COMP07167 2018 Network Security (CCNA Security)

General Details

Full Title
Network Security (CCNA Security)
Transcript Title
Network Security (CCNA Securit
100 %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Fiona Mitchell, Paul Flynn
Programme Membership
SG_KCMPU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KCMPU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computing SG_KNCLD_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KCMPU_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

The Network Security module tests the learners knowledge of secure network installation, monitoring, and troubleshooting using Cisco security hardware and software solutions. The module content gives the student the advantage of complete coverage, real–world application, and extensive learning aids to help you pass with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures


Implement AAA on Cisco routers using a local router database and external ACS


Mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs and implement secure network design, management, and reporting


Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks and implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Classroom lectures and computer laboratory practical sessions

Module Assessment Strategies

Contineous assessments comprising ongoing lab notes, closed booked assignment and practical open book lab exam. The final exam then would be a closed book two hour written exam.

Repeat Assessments

A project would be set over a two month period.

Module Dependencies

COMP06233 201800 Introduction to Networks

Indicative Syllabus

Common security principles
Describe confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA)
SIEM technology
Identify common security terms
VPN concepts
Site-to-site VPN
Secure Routing and Switching
Common Layer 2 attacks
firewall features on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.x
Classify the vectors of data loss/exfiltration
Compare in-band and out-of band
IPsec protocols and delivery modes (IKE, ESP, AH, tunnel mode, transport mode)
Describe hairpinning, split tunneling, always-on, NAT traversal
Implement basic clientless SSL VPN using ASDM
Configure multiple privilege levels
Configure Cisco IOS role-based CLI access
Implement Cisco IOS resilient configuration
Proxy firewalls
Network-based IPS vs. host-based IPS

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 CA Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 20 % Week 6 1,2
2 CA Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4
3 CA Continuous Assessment Written Report 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Practical Laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Feb 2018 CCNA Security Study Guide Sybex

Expert instruction guides you through critical concepts relating to secure network infrastructure, access management, VPN encryption, Firewalls, intrusion prevention and more, with complete coverage of the CCNA exam objectives. Practical examples allow you to apply your skills in realworld scenarios, helping you transition effectively from "learning" to "doing". You also get access to the Sybex online learning environment, featuring the tools you need to maximize your study time: key terminology and flash cards allow you to study anytime, anywhere, while chapter tests and practice exams help you track your progress and gauge your readiness along the way.

Module Resources