PG Diploma in Information System Security



PG Diploma in Information System Security




Starting Date


05 February, 2020

Last Date To Apply


21 January, 2020

Course Coordinator


Course Coordinator: Munivel E
Phone: 9443349257
Email: munivel [AT] nielit [DOT]gov [DOT] 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 840 Hrs (6 Months) program aimed at molding candidates to Skilled Information System Security knowledge to maintain the Security of Systems and Networks in today’s scenario.

Course Outcome

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

Course Structure

Sl. No

Course Modules



Networking Fundamentals

24 Weeks


Operating System Administration


Information Security Concepts


System Security


Cryptography & Network Security


System & Device Security


Mobile & Wireless Security


Database & Web Application Security




Course Contents

Module – I: Networking Fundamentals

  • Introduction to ISO & TCP/IP Stack
  • Cabling
  • Addressing
  • Managing Basic Switches
  • Managing Advanced Switches
  • Managing Basic Routers

Module – II: Operating System Administration

  • Installing Windows Server
  • Setting Active Directory
  • Managing Active Directory
  • Managing User & Group
  • Setting File, Web Server
  • Backup and Restore
  • Introduction to Linux Fundamentals & Commands
  • Advanced Linux Commands

Module – III: Information Security Concepts 

  • Introduction to Information Security 
  • Configuring SSH
  • Configuring DNS Server 
  • Practical on Discovery and scanning techniques (who is domain search query, ping, nslookup, traceroute, visual traceroute, DNS query).
  • Configuring Web Server with Virtual Hosting
  • Practical on Packet Sniffing tool Ethereal.
  • Practical on password cracking tools john crack, Lophtcrack.
  • Practical on Denial of Service, IP spoofing.
  • Practical on network vulnerabilities assessment tool NMAP.
  • Practical on ftp and telnet hacking

Module – IV: System Security

  • Practical on OS finger printing using NMAP.
  • Installation and secure configuration of E-mail server like send mail.
  • Practical on useful utility for Security Administrator like Netcat, TCPdump, LSOf, Ngrep.
  • Configuring Web Server
  • Configuring File Servers
  • Installation and Secure configuration of Database Server Oracle /MYSQL/Postgres.
  • Practical on Intrusion Detection System using Snort/Tripwire.
  • Practical on Firewall Testing using NMAP
  • Configuring a Proxy Server using Squid
  • Configuring a content filter using Dansguardian

Module - V: Cryptography and Network Security 

  • Symmetric Algorithm Analysis using Crypto tool
  • Asymmetric Algorithm Analysis using Crypto tool
  • Hash Algorithm Analysis using Crypto tool
  • Digital Signature using Crypto tool
  • Password Meter using Crypto tool

Module - VI: System and Device security 

  • Information Gathering
  • Sniffing, ARP Cache Poisoning & MITM Attack
  • Brute Force Attack Through John the Ripper
  • Denial of Service Attack
  • Securing DNS
  • Securing Web Servers
  • Securing Mail Server
  • Configuring Wireless with Security
  • Configuring IDS/IPS
  • PKI Implementation using PGP
  • Configuring Firewall

Module - VII: Mobile and Wireless Security

  • To study installation and Configuration of Access Point.
  • To study WLAN Setup using Infrastructure mode.
  • To study Security implementation in WLAN.
  • Detecting Wireless Network activity and security lack using Netstumbler.
  • Using Access Point as a DHCP Server.
  • To implement Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security in WLAN.
  • To implement wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Security in WLAN.
  • To implement MAC Filtering security in WLAN.

Module - VIII: Database and Web Application Security

  • MAC Spoofing through Kali Linux
  • Hide Any Data into Images through Kali Linux (Steganography)
  • Brute Force Attack
  • Command Injection Attack
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Attack
  • SQL Injection Attack
  • XSS reflected Attack
  • XSS Store Attack to study code review.
  • System and Network Monitoring with Nagios/Zabbix
  • MS-Baseline Security Analyzer
  • Nesses/OpenVAS Auditing

Module - VIII: Project 

Course Fees

All Candidates (General/OBC/SC/ST): Course Fee is Rs. 60,000/- + GST at actual


BE / BTech, MCA, MSc / BSc (IT / Computer Science / Electronics) or equivalent of any of these (Final Year Students may also apply)

How to Apply

Candidates are advised to apply online from our website After filling the form with all documents and fees, it can be submitted to NIELIT Chennai office in person or through post before staring of the course. Payment towards non-refundable Registration and Course fee can be paid through any one of the following modes:

DD drawn from a nationalized bank (preferably SBI) in favour of “NIELIT Chennai” payable at Chennai.

Online transaction: Account No:  31185720641 Branch: Kottur (Chennai), IFS Code: SBIN0001669.

Pay through Nationalized Bank Debit Card (Service charges applicable)

Note: The Institute will not be responsible for any mistakes done by either the bank concerned or by the depositor while remitting the amount into our account.

Discontinuing the Course

No fees (including the security deposit) under any circumstances, shall be refunded in the event of a student who have completed the process of admission or discontinuing the course in between. No certificate shall be issued for the classes attended.

Important Dates

Last date to apply online/offline with Reg. fee


Date of Selection list publication

22-Jan-2020 (5:30 PM)

Last date to pay the advance fee (Rs. 10,000/-)




Last date to pay the first installment


Commencement of classes


Last date to pay the second installment



More Details

For more details like How to Apply Online, Placement, etc please Contact the Course Coordinator.

National of Electronics and Information Technology, Chennai

ISTE Complex, No. 25, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai – 600025

E-mail:        Phone: 044-24421445

Contact Person: Munivel E, Mobile: 9443349257