Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

NET 242 - Network Security Concepts

Course Description

This course gives the student the skills necessary to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies. Students will be able to identify common network threats and vulnerabilities, understand networking compliance and operational security, implement application, data and host security, manage access control, and perform stable cryptography implementations. This course is intended to help prepare students for the CompTia Security+ certification exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:
Explain the security function and purpose of network devices and technologies
Apply and implement secure network administration principles
Implement and use common protocols and default network ports
Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures
Analyze and differentiate among types of social engineering, wireless, and application attacks
Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques
Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities
Explain the fundamental concepts and best practices related to authentication, authorization and access control.
Implement appropriate security controls when performing account management
Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products
Implement Private Key Infrastructure, certificate management and associated components

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4


Course Prerequisites: Net 110