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Continuing IT Training Program

Advanced Network Vulnerabilities Assessment

Program Overview

This course will introduce the tools, techniques, and procedures used by adversaries to compromise networks. Students will become familiar with the various categories of malware, attacker methodologies, and various attack vendors as well as the methodology for detecting, containing, eradicating, and recovering from a breach or malware outbreak. As an advanced course, the content is technical in nature, and the course is not meant to provide 'how to' guidance for conducting an IT bank examination.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Instructional Format

Facilitated classroom discussion and lectures


Four days



Target Audience

Examiners or ITEAs who will lead or participate on level B and A examinations.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participants should have completed all of the basic- level and, at least most of, the intermediate-level IT courses.  In addition, we recommend (not required) Mainframe Security for Examiners and Incident Response.

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


Post Course Feedback

This course should be followed by Cyber Forensics.


This course may provide CPE/CEU credits; however, any credits offered will be handled by the vendor.

More Information

For more information, please contact Kathryn Shipley at (703) 516-5071.