Course Title: Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4408 Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Title: Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Contact: Luke Eberbach

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4381

Course Contact Email: luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit provides a cyber security practitioner with an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to comprehend how data travels around the internet and the function and operation of protocols such as the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite and devices that facilitate this data transfer. The exposure to these protocols is at an introductory level in this unit.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security

Elements:

1.Outline key network security concepts

2.Define key features of the TCP/IP and OSI models

3.Implement and demonstrate the function and operation of key networking devices

4.Implement the components of a network security laboratory and testing environment

5.Present current examples of cyber network attacks and resources


Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements


Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: Knowledge Assessment

Assessment 2: Project

Assessment 3: Practical Assessment

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

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2.10


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