COMP704 – Network Security
To enable students to gain core security knowledge and skills needed for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of networks to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- 1. Analyse and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of network security, within the context of data communications, systems, networks, and the associated technologies.
2. Configure, secure and troubleshoot network technologies and data communications, and justify the implementations.
- Network Security
- Secure networks and devices
- Network operating systems, command line interface (CLI) and graphical user Interface (GUI)
- Firewalls, routers, switches, computers and other relevant technologies
- Authentication, authorisation and accounting (AAA)
- Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
- Cryptographic systems and securing data communications
- Confidentiality, integrity and authentication
- Virtual private networks
- Threats and mitigation
- Policies and network management
- LAN and WAN security
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
- Assessment Criteria
- In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- Cisco Learning Management System
Computer network lab with Cisco routers and switches
- Required Textbooks
- Online Learning material located at www.netacad.com. Students will gain access through enrolment into Cisco Netspace.
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually