Faculty of Information Technology
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Network security is an important part of any computer network and essential knowledge for IT professionals. This unit provides fundamental network security for IT students and professionals. It covers wired and wireless communication and network security, security at different layers, computer system security, network services and applications security, basic defence systems, cryptography for network security, techniques for identifying system vulnerabilities and penetration testing.
At the successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Examination (2 hours): 30%; In-semester assessment: 70%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
(b.) Additional requirements (all students):
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One of FIT9131, FIT5131 or FIT9017
Students are expected to have knowledge and experience with computer networking, Unix operating system, basic maths for cryptography and socket programming.