Secure Sys Admin & Internetwork Security

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Secure Sys Admin & Internetwork Security

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electronics Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces the student to the areas of cryptography and cryptanalysis. It provides a basic understanding of the algorithms used to protect users online and to understand some of the design choices behind these algorithms. The student will develop a workable knowledge of the mathematics used in cryptology and this will allow them to understand attacks on cryptosystems with the aim of preventing future attacks. This module will also provide a sufficient familiarity with managing multi-user computer systems and an adequate knowledge of how to protect systems from network based attacks in order to guarantee the authenticity and non-disclosure of data. This module is not accessible to off-campus students because the associated labs involve interaction with fellow students and demonstrators. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. describe the fundamental principles and technology which underlie secure data communications over networks and how they apply in particular cases.
    2. demonstrate the use of the mathematics behind cryptographic algorithms and be able to describe the hardware architectures required to implement these systems.
    3. describe recently developed attacks on cryptographic systems and how these can be thwarted.
    4. perform, at an advance level, system administrator duties on a multi-user based computer system, e.g. Linux-type operating system.
    5. exploit core self-learning skills to acquire knowledge on system administration and security, thus ensuring secure and reliable systems.
    6. demonstrate technical writing skills.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.