राष्ट्रीय इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India
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SW500 – PG Diploma in Information Security and Cloud Computing (24 Weeks)

Course : PG Diploma in Information Security and Cloud Computing
Code : SW500
Starting Date : 19 September,2016
Last Date To Apply : 09 September,16
Course Coordinator :

Course Coordinator: Munivel E
Phone: 9400055757
Phone: 0495-2287266 Exn-239
Email: munivel@calicut.nielit.in

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 six months program aimed at molding candidates to Skilled System/Cloud Engineer with Information Security knowledge to maintain the Systems, Networks and cloud infrastructure in today’s scenario.

Course Outcome

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

Course Structure

Sl. No Course Modules Weeks
1 System and Network Administration 6
2 Cloud Computing with Virtualization 6
3 Advanced Security Management (System, Network & Cloud) 6
4 Project 6

Course Contents

System & Network Administration (6 Weeks)

 Network Protocol Analysis (1 Week)

  • Introduction to ISO & TCP/IP Stack

Network Management (1 Week)

  • Cabling
  • Addressing
  • Managing Basic Switches
  • Managing Advanced Switches
  • Managing Basic Routers

Windows Server Administration (1 Week)

  • Installing Windows Server
  • Setting Active Directory
  • Managing Active Directory
  • Managing User & Group
  • Active Directory Security & Policy
  • Setting File, Web and DHCP Server

Linux Server Administration with Shell Scripting (3 Weeks)

  • Introduction to Linux Fundamentals & Commands
  • Advanced Linux Commands
  • Regular Expression with Text Processing
  • Bash Scripting

Cloud Computing with Virtualization (6 Weeks)

Virtualization Basics (2 Weeks)

  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Virtualization Tools
  • Xen Virtualization
  • KVM Virtualization

Cloud Computing with SaaS & PaaS Deployment (2 Weeks)

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Types of Cloud Services
  • Introduction to SaaS Cloud
  • SaaS Cloud Deployment with Open Source Tools
  • Introduction to PaaS Cloud
  • PaaS Cloud Server Deployment with OpenShift

Advanced Cloud Infrastructure (2 Weeks)

  • Introduction to IaaS Cloud
  • Types of Cloud Deployment with Xen/KVM
  • Setting Private Cloud with Eucalyptus
  • Setting Private Cloud with Citrix Xen
  • Public Cloud Deployment



Advanced Security Management (System, Network & Cloud) (6 Weeks)

Information Security Basics (1 Week)

  • Access Control
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptography Algorithm Analysis
  • Network Security

Advanced Linux Server Configuration with Security (2 Weeks)

  • Configuring DNS Server
  • Securing DNS
  • Configuring Web Server with Virtual Hosting
  • Securing Web Servers
  • Configuring MySQL Server with phpMyAdmin
  • Configuring Authentication Server
  • Configuring Mail Server
  • Securing Mail Server
  • Configuring File Servers (FTP/SAMBA/NFS)

Advanced Security Configuration (2 Weeks)

  • Proxy with Content Filtering
  • Configuring Firewall
  • Configuring Wireless with Security
  • Configuring IDS/IPS
  • Honey Pot/Honey Net
  • PKI Implementation

Security Monitoring & Auditing (1 Week)

  • System, Network & Cloud Monitoring with Nagios/Zabbix
  • MS-Baseline Security Analyzer
  • Nesses/OpenVAS Auditing
  • Cloud Security Best Practices
  • Introduction to ISO 27001 ISMS Audit Standards

Project (6 Weeks)



Course Fees

Course Fee is 60000 +Service Tax @actuals


ME/MTech, BE/BTech, MCA, MSc/BSc (IT/Computer Science/Electronics) or equivalent of any of these.

Important Dates

Activity Last Date
Last date to apply online/offline with Registration fee 26th August 2016 - Extended to 9th Sep 2016
Date of Selection list publication 26th August 2016
Counseling/Admission 19th September 2016
Last date to pay the first installment
19th September 2016
Commencement of classes 20th September 2016
Last date to pay the second installment 28th November 2016

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