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 security architecture; common internet risks and requirements, principles, concepts and technologies in network security. Additionally students will be required to analyse and assess recent developments and future trends in IS security technologies related to networking.
|Unit name||Data Networks and Security|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Winter school (early)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Winter school (early)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Winter school (early)||24/5/2021||2/6/2021||14/6/2021||4/7/2021|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
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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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Lecture - 1 x 110 minutes weekly and Tutorial - 1 x 110 minutes weekly (these are mandatory).
AT1 - Practical Test (15%)
AT2 - Assignment (20%)
AT3 - Practical Test (15%)
AT4 - 2-hr Exam (40%)
AT5 - Demonstration (10%)
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