This course will take a more hands on approach to network security. The students will look at securing network devices, remote access security, security testing and monitoring, and developing security policies and risk assessment. The students will be exposed to various types of network security software. Course will look at specifics for Windows, Linux, and Cisco IOS. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various technology topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the technology and how to apply those concepts in a lab setting, which is a skill that should be beneficial in any/all types of technology careers. This course will also help students gain hands-on technology literacy which will be of vital significance when making important work-related decisions.