राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान ,कालीकट

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology,Calicut

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
Course Calendar

SW600 - PG Diploma in Information System Security

Course : PG Diploma in Information System Security
Code : SW600
Starting Date : 17 September,2018
Last Date To Apply : 06 September,18
Course Coordinator :

SW600 Course Coordinator 0495 – 2287266 (239)

Course Preamble

Business @ the speed of thought has moved from a buzzword to a business reality owing to the integration of business and technology. Digital infrastructures and information networks have become central to any business activity. The information residing on these computers, networks and in cloud are an essential asset and due care should be taken for its security. The impact of any loss of this asset or any downtime of the infrastructure is quite high with the proliferation of easy-to-use tools and open how to- discussions, the number of people aiming to hack in to or bring down the network is high, both in this country and abroad. Hence, there is a need for heightened security measures to protect both infrastructure and data.

Course Objective

The Course is a 24 weeks program aimed at molding candidates to Skilled Information System Security knowledge to maintain the Security of Systems and Networks in today’s scenario.

Course Outcome

This skill-oriented course provides candidates with information required for configure and administration of OS Server, Networks, Database, Wireless & its Security and equip them with the skills required to protect & recover the computer systems & networks from various security threats in dedicated or virtual environment.

Course Structure

  • Computer Fundamentals and Computer Networks with Practical
  • Operating System Administration with Practical
  • Information Security Concepts with Practical
  • System Security with Practical
  • Mini Project in Basic Security
  • Cryptography & Network Security with Practical
  • System & Device Security with Practical
  • Mobile & Wireless Security with Practical
  • Database & Web Application Security with Practical
  • Mini Project in Advanced Security

Course Contents

Module – I: Networking Fundamentals

  • Introduction to ISO & TCP/IP Stack
  • Cabling
  • Addressing
  • Managing Basic Switches
  • Managing Advanced Switches
  • Managing Basic Routers

Module – II: Operating System Administration

  • Installing Windows Server
  • Setting Active Directory
  • Managing Active Directory
  • Managing User & Group
  • Setting File, Web Server
  • Backup and Restore
  • Introduction to Linux Fundamentals & Commands
  • Advanced Linux Commands

Module – III: Information Security Concepts 

  • Introduction to Information Security 
  • Configuring SSH
  • Configuring DNS Server 
  • Practical on Discovery and scanning techniques (who is domain search query, ping, nslookup, traceroute, visual traceroute, DNS query).
  • Configuring Web Server with Virtual Hosting
  • Practical on Packet Sniffing tool Ethereal.
  • Practical on password cracking tools john crack, Lophtcrack.
  • Practical on Denial of Service, IP spoofing.
  • Practical on network vulnerabilities assessment tool NMAP.
  • Practical on ftp and telnet hacking

Module – IV: System Security

  • Practical on OS finger printing using NMAP.
  • Installation and secure configuration of E-mail server like send mail.
  • Practical on useful utility for Security Administrator like Netcat, TCPdump, LSOf, Ngrep.
  • Configuring Web Server
  • Configuring File Servers
  • Installation and Secure configuration of Database Server Oracle /MYSQL/Postgres.
  • Practical on Intrusion Detection System using Snort/Tripwire.
  • Practical on Firewall Testing using NMAP
  • Configuring a Proxy Server using Squid
  • Configuring a content filter using Dansguardian

Module - V: Cryptography and Network Security 

  • Symmetric Algorithm Analysis using Crypto tool
  • Asymmetric Algorithm Analysis using Crypto tool
  • Hash Algorithm Analysis using Crypto tool
  • Digital Signature using Crypto tool
  • Password Meter using Crypto tool

Module - VI: System and Device security 

  • Information Gathering
  • Sniffing, ARP Cache Poisoning & MITM Attack
  • Brute Force Attack Through John the Ripper
  • Denial of Service Attack
  • Securing DNS
  • Securing Web Servers
  • Securing Mail Server
  • Configuring Wireless with Security
  • Configuring IDS/IPS
  • PKI Implementation using PGP
  • Configuring Firewall

Module - VII: Mobile and Wireless Security

  • To study installation and Configuration of Access Point.
  • To study WLAN Setup using ADHOC mode.
  • To study WLAN Setup using Infrastructure mode.
  • To study Security implementation in WLAN.
  • Detecting Wireless Network activity and security lack using Netstumbler.
  • Using Access Point as a DHCP Server.
  • To implement Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security in WLAN.
  • To implement wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Security in WLAN.
  • To implement MAC Filtering security in WLAN.

Module - VIII: Database and Web Application Security

  • MAC Spoofing through Kali Linux
  • Hide Any Data into Images through Kali Linux (Steganography)
  • DNS Spoofing through Kali Linux
  • Brute Force Attack
  • Command Injection Attack
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Attack
  • SQL Injection Attack
  • XSS reflected Attack
  • XSS Store Attack to study code review.
  • System and Network Monitoring with Nagios/Zabbix
  • MS-Baseline Security Analyzer
  • Nesses/OpenVAS Auditing

Module - VIII: Project 

Course Fees

General Candidates: Course Fee  - Rs.  60,000/- +  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 Rs. 7080/- 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.


Diploma in IT/Electronics/ECE Passed OR NIELIT ‘A’ Level or Any Graduate in CS/Electronics/IT with mathematical back ground OR B.Tech. (CS/IT/Electronics/Electrical/Instrumentation) undergoing (Final Year Students may also apply)

Important Dates

Last date to apply online/offline with Reg. fee 06-Sept-2018
Date of Selection list publication 06-Sep-2018 (5:30 PM)
Last date to pay the advance fee (Rs. 10,000/-) 12-Sep-2018
Counseling/Admission 17-Sep-2018
Last date to pay the first installment 17-Sep-2018
Commencement of classes 18-Sep-2018
Last date to pay the second installment 14-Nov 2018

More Details

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

For more Information Contact the Course Coordinator, 0495 2287266(ext. 239).