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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Continuing IT Training Program

Network Architecture and Security

Program Overview

This course will introduce students to the protocols and technologies that enable computer-to-computer communications across local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the global internet, from the physical mediums used to carry the signals up to the applications enabling the communications.

Key Objectives

Students will learn about networking protocols, technologies, and design best practices. The course will cover how these protocols work together to facilitate end-to-end communications across the disparate mediums and technologies that exist in the myriad of member banks. Students will leave the course with a tangible takeaway to use as a resource to address related risks to the bank.

Instructional Format

Lectures and class discussion


Four days



Target Audience

IT Subject Matter Experts and IT Examiners with significant IT experience.

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.


Participant should have attended ITEC, all Basic Level courses, and if possible, Mainframe Security for Examiners.

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


Post Course Feedback

This course should be followed by Cyber Forensics.


Depending on the vendor, this course may provide CPE/CEU credits. Any credits offered would be strictly handled by the vendor.

More Information

For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Kathryn Shipley at (703) 516-5071.

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