Network Security and Pen Testing MSc

Middlesex University
Em London (Reino Unido)

£8.200 - (R$31.526)

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  • Master
  • London (Reino Unido)
  • Duração:
    1 Year
  • Quando:

From national security to the privacy of personal communications, the smooth running of societies and economies depends on the security of computer networks. With a security breach potentially costing a company millions, highly skilled experts who can provide protection are sought after across the globe. Technology is constantly developing and security issues are too, making this a challenging and rapidly evolving specialism.

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Quais são os objetivos da formação?

Our course provides both intensive practical training and a profound theoretical education, extending beyond the technicalities of network security to cover strategic and organisational issues. Unless you're already in employment, we'll help you to find a placement for up to 12 weeks, during which you'll work on your independent research project.

Our award winning technology centre has five specialist laboratories equipped with the latest industry standard hardware and software, including OPNET, Wireshark, MATLAB, Simulink, OpNet Modeller 17.0, OMNeT++, NI and Cisco technology such as Packet Tracer. While studying for this qualification you will work with our LTE test bed and Blade Server, and you will learn how to access and configure cloud based networks. As part of your studies, you'll also have the opportunity to work towards a Cisco CCNA professional certification, worth 1,600 and considered the gold standard in the industry.

Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.


Instalações e datas

Início Localização
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Problem Solving
Network security
Time management
IT Security
Network Training
Computer networks
Critical skills
Pen Testing
security risks


Our masters degree in MSc Network Security and Pen Testing gives you an in depth understanding of online security risks, the steps needed to ensure that data is transmitted and stored securely, and measures that can be taken not only to prevent breaches but to minimise damage if they do occur.

There are seven compulsory modules plus a research methods module which complements your independent project. This is a major part of the course, worth a third of your overall mark, whereby you produce a piece of original research relevant to the industry – either using existing or emerging technology to solve a practical problem, or extending the theoretical understanding of new technology.

You'll design, analyse and build security systems, software and hardware applications, becoming familiar with the configurations of different systems in our laboratories and learning to choose the appropriate measures and applications for a network. Secure transactions, authentication measures, cryptography and encryption techniques, intrusion detection, penetration testing, firewalls, AAA and more are all covered during the masters degree.

The course also looks at network design and construction, and programming and operating systems more generally, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues. In addition to your expertise in your subject, the course will improve your mathematical, problem solving, teamwork, communication, time management and critical skills.

All modules are compulsory
Year 1
Computer Networks and Internetworking (15 Credits) Compulsory
Operating Systems and Application Environments (15 Credits) Compulsory
Security Architectures and Mechanisms (30 Credits) Compulsory
Penetration Testing and Forensics (30 Credits) Compulsory
Network Security and Services (15 Credits) Compulsory
Cyber Security and Legal Regulations (15 Credits) Compulsory
Project Research and Communication Skills (0 Credits) Compulsory
Postgraduate Project in Computer and Communications Engineering (60 Credits) Compulsory

Informação adicional

£12,250 per year