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Network Defense Essential XCSA 1102

Cybersecurity Network Admin Course

Course details

This course explores essential security defense concepts with a focus on FortiGate Firewalls. Students will learn about specific types of security attacks, how to work with the next generation of firewalls (NGFW). Students will learn what is new in NGFW and how they can use these technologies to secure the network. Hands-on activities include working with NGFW, and implementing VPN in different scenarios in a lab environment.


  • Basic knowledge of networking, routing, and switching and OS.





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of XCSA 1102 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 68167


Start any time

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68167
  • $206.72
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 10 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.


Hamidreza Talebi

Course outline




Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Select students may be eligible for a tuition subsidy. Please email for more details. If you have any question about this course, please contact the Program Assistant Selina Li - Please include your BCIT student ID (if you have one). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Implement Firewall Policies
  • Configure NAT
  • Configure Firewall Authentication
  • Configure Logging and Monitoring
  • Understand Certificate Operations
  • Configure Web Filtering
  • Configure Application Control
  • Configure Antivirus
  • Identify IPS
  • Implement SSL VPN
  • Implement IPSEC VPN
  • Data Leak Prevention
  • Configure High Availability
  • Configure VDOM
  • Configure SDWAN
  • Configure FSSO

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Network Defense Essential (XCSA 1102) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Cybersecurity Analysis for Network Administrators
    Microcredential Part-time


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