राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ,कालीकट

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology,Calicut

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Course Calendar

IS701 - Certificate Course in Network Administration and Security

Course : Certificate Course in Network Administration and Security
Code : IS701
Starting Date : 04 February,2019
Last Date To Apply : 28 January,19
Course Coordinator :

Hari K 
Email:hari@calicut.nielit.in ,
Phone 0495 2287266(ext. 218).

Course Preamble

Data networks are more crucial for businesses than ever before. They are the lifeline to the critical financial, healthcare and information services that need to function at the highest, most secure level. Network administrators are in charge of a company or organization's network and computer systems. They oversee how these systems run and may give technical support or troubleshooting when something doesn't go quite right.


Network administrators install, configure and maintain local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). In addition, network administrators also need to secure these systems. This may include installing security devices, configuring network permissions, encrypting network transmissions and monitoring those systems to guarantee their integrity. Network administrators are employed in almost every industry and almost in every company.

Course Objective

The Course is a six weeks program aimed at giving the candidate the basic knowledge and skills needed to configure, manage and troubleshoot the network infrastructure and keep their organization productive. With minimal extra effort, the candidate will be able to appear for Comptia Network+ Certification examination. Also the candidate will get an overview of certifications like CCNA, CCNP, Certified Ethical Hacker etc.

Course Outcome

On successful completion, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Linux Operating Systems.
  • Understand networking standards and specifications.
  • Build a SOHO network.
  • Understand TCP/IP, Protocol analysis and IP addressing ( IPv4 and IPv6 )
  • Understand the concepts of Subnetting, IP Routing and NAT.
  • Configure Switching and VLANs
  • Configure Wireless networking.
  • Configure firewalls and basic server applications.
  • Understand network security, management and troubleshooting

Course Structure

Sl. No. Topics Duration
1 Introduction to Linux, Networking & Devices 1 Week
2 TCP/IP, Protocol Analysis, Subnetting& Routing 1 Week
3 Switching & VLANs, Wireless LANs, Authentication 2 Weeks
4 Security & Infrastructure services, Network Management 2 Weeks

Course Contents

1 Operating System Basics Overview of Linux, Installation of Ubuntu/CentOS, add/remove software, updating, adding users. Basic Linux Commands.
2 Introduction to Networks Introduction to LAN, WAN, Peer-to-Peer, Client-Server, topologies and network backbone
3 OSI Reference model Internetworking models, Layered approach, advantages, functions of each layers. Introduction to encapsulation and modulation techniques.
4 Networking Topologies, Connectors, and Wiring Standards Physical media, twisted pair cable, fiber optic cable, cable properties, transmission speeds, distance, wiring standards. UTP cable crimping, termination and testing.
5 Ethernet Specification Ethernet basics, collision domain, broadcast domain, ethernet frames, addressing, physical layer.
6 Networking devices Overview of common network connectivity devices ? NIC, hub, bridge, switch, router, firewall, IDS/IPS, access points, load balancer, modem, multilayer switch, DHCP server, DNS server, proxy server.
7 Introduction to TCP/IP Overview of TCP/IP protocol stack. TCP, UDP, IP headers. Common application layer protocols.
8 Protocol analysis Protocol analysis with Wireshark. ARP, ICMP, DNS & HTTP
9 IP Addressing IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, subnetting, NAT.
10 IP Routing Routing basics, Static and dynamic routing, Basic static router setup with Linux PC.
11 Routing Protocols Introduction to Internet. Role of routers, routing vs forwarding, Distance vector and Link state protocols, Introduction to common routing protocols ( RIP, BGP, OSPF etc.)
12 Switching and VLANs Switching services, VLANs
13 Wireless Networking Overview of The 802.11 standards, comparison, components ? access points, Wireless NIC, antennas, controllers, mobile hot spots. Site survey, wireless security, RADIUS. Configuration of Access Points.
14 Authentication and Access Control Overview of filtering, ACLs, tunneling, encryption, remote access, user accounts, password security, PKI, AAA services.
15 Network threats mitigation Overview of Security threats, denial of service, distributed DoS, authentication issues, viruses,vulnerabilities, malicious users, phisihing, forensics, patches, driver updates, configuration backups etc.
16 Security services and devices Firewalls/UTMs, DMZ, Proxy servers, Application layer firewalls, Content filtering, IDS & IPS. Configuration of pfSense firewall.
17 Infrastructure services Configuring NTP,DHCP,DNS and TFTP on Linux. Overview of LDAP.
18 WAN WAN concepts & Technologies
19 Network Troubleshooting Common network troubleshooting commands and tools.
20 Network Documentation and Management Tools for Network diagramming and Network monitoring. Concepts of SNMP, RMOM, sFlow and NetFlow. Overview of security standards, policies and auditing.

Course Fees

General Candidates: Course fee is  Rs 15,000/- (Including GST )

SC/ST Candidates: SC/ST Candidates : Tuition Fees are waived for SC/ST students admitted under SCSP/TSP. However they are required to remit an amount of Rs. 1000/- as Advance caution/security deposit. This amount will be considered as caution/security deposit and will be refunded after successful completion of the course. If the student fails to complete the course successfully this amount along with any other caution/security deposits by the student will be forfeited


Three year Polytechnic Diploma/any Bachelors Degree. Final year or course completed students can also apply. Candidate should have basic computer concepts and skills, and should have interest in computer networking. Candidates with two year ITI Certificate in relevant areas, with minimum one year experience can also apply..

Important Dates

Starting date 04.02.19
Last date to submit application form 28.01.19
Selection intimation in website/mail 29.01.19
Counseling/Admission 04.02.19
Commencement of class work 04.02.19
Payment of Fee 04.02.19

More Details

For more details like How to Apply, Placement, Hostel, etc please see the Course Calendar

For more Information contact 

Course Coordinator,  Hari K, Email:hari@calicut.nielit.in , Phone 0495 2287266(ext. 218). Mobile:9446451215