This unit introduces students to fundamentals of distributed networked environments, primarily focusing on wired networks but students will examine some of the different approaches in wireless networks. It provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology and operation. This unit will provide students with an understanding of: OSI model framework; TCP/IP, common internet risks and requirements; operation of encryption techniques; digital signatures; public key infrastructure; authentication and non-repudiation. Additionally, students will be required to analyse and assess recent developments in ICT security technologies related to networking.
Completing this unit will provide you with the background knowledge and practical experience to go on to obtain micro credentials in the Cisco CCNA 1 “Introduction to Networks” Course, which is the first of three modules in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification.
Students need to get permission from the unit coordinator to enrol in the online offering. This online offering is primarily for students enrolled in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice (including the Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice) who might need to complete the unit online. Online students will need to attend online tutorials.
|Unit name||Data Networks and Security|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Mr Tony Gray|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain network and security techniques, standards, and practices used to configure network infrastructure
- Apply industry standard techniques and skills to configure network infrastructure and protocols
- Formulate functional addressing schemes for networks subject to operational constraints, and methodically troubleshoot faults and configuration errors
- Analyse strengths and weaknesses of security protocols for contemporary technologies and systems
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Lectures: 2 hr/wk
|Assessment||Practical Test 1 (15%)|Practical Test 2 (15%)|Examination (40%)|Practical Demonstrations (10%)|Network Assignment (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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