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CIW Web Security Associate Certification (1D0-571) Practice Exam

CIW Web Security Associate Certification (1D0-571)

About CIW Web Security Associate Certification (1D0-571)

The CIW Web Security Associate Certification is a vendor-neutral, entry-level credential. This certification validates the candidate’s skills to establish effective security policies and teaches candidates about the various types of hacker activities that they are most likely to encounter. Those who earn the CIW Web Security Associate can submit proof of additional security credentials to be awarded the more advanced CIW Web Security Specialist and CIW Web Security Professional certifications.

Target Audience

  • Network server administrators
  • Firewall administrators
  • Systems administrators
  • Application developers
  • IT security officers


  • CIW Web Foundations Associate or equivalent knowledge

Course Structure 

The followings are the domains and their sub-topics of the CIW Web Security Associate exam. 

1. What Is Security?

Network Security Background

What Is Security?

The Myth of 100-Percent Security

Attributes of an Effective Security Matrix

Who Is the Threat?

Security Standards

12. Elements of Security

Security Elements and Mechanisms

The Security Policy



Specific Authentication Techniques

Access Control


Security Tradeoffs and Drawbacks

3. Applied Encryption

Reasons to Use Encryption

Creating Trust Relationships

Symmetric Algorithms

Asymmetric-Key Encryption

Applied Encryption Processes

Encryption Review

4. Types of Attacks

Network Attack Categories

Brute-Force and Dictionary Attacks

System Bugs and Back Doors

Malware (Malicious Software)

Denial-of-Service (DOS) Attacks

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) Attacks

Scanning Attacks

Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Bots and Botnets

SQL Injection

5. Recent Networking Vulnerability Considerations

Networking Vulnerability

Wireless Network Technologies and Security

IEEE 802.11 Wireless Standards

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

Wireless Network Security Problems

Wireless Network Security Solutions

Convergence Networking and Security

Web 2.0 Technologies

Vulnerabilities with Data at Rest

Security Threats from Trusted Users

Anonymous Downloads and Indiscriminate Link-Clicking

6. General Security Principles

Common Security Principles

No System or Technique Stands Alone

Minimize the Damage

Deploy Companywide Enforcement

Use an Integrated Security Strategy

Place Equipment According to Needs

Identify Security Business Issues

Consider Physical Security

7. Protocol Layers and Security

TCP/IP Security Introduction

OSI Reference Model Review

Data Encapsulation

The TCP/IP Stack and the OSI Reference Model

Link/Network Access Layer

Application Layer

Protocol Analyzers

8. Securing Resources

TCP/IP Security Vulnerabilities

Implementing Security

Protecting TCP/IP Services

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

Physical Security

Security Testing Software

Security and Repetition

9. Firewalls and Virtual Private Networks

Access Control Overview

Definition and Description of a Firewall

Firewall Terminology

Firewall Configuration Defaults

Packet Filter Advantages and Disadvantages

Configuring Proxy Servers

URL Filtering

Remote Access and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

10. Levels of Firewall Protection

Designing a Firewall

Types of Bastion Hosts

Common Firewall Designs

Putting It All Together

11. Detecting and Distracting Hackers

Proactive Detection

Distracting the Hacker

Deterring the Hacker

12. Incident Response

Creating an Incident Response Policy

Determining If an Attack Has Occurred

Executing the Response Plan

Analyzing and Learning

Exam Format 

  • Exam Name: CIW Web Security Associate 
  • Exam ID: 1D0-571
  • Number of Questions: 62
  • Exam Format: Multiple-choice
  • Passing score: 76% marks 
  • Time Give: 90 minutes 

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