Dr. Waleed Farag
I. Course Description
or COSC/IFMG 352
II. Course Objectives
The main goal of this course is to provide
with a fundamental understanding of
network security principles and implementation.
will learn about the
logies used and principles involved in creating a secure computer networking
will learn about the authentication, the types of attacks and
malicious code that may be used against your network, the threats and countermeasures
l, Web applications, remote access, and file and print services. A variety of
security topologies are discussed as well as technologies and concepts used for providing
secure communications channels, secure internetworking devices, and network medium.
will learn about intrusion detection systems, firewalls, and physical
security concepts. In addition, security policies, disaster recovery, and computer
forensics are covered. Aside from learning the technologies involved in security,
will get to understand the daily tasks involved with managing and
troubleshooting those technologies. You will have a variety of hands
on and case project
assignments that reinforce the con
cepts you read in each chapter.
III. Web Site
formation for the course is available at
ite contains class notes, PowerPoint slides, class announcements, course syllabus,
projects and assignment statements, important
her information related to the
. Required Textbook
Mark Ciampa, “
Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals
Course Technology Incorporated, 200
Attackers and Their
Chapter 1 & 2
Due Week 2
Chapters 3 & 4
Due Week 4
Securing the Network
Securing the Network
Chapters 5 & 6
Due Week 6
Chapters 7 & 8
Due Week 8
Using and Managing
Due Week 10
Operational Security /
policies and procedures
Chapters 10 &
Policies and Procedures
Due Week 12
Advanced Security and
Review (if time permit)
. Evaluation Methods
Only work assi
gned by and submitted to the instructor of record will count
toward the final grade in this course.
Grading Scale: The standard grading scale will be used:
90%+ = A;
89% = B;
79% = C;
69% = D;
<60% = F.
50% of the g
rade is based on three exams
are cumulative and may
be given in a multiple choice
short essay forma
0% of the grade is based on completing the end of chapter case
10% of the grade is based o
n class participati
on and attendance
0% of the grade is based on keeping a project notebook. Students are asked to
obtain a small notebook or to use a lab notebook and keep notes on the results
of the hands
on projects at the end of each chapter in the text. The notes sho
include comments that you can use once the class is over to help describe
results of the hands
projects. Include any helpful tips or advice that you
might use in the future.
Exam conflicts will be dealt with individually.
No late submission will be
accepted except if it is associated with a valid documented excuse
work is usually graded before late work, which means that late work carries the
added penalty of not being as helpful to your learning. All exams are closed
ersions of all assignments must be submitted too. Instructions on
how to submit your work electronically will be supplied in the class
I. Academic Conduct.
Computing technology presents unique opportunities for inappropriate academic conduct,
mple, copying things from the Web and submitting it as your own work or hiring a
writer. These and other unethical and/or illegal acts will be penalized by loss of
points and/or grades, plus any other penalties allowed in IUP policy. Because these
haviors are uniquely harmful to the goals of the course and the university, we must deal
with them in ways that may seem uniquely harsh to you. If you are concerned about
anything that happens in this course relative to possible charges of academic miscond
contact me immediately and in writing.
mail is uniquely well suited to immediate
contact that can be used as a formal record if there is a possibility that you may be
accused or implicated in academic misconduct.
I. People who will help you lear
The best way to contact me outside of class is through E
may check my
listed in this syllabus
If you want to see me at another
time, you may make an appointment through
mail or by phoning me. If you need
technical help, please access appropriate help first
. When you come to my office for help, bring as much current hard
u as you can.
encourage you to learn from each other. Talk with fellow
students, but be careful that you do not get or give too much help on assignments.
Inspecting each other's plans is
good professional behavior; submitting someone else's
work as you
serious form of academic misconduct. Email me and annotate anything
that I may construe as improper academic conduct.
Note: I may attempt to make one or
more projects a two person effort. Timely, professional effort is especially critical when
work together. I hope that you will help each other learn more than you annoy each
other; I usually observe a little of both.
According to university policy, you are responsible for all class activities, including,
exams, and handouts. An
y class absence jeopardizes your chance to benefit from this
course and achieve a good grade. This course relies heavily on lecture
classroom interactions. Make arrangements with a classmate to share notes and pick up
handouts if you are not in
class. In accordance with official IUP policy, I hereby state that
I reserve the right to reduce your grade for class absence according to IUP guidelines. A
absences are harmful to your participation in this class. If you miss 2 classes in a row or
than 3 classes for any reason,
will be deducted for any additional missed class.
If you have urgent circumstances, please let me know in advance (whenever possible).
Do not miss class
is is the best way to avoid