Entry Requirements and Weighting

Prerequisites: BN207 LAN
Corequisites: BN203 Overview of Network Security
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 sixth trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the BNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in local and wide area networks and applying critical skills in networking equipment such as router, switch and server. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking .

This subject provides students with the knowledge and advanced professional skills to manage and maintain VPN. It also provides students with the knowledge and skills to deal with both, MPLS and MPLS VPN architectures. Students will also obtain good knowledge and experience in building, implementing and managing VPN architecture and security

  1. Overview of VPN, characteristics, requirements, topologies, and architecture
  2. Understanding IPsec Components and IPsec VPN Features
  3. IPsec Protocols and Headers
  4. Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Operations
  5. Configuring GRE Tunnels over IPsec
  6. Cisco Easy VPN
  7. VPN Security
  8. MPLS VPN Technology
  9. Device Hardening
  10. Cisco IOS Threat Defense Features
  11. Case Studies

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the significance of VPN for contempory organisations
  2. Discuss the role of VPN to support the security of businesses and corporations
  3. Describe architectural VPN design for small, medium and large businesses and corporations
  4. Report on the health of the existing VPN architecture, solution, data, application, technology, etc
  5. Discuss the appropriate design and solution for varieties of organisations
  6. Report on the current and future state of the management of VPN infrastructure and its technologies
  7. Interpret a roadmap process to transform the VPN architecture to support long-term organisations’ goals
  8. Implement a process to support the administration and the management of VPN

Graduate Attributes

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicate Independent and Lifelong Learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving  Cultural and Global Awareness Team work Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour coding    

Extent covered

                                The standard  is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
  The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
  The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations 
  The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
  The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard