Network Administration and Information Security Specialist Diploma Program

The Program in Brief

networkadministratorAs companies expand their businesses and have to rely more heavily on networks to remain productive and competitive, demands for network administrators with a solid foundation of information security related knowledge and skills is steadily growing. Implementing safe and reliable communications and commerce systems that tie various Internet, web, and computer technologies requires sound knowledge of computer networks and protocols, policy development and implementation. Additionally, the increasing demand for effective and safe wireless implementations is fuelling the need for well-rounded IT professionals with a host of specialized wireless networking knowledge and skills.

Course Objective

The goal of the Network Administration & Information Security program is to provide participants with the necessary tools to deal with the day to day technical demands of administering local and wide area networks, while maintaining their security and ensuring their integrity. Participants will receive a solid grounding in all network administration tasks and how to implement and effectively utilize various technologies. Additionally, they will come to fully understand the process of developing proper security policies and procedures that are practical and effective at meeting a wide range of needs. The penetration testing component will allow them to delve into the mindset and techniques utilized by those who wish to compromise their systems and networks, so that they will fully understand the how and why of implementing protective countermeasures.

Career Prospects:

Network Administrator -> Systems Administrator -> Security Analyst -> Information Security Consultant

Course Breakdown
Fundamentals of Network Administration

This module prepares you for the skills required for managing; maintaining, troubleshooting PC’s, Networks and related devices leading to the CompTia Exam 220-801; 802 and Exam N10-005.

Practical Utilization of Widely Implemented Information Technology

Managing a Microsoft System Based Network
Windows Desktop Infrastructure (MCSA)
MS Exchange Server 2013 (MCSA)
Microsoft Server 2012 track for MCSE OR
Microsoft Server 2012 track for MCSE Private Cloud Administrator.
Management of a Cisco Network
Cisco CCNA Objectives for Exam 200-120 /640-554

Information Technology Project Management

Project Management Overview
Project Management Context and Processes
Project Integration Management
Project Scope & Time Management
Project Cost & Quality Management
Project Human Resources Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, Closing

The Fundamentals of Wireless Networking

Wireless Overview
Wireless LAN Fundamentals
IEEE 802.11 Physical Layer Standards, Medium Access Control & Network Layer Standard
Building & Securing a WLAN
WLAN Component Installations & Configurations
WLAN Component Management & Troubleshooting

Managing Information Security

Introduction to Managing Information Security
Planning for Security & Contingencies
Information Security Policy
Developing the Security Program
Security Management Models & Practices
Risk Management & Protection Mechanisms
Personnel and Security
Law & Ethics
Information Security Project Management

Practical Network Defence & Penetration Testing

Foundations of Network Security
Designing Network Defence
Choosing & Designing Firewalls
Configuring, Strengthening & Managing Firewalls
Setting up a Virtual Private Network
Intrusion Detection
Strengthening Defences through Continuous Management
Practical Penetration Testing