manage and deploy e-business solutions servers, and implement e-business and network security solutions. This series offers three levels of credential to recognise the achievements of those who have also attained levels of proficiency in networking administration and now want to validate and prove their competencies in security.

Skills Taught:

  • Corporate network security policies.
  • Authentication procedures, encryption standards and implementations.
  • Ports and protocols that hackers manipulate.
  • Proactive detection and response/reporting methods.
  • Preventing and managing hacker penetration.

The CIW Web Security Associate Course includes the following items:

  • One year License to the official CIW 1D0-571 Web Security Associate online course materials. This includes: Pre-Assessment, Exercises, Quizes and Flashcards, Videos, and Practice Exams.
  • CIW Live Labs
  • An optional PSI Online Exam Voucher to cover the cost of your CIW Exam (£120.00).
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CIW Web Security Series:

The CIW Web Security series has three possible certifications. A candidate can earn an associate-level certification by passing the CIW Web Security Associate exam (1D0-571). Candidates can then provide proof of additional certifications earned from other organisations to be awarded the specialist or professional level CIW certifications.

CIW Web Security Specialist: The CIW Web Security Associate + 1 third party exam.
CIW Web Security Professional: The CIW Web Security Associate + 2 third party exams.

CIW Web Security Syllabus

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The CIW Web Security Associate Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: Network Security Background; What Is Security?; Hacker Statistics; The Myth of 100-Percent Security; Attributes of an Effective Security Matrix; What You Are Trying to Protect; Who Is the Threat?; and Security Standards.
The following topics are covered: Security Elements and Mechanisms; The Security Policy; Determining Backups; Encryption; Authentication; Specific Authentication Techniques; Access Control; Auditing; and Security Tradeoffs and Drawbacks.
The following topics are covered: Reasons to Use Encryption; Creating Trust Relationships; Symmetric-Key Encryption; Symmetric Algorithms; Asymmetric-Key Encryption; One-Way (Hash) Encryption; Applied Encryption Processes; and Encryption Review.
The following topics are covered: Network Attack Categories; Brute-Force and Dictionary Attacks; System Bugs and Back Doors; Malware (Malicious Software); Social Engineering Attacks; Denial-of-Service (DOS) Attacks; Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) Attacks; Spoofing Attacks; Scanning Attacks; Man-in-the-Middle Attacks; Bots and Botnets; SQL Injection; and Auditing.
The following topics are covered: Networking Vulnerability; Considerations; Wireless Network Technologies and Security; IEEE 802.11 Wireless Standards; Wireless Networking Modes; Wireless Application Protocol (WAP); Wireless Network Security Problems; Wireless Network Security; Solutions; Site Surveys; Convergence Networking and Security; Web 2.0 Technologies; Greynet Applications; Vulnerabilities with Data at Rest; Security Threats from Trusted Users; and Anonymous Downloads and Indiscriminate Link-Clicking
The following topics are covered: Common Security Principles; Be Paranoid; You Must Have a Security Policy; No System or Technique Stands Alone; Minimize the Damage; Deploy Companywide Enforcement; Provide Training; Use an Integrated Security Strategy; Place Equipment According to Needs; Identify Security Business Issues; and Consider Physical Security.
The following topics are covered: TCP/IP Security Introduction; OSI Reference Model Review; Data Encapsulation; The TCP/IP Stack and the OSI Reference Model; Link/Network Access Layer; Network/Internet Layer; Transport Layer; Application Layer; and Protocol Analyzers.
The following topics are covered: TCP/IP Security Vulnerabilities; Implementing Security; Resources and Services; Protecting TCP/IP Services; Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP); Physical Security; Testing Systems; Security Testing Software; and Security and Repetition.
The following topics are covered: Access Control Overview; Definition and Description of a Firewall; The Role of a Firewall; Firewall Terminology; Firewall Configuration Defaults; Creating Packet Filter Rules; Packet Filter Advantages and Disadvantages; Configuring Proxy Servers; URL Filtering; Remote Access and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs); and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
The following topics are covered: Designing a Firewall; Types of Bastion Hosts; Hardware Issues; Common Firewall Designs; and Putting It All Together.
The following topics are covered: Proactive Detection; Distracting the Hacker; and Deterring the Hacker.
The following topics are covered: Creating an Incident Response Policy; Determining If an Attack Has Occurred; Executing the Response Plan; and Analyzing and Learning.
Additional Online CIW Course Content
  • Exercises, Quizzes and Flashcards

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts while the Glossary defines the key terms. There are over 800 unique questions including pre-assessment, quizzes, exercises, and post assessment.

  • Videos and How To:

The course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners in accomplishing certain tasks.

  • Practice Tests

The CIW Practice tests are full length tests that closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Practice Test Features:

  • Full Remediation: Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct, but also why it is incorrect.
  • Unlimited Practice: Each test can be taken an unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learners can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.
  • Learn, Test and Review Mode: Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Please Note - Digital Course Materials: As the Official CIW Course Materials are a digital license, we cannot offer refunds once the access code has been issued to students. We advise students access a Free Trial of the course content from our Online Portal prior to purchase to make sure you are happy with the format and course content. Extensions for the online content can be purchased if you need to extend your studies. We will email students prior to their access expiring to see if they require a 3 or 6 month extension.

CIW Live Labs

Live Labs gives access to a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet. The Live Labs have equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it so that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs
CIW Exam Voucher (Optional) - £120.00

Exam Vouchers are available to arrange exams through PSI Testing. The exams are available at selected in-house testing centres or through PSI's remote video proctoring service which allows you to take CIW exams from the comfort of your own home or office.

The remote testing requires an active webcam and stable high speed Internet connection. A live proctor will visually monitor the student and the exam during the entire testing session.

Please Note: CIW Exam Vouchers can only be purchased alongside CIW Course Materials.


Students should possess Internet and networking knowledge equivalent to what is presented in the CIW Web Foundations series courses. Web Security Associate builds upon this foundational knowledge to give students the skills and knowledge to manage and protect the security of online data, from a single computer to an entire corporate network.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months access to the course from enrolment. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. 

CIW Web Security Associate 1D0-571 Examination

CIW Web SecurityOn Completion of this curriculum, you can apply for the CIW Web Security Associate 1D0-571 Examination. The exam consists of 62 multiple choice/multiple answer questions over 90 minutes and the passing score is 76%.

CIW exams are completed through PSI Exams. Learners can purchase an exam voucher through ourselves for £120.00, or they can register and arrange exams with PSI Exams. The exams are available as remote exams or at selected exam centres through the PSI Bridge 2 System website.

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