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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

have successfully completed COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks

Unit aim

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify and analyse common threats to enterprise networks
2 compare and contrast network security technologies in enterprise networks.
3 competently apply standard network protection measures against the common threats.
4 demonstrate ability to perform network security checking using available tools.
5 demonstrate ability to critically analyse network security solutions for weaknesses.

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

  1. identify and analyse common threats to enterprise networks
  2. compare and contrast network security technologies in enterprise networks.
  3. competently apply standard network protection measures against the common threats.
  4. demonstrate ability to perform network security checking using available tools.
  5. demonstrate ability to critically analyse network security solutions for weaknesses.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.