Before taking this course, make sure that you have the following skills:
* Basic knowledge of information security concepts
* Familiarity with networking concepts, such as switching, routing, and firewalls, and tools, such as network sniffers and FTP clients
* Solid knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol and IPv4 networking
* Use the IBM Security SiteProtector™ console to manage agents. Students should attend IS604G, IBM Security SiteProtector System: Basic Implementation and Administration or an equivalent course before attending this class.