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Special Topics in Network Design and Implementation COMP 8506

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 B. Tech 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. The use of Honeynets and wargames in understanding how to mitigate network threats and vulnerabilities will be covered.




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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.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Special Topics in Network Design and Implementation (COMP 8506) 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 (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Science Part-time


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