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Data Security and Networking

Level 5, 20 Credits.

Available Dates:

We have 1 upcoming course

28 January 2016
(Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus 1 Saturday Day School)
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Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus 1 Saturday Day School
14 weekly meetings
Dr Mike Evans
Mr Huw Gulliver
Mr Mike Daley
Mr Simon Young
Computer Science Department
(entrance via The Parade)
Fee £435.00 (Concessionary Fee £392.00)
Funding options


Dr Mike Evans, Huw Gulliver, Mike Daley and Simon Young will introduce students to the major problems of security in running a public service computer system.  The topics covered in this module include a discussion of the basic internet protocols (TCP, UDP, ICMP) and network applications (Telnet, FTP, Usenet, e-mail), an introduction to network and host security, network design and network implementation.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for the student who wants a good general introduction to Data Security and Networking.

Learning and Teaching

This module includes a mix of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions.  Each meeting starts with a lecture and finishes with a laboratory session.  This module includes a practical class that allows students to try both termination of fibre-optics and setting up a small local area network.   On completion of the module, a student should be able to control access to services on a workstation and analyse TCP/IP network traffic using a protocol analyser.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

Students will sit a written class test at the end of the course.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.


Reading suggestions

Santifaller, M (1994) TCP/IP and ONC/NFS (2/E). Addison Wesley

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.