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BN203 Network Security 1

Corequisites: BN202 Overview of Internetworking
Credit Points: 15 Credit Points
Level: Year 3, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 4 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours)
  Personal Study Hours/week: 5 hours

Brief Description

This is a fifth trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in networks. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking and http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-engineering-technology-telecommunications

In this unit, students gain in depth knowledge of wireless network communication technology and security issues.  Students learn how to configure Cisco wireless routers for local and remote workers. They will gain skill in securing wireless networks. The content of this unit will cover the following areas:

  • General overview of wireless communication  architecture
  • Different types of wireless networks and protocols.
  • Architecture details.
  • Protocols used by those networks.
  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Possible attacks.
  • Mitigation technique.
  • Cisco wireless LAN security
  • Wireless LAN component
  • WLAN Basic architecture and privacy method
  • Cisco routers Encryption and Data Integrity Protocols
  • Implementation and management of  WLAN security
  • Design consideration
  • Deployment issues

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Provide in-depth descriptions of wireless architecture and security vulnerabilities.
  2. Analyse practical alternatives of how to build, protect and manage WPAN, WLAN.
  3. Design a secure WLAN and utilise techniques to mitigate possible attacks.
  4. Install, configure, and maintain secure WLAN Controllers (WLCs) and Bluetooth devices for an organization.
  5. Solve complex problems in secure wireless network designs.
  6. Provide descriptions of wireless router configuration and implementation.
  7. Help enterprises to maintain and implement a secure wireless networks.
  8. Contribute and cooperate with teams for implementing secure wireless network.
  9. Help managing and administrating enterprise wireless networks

Graduate Attributes

Ability to communicate Independ. Life-long Learner Ethics Problem Solving Cultural Global Awareness Teamwork Knowledge of Field


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