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Acquire the skills to design secure architectures in adherence with industry standards, best practices, and policies.

  • Course Start Date: 2022-06-06
  • Time: 08:00:00 - 17:00:00
  • Duration: 3 days 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Virtual Instructor Led
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Course Outline



Organizations require people with the skills to make decisions to secure information systems based on best practices, standards, and industry recommendations. Security architects fill this need. These skilled cybersecurity professionals design and implement secure architectures and translate business processes and risk into policy and implementation rules.

Cybersecurity Specialization: Architecture and Policy provides an overview for designing and deploying a security architecture. In this course, you will integrate security policies across network, application, information, and access control architectures as well as cloud and hybrid cloud models. You will review and implement industry standard best practices and policies (NIST, etc.), along with standard architecture framework models.

The course uses a challenge-based design that focuses on what a learner should be able to do at the end of the course and back on the job. The practice opportunities and challenge activities resemble—as much as possible—tasks the learner would be asked to perform in a real-life situation.


  • Security architect’s role in the security lifecycle
  • Use recognized frameworks to support controls and reduce risk
  • Capture security requirements for network, application, data, and access control architectures
  • Design appropriate access controls based on the mission of the organization including role based, task based, or other access controls
  • Verify compliance to standards for an architecture
  • Update an architecture to mitigate risk in response to a security auditor’s list of findings
  • Establish security policy creation and management
  • Design secure virtualized environments
  • Identify components and concerns that might impact a cloud migration
  • Examine options for incorporating key management into your architecture
  • Document an architecture in an appropriate format representing requirements and domains


Frameworks and the Lifecycles

  • IT lifecycle management
  • Frameworks
  • Stakeholders
  • Security policies

Design a Network Security Architecture

  • Network segmentation
  • Network components
  • Practice: Identify network flows
  • Industry best practices
  • Roles and responsibilities

Design a Secure Application Architecture

  • History of development
  • The application architect
  • Application architecture goals
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Modular framework development
  • Authentication
  • Patching
  • Vulnerability testing

Design a Data Security Architecture

  • Data architecture
  • Classification of data
  • Privacy
  • Database security
  • Encryption
  • Big data
  • Data architecture analysis
  • Data architecture influences

Design an Access Control Security Architecture

  • Identity and access management
  • Access control policy
  • Access control models
  • Centralized access control
  • Bring your own device
  • Access reviews

Update a Security Architecture

  • Impact of change
  • Life cycle management
  • Architecture changes

Document a Security Architecture

  • Documentation life cycle
  • Input documentation
  • Architecture documentation
  • Output documentation
  • Security requirements traceability matrix (RTM)

Examine Alternative Architectures

  • Virtualization
  • Cloud security architecture
  • Shared responsibility
  • Encryption
  • Key management for cloud

Course Look Around

  • Look back at what you learned
  • Look ahead
  • Consider additional training


Virtual Classroom Live Labs

  • Challenge: Design a network security architecture
  • Challenge: Design a secure application architecture
  • Challenge: Design a data security architecture
  • Challenge: Design an access control security architecture
  • Challenge: Update a security architecture
  • Challenge: Document a security architecture
  • Challenge: Examine alternative architectures


Any mid-career or intermediate level person with an interest in security architecture and who has been in a cybersecurity role or organization for at least 2 years.

While security architect is typically a senior role in many organizations, Cybersecurity Specialization: Architecture and Policy is a mid-level course focused on building the skills a security architect will use on the job.

As such, the ideal candidate for this course will already have strong technical skills and experience in more than one technical area (for example, network infrastructure configuration, web services, and identity and access management), but may have more limited experience in cybersecurity.

They may have an interest in security architecture but no experience, or they may be performing some architecture tasks already as part of their job.


Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

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About Global Knowledge


Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 431 reviews.

I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from ... Read more

I would never take another course that starts at 11AM and goes to 9PM again. The way the course was laid out really took away from the capturing of what was presented as it was 5-6 hours of watching a screen before getting to the actual labs. There has to be a better way to lay out this particular course. In my previous course, the lectures were broken up by labs which worked out fantastic and kept you engaged in the course. There were days when in order to actually complete the labs, would go over the 9PM day end time frame. Was able to get the primary labs done, but if you want to get all the content completed, you cannot complete it in the window of this course, you will need to come back on your own time.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more

Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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