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Network Security Administration COMP 8003

Computer Systems 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 a study of topics of particular interest to advanced students in the area of network security. The focus will be on understanding network vulnerabilities and how they can be exploited. Penetration testing frameworks and tools will be covered. Understanding how to mitigate network threats and vulnerabilities will be covered. . Introduction to privacy and Cyberwarfare issues and vulnerabilities. Students will be familiarized with network monitoring and security tools and use them to perform traffic and IDS signature analysis, and network forensics.​




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 8003 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69294


Tue Apr 02 - Tue Jun 18 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69294
  • Domestic fees $824.03
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:45 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 323

D'Arcy Smith

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. 1. Please email for departmental approval. Include your full name, student number (A0#), course number (e.g. COMP 7000), and CRN #. 2. This is a BScACS course. BScACS courses are also open to non-bachelor program students, if approval is granted by the BScACS Program Head. 3. BScACS program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the program starting from the date of their first technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the BScACS program, whichever comes first.

In Progress and Full

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate how exploits can be used to compromise networks and evaluate the threat they pose to systems and networks.
  • Conduct network audits and penetration testing for networks.
  • Analyze networks and identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
  • Design and implement customized network security solutions that would mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Perform detailed and in-depth forensics analysis of large data sets.
  • Take measures to protect against information theft and Cyberwarfare.​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Network Security Administration (COMP 8003) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Science (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  2. Applied Computer Science (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  3. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time
  4. Applied Computer Science (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time
  5. Applied Computer Science (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time


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