Program Description

  • It is a course to learn the most effective steps to prevent attacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques for Computer and Network, that one can directly apply when they get to work.
  • As Certified Cyber Engineer, the participant will learn tips and tricks from the best of the experts from a mix of industry & academia, so that they can win the battle against the wide range of cyber adversaries that want to harm the enterprises IT environment.
  • CCE-CNS along with two more specializations viz.
    Certified Cyber Engineer - Software Engineering and Secure Coding (SESC)
    Certified Cyber Engineer - Cloud Security & DevOps (CS&D)
  • Will make the students be ready for a career in Infosec domain, where there is a huge shortfall of trained manpower.
Course enrollment data

Learning Format



8 weeks
May 14 2023

Certified by

Certificate of Completion by IIT-MADRAS & NASSCOM

Program Fee

₹9912 (inclusive of tax)


Program Description

Program Brochure

Sample Certificate

Education Qualification

  • Must be a bonafide student of any college and must have completed Year 1 of any course.

  • For Indian Participants - Pursuing a Graduate degree programme, after 1st year or finished Diploma Holders (10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline.

  • For International Participants - Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country.

Suggested Prerequisites

Basic understanding of technology, networks and security, while not mandatory, will be an added advantage.

Teaching Hours


Lead Faculty

Prof. Noor Mahammad SK - IIIT D&M, Kancheepuram
Prof. Harish Ramani - Visiting Faculty, IIIT-B & Sri City
Prof. Mohan Ram C - Adjunct Faculty, IIIT-B & Sri City

Course Offered By

Learning Schedule

Module 1 - Introduction to Computer Network Security:
Introduction, securing the computer networks- hardware/software, forms of protection, security standards; Sources of vulnerabilities and its assessment (4 hrs)

Module 2 - Security challenges, Assessment, Analysis, and Assurance:
Sources of security threats, threat motives, management and correlation, and security threat awareness; System security policy, Building a security policy, security requirement specification, Threat Identification and analysis, Vulnerability identification and assessment and security monitoring and auditing; Disaster Management, Resources for disaster planning and recovery (6hrs).

Module 3 - Access Control, Authorization, and Authentication:
Access - Rights, Control systems; authorization- mechanisms, types, principles, and granularity; Authentication - factors and effectiveness, elements, types, methods, and policy (4 hrs).

Module 4 - Cryptography:
Symmetric Encryption, public key encryption, enhancing security and Key management; Public key Infrastructure, hash function and digital signatures (4 hrs).

Module 5 - System Intrusion Detection and Prevention:
Intrusion detection mechanism, systems, types; Response to system intrusion, challenges to intrusion detection systems and implementations; Intrusion prevention systems (4 hrs).

Module 6 - Computer and Network Forensics:
Computer forensics, network forensic and forensics tools (2 hrs).

Module 7 - Firewall, Virus and Content Filtering:
Firewall- types, configuration, implementations and limitations; Scanning, Filtering and blocking; Virus filtering and content filtering (4 hrs).
Computer Network Security Protocols: Application Level Security, Security in the Transport Layer, Network layer, Link layer and over LANs (6 hrs).

Module 8 - Security in Wireless Network and Devices:
WLAN security concerns and best practices for WI- FI security (4 hrs).

Module 9 - Security in sensor networks:
Challenges, vulnerabilities and attacks, security mechanisms and best practices for sensors (4 hrs).

Terms and Condition

1. Please read through the PDD documents carefully and convince yourself about your abilities to complete the course before deciding to join the course and pay the fees. We also recommend you to visit the FAQ page of Digital Skills Academy website, regarding the details including program definition, certification, refund policies, etc.

2. The course dates proposed in the website are tentative and due to uncertainties due to Covid Pandemic & related lockdowns, there are likely delays. Digital Skills Academy (DSA) & FISST shall have the option to postpone/ reschedule or cancel a Course, if requisite numbers of students have not enrolled/ registered for the Course or for any other reason including non-academic and academic reasons. In such case of delays, as per institute policy, no refund of fees paid will be applicable.

3. The course contents proposed by faculty and the order of delivery can change, as per the latest evolution of new technologies/incidents or methodologies to keep the course contemporary. Overall, DSA & FISST will attempt to keep the proposed structure/delivery order the same and inform the students in the class, if there are any changes needed.

4. All candidates enrolled must fulfill the academic requirements specified and shared by the course faculty/coordinator in order to be issued the certificate by IIT-Madras. In case candidates do not meet the academic requirements, they will not be issued any certificate from IIT-M.

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