Course Title: Manage network and data integrity

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COSC6194C

Course Title: Manage network and data integrity

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Alex Buono

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4475

Course Contact Email: alex.buono@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK403 Manage network and data integrity

Element:

1. Ensure compliance with company network and security policies

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review company security policies

1.2 Audit and record security access

1.3 Ensure user accounts are controlled

1.4 Ensure secure file and resource access

Element:

2. Conduct audit on system assets

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use appropriate tools and techniques to conduct audit on system hardware and software assets

2.2 Develop a system to record assets

2.3 Use system to develop reports on assets for management

Element:

3. Implement an antivirus solution

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Research appropriate antivirus and anti-malware solutions

3.2 Implement antivirus or anti-malware solution

3.3 Test antivirus and anti-malware solution functionality

Element:

4. Implement systems to protect assets from threats

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine environmental threats to data

4.2 Document systems to protect from environmental threat

4.3 Implement system to protect data from environmental threat

Element:

5. Develop a backup solution

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Determine appropriate backup type to meet systems needs

5.2 Investigate current backup media options

5.3 Implement a backup solution

5.4 Demonstrate functionality of backup solution

5.5 Demonstrate restore of data from backup media

5.6 Implement a real time backup and data sync solution

Element:

6. Monitor network performance

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Determine available network performance monitoring tools

6.2 Implement network performance monitoring tools to monitor network

6.3 Produce report on network performance


Learning Outcomes


Activities in this course aim to enhance your knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network. The Internet will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.


Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing your understanding and knowledge installing anti-virus software, implementing a backup solution, reviewing and updating assets and security policies.


Teaching Schedule

This course will be co-delivered with the following course: ICANWK406A Install, Configure and Test Network Security as there is common material found in both courses and they compliment each other.

 

 

Week

Topics Delivered

Elements/Performance  criteria

1

Modern Security Threats

Assignment 1 released (Due Week 4)

1.1,

2.1

3.1,

4.1,

5.1, 5.2,

6.1

2

Anti-Virus and Anti Spyware software

3.1 - 3.3

3

Assets

2.1 - 2.3

4

Data Redundancy and Backups

Environmental Threats

4.1 - 4.3

5.1 - 5.6

5

System Monitoring

User Access

Assignment 2 released (Due Week 8)

1.2 - 1.4

4.1 - 4.3

6

Network Monitoring

Best Practice

6.1 - 6.3

7

File Access

1.4

8

Assignment work

 

9

Security Policies

Assignment 3 released (Due Week 11)

1.1

10

VPN Technology

 

11

Securing Networking Devices

Integrated Project: Stage 8 released (Due Week 13)

6.1

12

Assignment 4 released (Due Week 15)

 

13

Firewall, Logs

6.1, 6.2

14

Setup Client/Server VPN

 

15

Testing

 

16

Completing Assessments

 

 

*Please note this timeline is subject to change.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

None


Overview of Assessment

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment in this course will involve the following activities:

Task 1. Assignment: You are required to conduct an audit on current systems, research appropriate anti-virus solutions and environmental threats
This task relates to Elements 2, 3, & 4

Task 2. Assignment: You are required to implement secure file/folder access, monitoring systems, and investigate and create a backup system
This task relates to Elements 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Task 3. Assignment. You will be required to review a security policy.
This task relates to Elements 2, 3 & 5

Task 4. Assignment. You will be required to implement secure data transmission, monitor, and log security systems.
This task relates to Elements 1 & 6

Task 5. Assignment: You will be required, as part of an integrated assignment, create a database for auditing purposes.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


Assessment Tasks

1. Assignment 1

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTNWK406A Install, Configure and Test Network Security

ICTNWK403A Manage network and date integrity

2. Assignment 2

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTNWK406A Install, Configure and Test Network Security

ICTNWK403A Manage network and date integrity

3. Assignment 3

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTNWK406A Install, Configure and Test Network Security

ICTNWK403A Manage network and date integrity

4. Assignment 4

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTNWK406A Install, Configure and Test Network Security

ICTNWK403A Manage network and date integrity

5. Integrated Assignment: Airport

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of eight (8) courses, viz.:

ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements

ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

ICTPMG401 Support small scale IT projects

ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch

ICTNWK403 Manage network and date integrity

ICTNWK406 Install, configure and test network security

ICTNWK401 Install and manage a Server

ICTNWK411 Deploy Software to a Networked Computer

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete the course

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.


Assessment Matrix

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

 

Assessment

Task 1

Assignment 1

Task 2

Assignment 2

Task 3

Assignment 3

Task 4

Assignment 4

Task 5

Integrated Project


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Element

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

1.1

  

x

  

1.2

   

x

 

1.3

   

x

 

1.4

 

x

   

2.1

x

   

x

2.2

x

   

x

2.3

x

   

x

3.1

x

    

3.2

 

x

   

3.3

 

x

   

4.1

x

    

4.2

x

    

4.3

 

x

   

5.1

 

x

x

  

5.2

 

x

   

5.3

 

x

   

5.4

 

x

   

5.5

 

x

   

5.6

 

x

x

  

6.1

 

x

 

x

 

6.2

 

x

 

x

 

6.3

 

x

 

x

 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

 

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

  • Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
  • Maths and science developmental support and advice
  • English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

 

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration

Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension

will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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