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Unit description

Covers the basics of network security. The unit provides students with a theoretical knowledge of network security and practical skills to secure a computer network. Students will learn to analyse network vulnerabilities and threats to network security and develop appropriate protection measures to secure an enterprise network.  

Unit content

1. Network security landscape and protection measure

2. Network vulnerability assessment tools

3. Layer-2 security

4. Layer-3 security

5. Layer 4-7 security

6. Monitoring and managing network security incidents

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and analyse common threats to enterprise networks
2apply standard network protection measures against common threats
3demonstrate ability to perform network security checking using available tools
4demonstrate ability to monitor and manage network security incidents

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

  1. identify and analyse common threats to enterprise networks
  2. apply standard network protection measures against common threats
  3. demonstrate ability to perform network security checking using available tools
  4. demonstrate ability to monitor and manage network security incidents

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study – risk assessment exercise40%
Case study – securing network exercise60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study – risk assessment exercise40%
Case study – securing network exercise60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study – risk assessment exercise40%
Case study – securing network exercise60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study – risk assessment exercise40%
Case study – securing network exercise60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study – risk assessment exercise40%
Case study – securing network exercise60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study – risk assessment exercise40%
Case study – securing network exercise60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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