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Network Programming for Security Analysts XCSA 1100

Cybersecurity Network Admin Course

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

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of XCSA 1100 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 68169


Start any time

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 68169
  • $206.72
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 10 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.


Hamidreza Talebi

Course outline




Important information
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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:

School of Energy

  1. Cybersecurity Analysis for Network Administrators
    Microcredential Part-time


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