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COMP 8506 - Special Topics in Network Design and Implementation

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course is a study of topics of particular interest to advanced B. Tech students in the area of network security. The focus will be on understanding network vulnerabilities and how they can be exploited. Penetration testing frameworks and tools will be covered. The use of Honeynets and wargames in understanding how to mitigate network threats and vulnerabilities will be covered.


60% in COMP 8006



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how exploits can be used to compromise networks and evaluate the threat they pose to systems and networks.
  • Conduct network audits and penetration testing for networks.
  • Analyze networks and identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
  • Design and implement customized network security solutions that would mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMP 8506 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  7. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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