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Project information

WatSPEED is looking to engage a subject matter expert to develop content for a network security course with a strong cloud networking focus that will be part of a three-course certificate. This course is planned to be offered asynchronously through WatSPEED’s Learning Management System (LMS) and should include hands-on exercises and assessments that can include virtual labs or other testing tools.



This course should provide an introduction to network security issues and mitigation, with a particular focus on cloud network computing. It should cover some common security threats and how such threats are prevented. This course’s audience will not be expected to have networking prerequisite knowledge. Learners will need to become familiar with common networking concepts such as TCP/UDP, BGP, and DNS.  

Students completing this course should be able to identify network threats (and specifically those in an unsecured cloud environment) and be able to propose solutions to mitigate these threats. Students will also understand the fundamentals of secure networking protocols and how cloud environments can be architected to ensure security.

The course ideally runs no longer than 10 weeks while limiting learner hours to five hours per week inclusive of instruction and assessments.

Intended audience and prerequisites

  • The intended audience is new to either network security and/or cloud network security.

  • Prerequisites will be based on final course objectives.


Possible course topics

  • Overview of networking security concepts and principles.
  • Basics of network architecture and protocols particularly within cloud architecture.
  • Differentiation of network security in cloud environments and serverless architectures.
  • SDNs-software defined networks.
  • Firewall technologies and their role in cloud security.
  • Network monitoring and logging, event logging.  
  • Understanding relevant compliance standards and navigating cloud compliance challenges.
  • Overview or application of industry tools such as wireshark.


Service and remuneration

Activity Remuneration

Asynchronous Course Development

Work with WatSPEED and other internal and external collaborators to define learning outcomes for an asynchronous course. The subject matter expert should be able to provide guidance and input on course outline and length (learner hours), module development, learner objectives and outcomes, technology/tools for experiential learning opportunities, and assessment exercises to ensure learners have met criteria for acquiring WatSPEED certification.

Engage in discussions with industry representatives, relevant certification bodies, professional associations, or other entities to align program with market needs.

As this is for a professional audience, there may not be any tests or exams.

Will be based on scope of engagement once identified.


Start and end date of the project

  • December 2023 to June 2024.


Application process

Email expression of interest to Ruma Sondhi, Account and New Program Manager at by November 24th, 2023. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Please indicate the following information in your email:

  • Your expertise and experience in the area of network security (focus on cloud architectures).
  • Your availability to work on producing content in the subject matter (number of hours per week for the project duration above).
  • Experience in teaching or developing content for professional learners.

Note: If you have candidates from your internal or external network that you would like to nominate for this scope of work or with whom you would like to partner in the development, please highlight this in your expression of interest.