Applied Network Security
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT2641 - 5 ECTS


Passed successfully IMT2431 and IMT2521 (permitted if IMT2521 re-sit is pending and will be passed)

On the basis of

IMT2431 Data Networks and Network Security
IMT2521 Network Administration
IMT2282 Operating Systems 

Expected learning outcomes


  • The candidate knows common and advanced threats and attacks against IT-Systems and Networks
  • The candidate learns adequate security measures and protocols including encryption
  • Basics of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
  • The candidate develops a practical approach for setting up a security concept for small and medium enterprise, realized it in a practical environment and introduced the measures during a presentation


  • The candidate will be able to evaluate different threat structures and develop counter measures
  • The candidate will be able to secure access to network components and set up AAA measures (authentication, authorization and accounting)
  • The candidate is able to control network access with packet filters (ACL)
  • The candidate is able to setup and serve Firewall Systems for protecting the network
  • The candidate is able to setup IPS (Intrusion Prevention System)
  • The candidate can establish end-to-end security using VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • The candidate can develop security strategies and implement them for small and medium enterprises (SME and develop an appropriate ISMS)

General competence:

The candidate understands the technological and management principals of securing computer networks and he/she is able to develop and implement a network security strategy for small and medium enterprises


  • Threats and weaknesses for networks
  • Secure access to network components
  • AAA: authentication, authorization, accounting
  • Firewalls
  • IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems)
  • End-to-end security
  • LAN Security
  • Cryptographic methods
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Security strategies and security policies (ISMS)

Project: Developing a Network Security Plan for a SME and implement it as far as possible

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work
Net Support Learning
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Assessment of Practicum
Evaluation of Laboratory Ecercise(s)
Evaluation of Project(s)
Digital exam

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Digital exam (25%)
Hands-on Skill-Test (25%)
Group Work – based on a presentation and implementation within the group. The grade will be also defined during discussions of the work progress with the advisor (50%)

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal evaluator. External evaluation periodically, every five years. Next Evaluation 2020

Re-sit examination

Re-sit for Digital Exam is possible
A Re-Sit for the project and Skill-Test is not possible, it has to be repeated one year later

Examination support


Teaching Materials

CISCO Networking Academy curriculum.
additional Literature will be announced regularly