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Course details

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of network administration, with particular emphasis on network security monitoring. Students will learn fundamental concept related to the design of secure networks, including the deployment of security devices and sensors. Students will get hands-on experience in network traffic analysis, using packet sniffers and other network monitoring tools. Intrusion detection, attacks and defenses will be introduced to prepare students for more advanced courses in network security administration.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$854.88

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8540 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 47564

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 04 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 47564
  • $854.88
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 04 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 318
Instructor

Bogdan Pirvoaica

Course outline

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Cost

$854.88

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course will be taught face-to-face (F2F) at the Burnaby campus. Attendance is mandatory. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Outline major security issues on a network
  • Design a secure network configuration, including placement of network devices
  • Manipulate the configuration files related to the setup and initialization of networking components
  • Configure and test cross-platform networking applications
  • Monitor network traffic using tools such as tcpdump and other packet sniffers
  • Analyze network traffic to identify compromises in security
  • Write scripts to automate network modelling and analysis tasks

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

Network Security 1 (FSCT 8540) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time

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