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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides students with the requisite knowledge and skills to analyse, configure and secure both traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks. More specifically students will learn to analyse principal network protocols, internetwork, configure and troubleshoot network devices. Students will also be introduced to network administration, network monitoring and securing data in a networked environment.

Unit content

Network security threats

Understanding network attack trees

Network technologies for SME networks

Network protection measures for SME networks

Network vulnerability analysis and tools

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and analyse common threats to enterprise networksKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2compare and contrast network security technologies in enterprise networks.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3competently apply standard network protection measures against the common threats.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4demonstrate ability to perform network security checking using available tools.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5demonstrate ability to critically analyse network security solutions for weaknesses.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and analyse common threats to enterprise networks
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. compare and contrast network security technologies in enterprise networks.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. competently apply standard network protection measures against the common threats.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. demonstrate ability to perform network security checking using available tools.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate ability to critically analyse network security solutions for weaknesses.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Report40%
Exam: closed book30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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