This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build a high performance, high security, failure resistant security perimeter, for an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network.  It applies to individuals with excellent ICT expertise who are working as middle managers, including information security managers, network engineers, network technicians and security analysts.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identify threats to perimeter security; - develop design for a secure perimeter; - deploy perimeter to meet security requirements; - design and configure advanced features of perimeter devices to provide additional services; - design and configure an integrated VPN solution, and; - conduct exhaustive testing of perimeter.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify and describe emerging security issues and the need for security policies; - describe the security perimeter issues related to networks; - auditing and penetration testing techniques; - capabilities of software and hardware perimeter solutions; - logging analysis techniques; - organisational network infrastructure; - security technologies according to perimeter design, and; - weaknesses of installed perimeter design.

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