- Flow control
- Handling User Input/Output
- Strings and Regular Expressions
- File Input/Output
- Error handling and debugging approaches
- Batch processes, tasks, and reports for cyber security practices
- Scripts in Bash, Python and PowerShell
- Systems Administration automation in Linux and Windows
- Screen, Web scraping and other custom reconnaissance methods
- Log file Analysis and Automation
- Command line integration and extension of tools in cyber security
The methods of instruction for this course will include lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments/projects.
Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.
0 - 20%
15% - 20%
30% - 40%
30% - 40%
0 - 10%
* Practical hands-on computer exam
In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
- Apply basic knowledge of the Linux operating system command-line utilities with bash scripting for text processing to retrieve, process and automate.
- Apply scripting languages in Windows and Linux to common security tasks.
- Apply scripting knowledge to solve problems of automation and integration within the context of systems administration and cyber security.
- Implement systems automation using Bash, PowerShell and Python.
- Apply security best practices and auditing for script coding and implementation.
- Explain, analyze and implement log file analysis.
- Implement various scripts to call external services such as email, text messages and web services.
- Automate screen scraping for Web Applications.
- Analyze, develop and implement third party modules in PowerShell and Python for information security related software.
Course Materials to be provided by the instructor and/or approved textbooks from the department
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX CPSC 2XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU COMP 2XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||No credit||2021/09/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC CSC 2XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2021/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CMPT 3XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU COMP 3XXX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW CPSC 3XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC CPSC 345 (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CIS 2XX (3)||2021/09/01 to -|
Restricted to students in the following programs: Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma, PBD Computer & Info Systems (Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Cybersecurity), and PDD Information & Communication Technology. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Chiong at firstname.lastname@example.org