Applied Network Security – CSCI 601

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 01/13/2020

Course Description

In this course the students will learn hands on, practical techniques for securing a network. Topics include installing, configuring and using Intrusion Detection software, firewalls, anti-virus, etc.



CSCI 501


The increasingly visible rise of cyber security attacks requires the skilled application of security policies and designs in the modern network. This course looks at the development and practical installation and configuration of security policies, designs, and software to protect, prevent, and track networking security attacks.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Install, configure, and use major security software in a realistic setting.
  2. Evaluate various features of security software products.
  3. Evaluate the security needs of an organization.
  4. Design a security solution for an organization based on the previous evaluation.
  5. Integrate biblical principles within the field of applied network security.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be a minimum of 350 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be a minimum of 250 words.

The student will complete labs associated with the course material. Each lab will have specific instructions for tasks, along with deliverables, to be completed in the virtual lab environment.

The student will write a ten (10) or more page, research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a network solution design using best practices in network security. Further instructions are provided in the course. The paper must include at least ten (10) references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, and have a 60-minute time limit.

The Midterm Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for Modules/Weeks 1–4. The Midterm Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice and short answer questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.