Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 310 - Network Security (3)

  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CENT 275

This course introduces the student to the various methodologies for defending a network. Security is presented from the perspective of Defense in Depth. The students will be exposed to information system vulnerabilities and threats along with various methods of mitigation. The student will be introduced to the concepts, principles, types and topologies of firewalls including: packet filtering, proxy firewalls, application gateways, and stateful inspection. This course will expose the student to the various defense methodologies associated with Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). The student will also be introduced to securing wireless, voice, and video systems. Securing Internet and collaborative applications will also be discussed.

2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 310, the student will be able to:

  • Describe various threats to information and network systems.
  • Apply security technologies, products and solutions.
  • Design, install, configure and maintain firewalls and secure routing.
  • Install and configure a Virtual Private Network.
  • Configure Intrusion Detection and Response software.
  • Perform methods to secure a wireless, voice and video systems.
  • Perform methods to secure Internet and collaboration applications.
  • Perform methods to secure and protect data in storage, transit and processing.
  • Describe ethics related issued in network security.

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