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COMP704 – Network Security

Module code
Module title
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.
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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
- Testing
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 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

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