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 : 26 February,2018
Last Date To Apply : 26 February,18
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 every company. 

Course Objective

The Course is a four weeks program aimed at giving the candidate the exposure to and enhancing the knowledge and skills to configure, manage and troubleshoot the network infrastructure and keep their organization productive.

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.




Introduction to Linux, Networking & Devices

1 Week


TCP/IP, Protocol Analysis, Subnetting & Routing

1 Week


Switching & VLANs, Wireless LANs, Authentication

1 Week


Security & Infrastructure services, Network Management

1 Week

Course Contents


Operating System Basics

Overview of Linux, Installation of Ubuntu/CentOS, add/remove software, updating, adding users. Basic Linux Commands.


Introduction to Networks

Introduction to  LAN, WAN, Peer-to-Peer, Client-Server, topologies and network backbone


OSI Reference model

Internetworking models, Layered approach, advantages, functions of each layers. Introduction to encapsulation and modulation techniques.


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.


Ethernet Specification

Ethernet basics, collision domain, broadcast domain, ethernet frames, addressing, physical layer.


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.


Introduction to TCP/IP

Overview of TCP/IP protocol stack. TCP, UDP, IP headers. Common application layer protocols.


Protocol analysis

Protocol analysis with Wireshark. ARP, ICMP, DNS &  HTTP


IP Addressing

IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, subnetting, NAT.


IP Routing

Routing basics, Static and dynamic routing, Basic static router setup with Linux PC.


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.)


Switching and VLANs

Switching services, VLANs


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.


Authentication and Access Control

Overview of filtering, ACLs, tunneling, encryption, remote access, user accounts, password security, PKI, AAA services.


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.


Security services and devices

Firewalls/UTMs, DMZ, Proxy servers, Application layer firewalls, Content filtering, IDS & IPS. Configuration of pfSense firewall.


Infrastructure services

Configuring NTP,DHCP,DNS and TFTP on Linux. Overview of LDAP.



WAN concepts & Technologies


Network Troubleshooting

Common network troubleshooting commands and tools.


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 ` 10,000/- (Including GST )

SC/ST Candidates: Tuition Fees/Examination fees are waived for SC/ST students admitted under SCSP/TSP. However they are required to remit an amount of  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, with basic computer skills, and interest in computer networking

Important Dates

Starting date


Last date to submit application form


Selection intimation in website




Commencement of class work


Payment of Fee


More Details

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

For more Information Contact the Course Coordinator, Hari K, Email:hari@calicut.nielit.in , Phone 0495 2287266(ext. 218).