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Network Programming for Security Analysts XCSA 1100

Cybersecurity Network Admin Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is an introduction to computer programming terminology and concepts. Students will learn to write basic programs using loops, statements, variables, functions, and arrays and how to connect different network devices through python code. Students will learn how to extract specific data from different types of logs. Practical exercises provide students the exposure to computer programming and the ability to interpret programming code.


  • Basic knowledge of networking, routing, and switching and OS.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of XCSA 1100 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 49694


Fri Sep 01 - Fri Nov 03 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 49694
  • $211.10
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 01 - Nov 03 N/A N/A Online

Hamidreza Talebi

Course outline




Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This course is eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at Students will register for the course themselves, and then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment (if eligible). All applications for StrongerBC future skills grant funding for fall 2023 must be received by end of day September 8. If you have any question about this course, please contact the Program Assistant Selina Li - Please include your BCIT student ID (if you have one). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the use of an object-oriented programming language
  • Describe the concepts behind modular programming
  • Code within an Integrated Development Environment
  • Install the tools required to use an object-oriented programming language to create a program
  • Implement code to demonstrate the functions of variables, loops, and decisions in Python
  • Describe various data types including Strings, Integers, and Floats
  • Describe the differences between interpreted and compiled languages
  • Implement a code to extract attributes from logs
  • Create REST API requests over HTTPS to securely integrate services
  • Implement a code to extract data from HTML (Web Scraping)
  • Access built-in and 3rd party libraries within a program
  • Implement code to connect different network devices

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Network Programming for Security Analysts (XCSA 1100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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