Course Brief

This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of Network Security practices. As Systems Administration and Management are important tasks in the day-to-day functioning and security of Information Systems, poor or improper practices can lead to loss of data, its integrity, performance reductions, security breaches or total system failure. Special planning and provisions need to be made for the ongoing support of systems and networks, which account for a significant proportion of the IT budget. With the widespread use of computers and the internet for business customers and home consumers, the topic of security continues to be a source for considerable concern.


  • This course is offered in 50 contact hours.

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Examine Network Security principles, protocols and standards.
  • Design a secure network for a corporate environment.
  • Configure Network Security measures for the corporate environment.
  • Undertake the testing of a network using a Test Plan.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing
    Acquire an honours degree in Computing via the Pearson BTEC HND in Computing route.

    The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing is a wide-ranging computing qualification that equips learners with relevant, foundational knowledge and skills in computing and information systems. It is suited to those desirous of pursuing careers in the IT sector, such as systems analysts, software engineers and developers, information system design and management, and IT maintenance and technical services areas, to name a few.  

    This Level 5 Higher National Diploma qualification is recognised as an accepted route onto the later stages of a number of UK and foreign university qualifications.  

    Successful completion of the HND in Computing allows direct entry into the University of Greenwich BSc. (Hons) in Computing & Information Systems.