Course Title: Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4408 Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Title: Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation

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 sound working knowledge of the key features which make up the network security for an organisation. The unit includes a detailed investigation of threats and mitigation techniques, network security architectures, introduction to firewall setup and configuration, intrusion prevention system (IPS) setup and operation as well as internetworking operating system (IOS) software features to harden routers and switches. The unit also investigates proxy server vulnerabilities, Wireless Lan (WLAN) security vulnerabilities and the application of Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) and cryptography fundamentals.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation

Elements:

1.Examine modern network security threats and attacks

2.Configure secure administrative access to network devices

3.Implement firewall technologies

4.Investigate new firewall technologies

5.Implement Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)

6.Examine proxy server security issues

7.Examine proxy server security issues

8.Demonstrate the fundamental operation of Cryptographic systems

9.Define and demonstrate the fundamentals of Virtual Private Networks (VPN's)


Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements


Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: Knowledge Assessment
Assessment 2: Identify network security threats
Assessment 3: Design and implement security perimeter architecture

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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