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Network+ and Security+ Labs

NOTE:  Because the National CTC is an NSF ATE center grant, access to the complete curriculum is limited to educators of North American secondary and post-secondary institutions. To request the complete curriculum, please email Mark Dempsey at

Please put "curriculum request" in the subject line and in the body of the email provide the following information: name, job title, phone number, email, and academic institution.

These open-source labs were developed in 2020 to support Network+ and Security+ classes. They are available for you to use and modify as you like, but note that the labs used a previous version of virtual machine images (the OVAs) than what is available. The labs will need to be modified to match the current OVAs.

Network+ Labs

  • Introduction to Network+
  • Hosts, Models, and Topologies
  • Host Communication
  • IP address Management and Subnetting
  • DNS, DHCP, and Well-Known Ports
  • Network, Fiber, and Wireless Network Media
  • WAN Technology
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Wireless Network Installation and Configuration
  • Network Management
  • Network Security
  • Remote Access and Network Protections

Security+ Labs

  • General Security Concepts and Trends
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Wireless and IDS Network Security
  • Operational and Organizational Security
  • Change Management and Disaster Recovery
  • Physical Security
  • Forensics
  • Attacks
  • Network Attacks
  • Baselines and Secure Software Development
  • Email, IM, Web Components
  • Authentication Remote Access
  • Access Control and Privilege Management
  • Cryptography
  • Public Key Infrastructure

Please remember this curriculum is copyrighted material and is intended for public education use only.

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