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Network and Information Security (NIS)

12 weeks
All levels
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  • WASSCE or equivalent plus Certificate in Software Development (CSD)
  • ITN
  • SRWE
  • ENSA
  • CCNA

Target audiences

  • University graduates
  • Network administrators
  • Network managers

Course Description

The module will equip participants with modern techniques to secure any kind of network and network-accessible resources from unauthorized access, misuse, modification or denial of service. This practical course is based on the CIA triad model (confidentiality, integrity and availability) to achieve security in both wired and wireless networks against insiders and intruders.

Learning Objective

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Setup and configure Linux services including SSH, DNS, and FTP.
  • Apply Cryptography in securing data.
  • Perform network and web application scans to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Pentest a wireless network for vulnerabilities.
  • Deploy an intrusion detection and prevention system.
  • Deploy Linux Iptables firewall.


  • WAN Concepts 
  •  Point to Point Connections
  •  Branch Connecting
  • Access Control Lists
  •  Networks Security & Monitoring
  • Quality of Service
  •  Network Evolution
  •  Network Troubleshooting
  • Info Security Fundamentals
  • Addressing threats
  • Backdoor Virus & Worms
  • Cryptography
  • Web Servers & Web Applications
  • Authentication
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Firewalls Honey Pots
  •  Hacking Cycles
  •  Introduction to Ethical Hacking
  • Secure Networks Protocols
  •  Network Attacks
  •  Bastion Hosts & DMZ
  •  Proxy Servers
  •  Virtual Private Networks
  •  Wireless Networks
  • Virtualization
  • Intro to Linux Operating Systems
  • Password Cracking

Career Prospect

  • Network or Network Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst/Technician
  • Security Operation Center Engineer
  • Network or Network Support Engineer
  • Network Operations Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Sales Engineer/Virtual Account Manager