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Assignment List for CIS 274 – CCNA Security

Fall 2013 (Revised 9/16/2013)

 

Getting Started (Orientation) -

Reading Assignment:

Syllabus, Assignment List, Getting Started documents (on the Canvas website - https://olympic.instructure.com)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: September 28, 2013
Points Possible: 20 * (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 15 - 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: 1- 2 paragraphs

Please provide some information on your background, education, work experience and personal interests that you would like to share with the rest of the class. Where are you from?  What do you do for a living?  What do you hope to get out of this course? … Please indicate how many courses you have taken to-date through Olympic College and WAOL and if you are taking any additional courses this term.  If you have any IT experience, do not hesitate to reveal it.  Please share your expectations for this hybrid course and the Olympic College program in which you are currently enrolled.

 

 

Assignment Type: Survey Due Date: September 28, 2013

Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the "Canvas Pre-Survey" found under the "Getting Started Assignments" folder, under the "Getting Started (Orientation)" folder on the "Lessons" tab of your Canvas online classroom - at https://olympic.instructure.com.  Be sure to select the proper link for this course after logging into the Canvas website.

 

 

 

 

Module 1 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 1 (Cisco Press) – Modern Network Security Threats

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 5, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Download the SANs Salary and Certification survey (http://www.sans.org). Use this survey to discuss the importance of industry certifications and employment potentials in InfoSec careers. Find one job listing from each of the careers listed in the report. Use the following web based job sites to find the listings and share your findings.

http://www.monster.com

http://www.usajob.gov

http://www.careerbuilders.com

http://wwww.dice.com

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: October 5, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 1A – Researching Network Attacks and Security Audit Tools

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 6, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Finish the Chapter 1 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

 

Module 2 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 2 (Cisco Press) – Securing Network Devices

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 12, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

How can someone accidentally delete the IOS image?

What are some procedures you would implement to protect against routers going down due to configuration changes?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: October 12, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 2A – Securing the Router for Administrative Access

 

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 13, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 2 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

Module 3 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 3 (Cisco Press) - Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 19, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Give some examples of why accounting should be implemented.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: October 19, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 3A – Securing Administrative Access Using AAA and RADIUS

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 20, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 3 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

Module 4 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 4 (Cisco Press) – Implementing Firewall Technologies

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 26, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Read and annotate the paper on Context-Based Access Control (CBAC): Introduction and Configuration (attached here).  Post your annotations (comments).

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: October 26, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 4A – Configuring CBAC and Zone-Based Firewalls

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 27, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 4 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

Module 5 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 5 (Cisco Press) – Implementing Intrusion Prevention

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 2, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

What are the differences between an IDS and an IPS?

What advantages does HIPS offer over NIPS?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: November 2, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 5A – Configuring an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Using the CLI and SDM

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 3, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 5 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

Module 6 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 6 (Cisco Press) – Securing the Local Area Network

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 9, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

What is end point security? Give several examples of threats from the end point.

What is the purpose of the Cisco Security Agent?

List four examples of layer two security threats?

What is the difference between STP BPDU Guard and STP Root Guard?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: November 9, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 6A – Securing Layer 2 Switches

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 10, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 6 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

Module 7 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 7 (Cisco Press) – Cryptographic Systems

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 16, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

If I were going to send a file including a digital signature, would I use my public key, my private key, the recipient’s public key, or the recipient’s private key to encrypt? What am I most concerned about with using a digital signature?

How can hash algorithms be used to provide data integrity?

What is the difference between MD5 and SHA?

Give an example of how symmetrical encryption algorithms can be used to provide confidentially?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of symmetrical encryption algorithms?

When should asymmetrical encryption algorithms be used?

What security feature is provided by digital signatures?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: November 16, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 7A – Exploring Encryption Methods

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 17, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 7 and Chapter 9 assessments found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

Module 8 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 8 (Cisco Press) – Implementing Virtual Private Networks

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 23, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

What is the difference between AH and ESP?

What are the five steps in the life of an IPSec site-to-site VPN?

What is the function of an IPSec transform set?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: November 23, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 6 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 8A – Configuring a Site-to-Site VPN Using Cisco IOS and SDM

Lab 8B – Configuring a Remote Access VPN Server and Client

Lab 8C – (Optional): Configuring a Remote Access VPN Server and Client

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 24, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 8 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

Module 9 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 9 (Cisco Press) – Managing a Secure Network

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 30, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Explain the difference between quantitative and qualitative risk assessment.

List the four ways to manage risk.

Explain the term incident response and why do organization have to have an incident response plan and team?

Name two tools used for network scanning.

What is a vulnerability scanner?

What is the difference between a hot, warm and cold backup site?

What is the difference between a policy, standard, guideline and procedure?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: November 30, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 9A – Security Policy Development and Implementation

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: December 1, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 9 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

 

Module 10 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 10 (Cisco Press) – Implementing the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: December 7, 2013
Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 3 - 4 paragraphs

Explain what a packet may go thru if it creates a new connection.

List and describe (in your own words) the different firewall modes available on the ASA.

Explain what objects and object groups are and how they might be used.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmate’s posts, in a substantive way, before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: Lab Due Date: December 7, 2013

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Complete the below-listed labs from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum. After completing the following lab(s) from the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum, upload your answers and results to this Drop Box for manual grading.  Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Lab 10A – Configuring ASA Basic Settings and Firewall Using CLI

 

Lab 10B – Configuring ASA Basic Settings and Firewall

 

Lab 10C – Configuring Clientless and AnyConnect Remote Access SSL VPNs Using   

                   ASDM

 

Lab 10D – Configuring a Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Using CCP and ADSM

 

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: December 8, 2013

Points Possible: 20 Project Duration: 75 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Chapter 10 assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home any time between Friday and Monday night.

 

 

 

 

Final Module: Course Wrap-Up -

 

Reading Assignment:

Review Chapters 1 - 10 (Cisco Press)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: n/a
Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: n/a

Deliverable Length: n/a

 

None

 

Assignment Type: Group Project Due Date: December 11, 2013

Points Possible: 150 Project Duration: 24 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Finish the Group Project found on the Canvas website, within the Module 10 Assignments folder.  Upload all of your results and your configuration files (in a single Word compatible document) to the Module Assignment Drop Box.  This Group Project must be completed in the T-213 Lab using the special CCNA Security equipment found in Pod E.  Additionally, each group member must submit a “Peer Evaluation Form” to the Module 10 Peer Evaluation Drop Box, before the end of the term.

 

Assignment Type: Skills-based Assessment Due Date: December 11, 2013

Points Possible: 25* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1 - 8 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Skills-based Assessment (SBA) located on the Cisco Networking Academy website.

Assignment Type: Practice Final Assessment Due Date: December 11, 2013

Points Possible: N/A Project Duration: 1 ˝ hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

 

Assignment Type: Final Assessment Due Date: December 11, 2013

Points Possible: 150 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the comprehensive Final Assessment found on the Cisco Networking Academy website.  Log into https://cisco.netacad.com and complete the exam found by clicking on your course name (CIS274-F13-Olympic College), and then clicking on the “Take Assessment” link under the “Assessments and Grades” section at the bottom of your screen.  This is a closed book exam, which must be completed in class.

Assignment Type: Final Week Survey (Faculty Assessment) Due Date: December 11, 2013

Points Possible: 10* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 30 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the anonymous Faculty Assessment form found under the Module 10 Assignments folder within your Canvas course to earn an extra 10 points towards your final score in this course.

 

   

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