ET-726: Advanced Network Security

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ET-726 Advanced Network Security

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): ET-725

Course Description in college catalog:

This course covers advanced network concepts in technologies, complex security issues in network communications and network infrastructure, cryptographic protocols, network attacks and operational security policies and procedures. Students will gain knowledge in network defense and learn the various counter measures to protect these systems from cyber threats. Students will explore the various tools used in implementing firewalls, DMZs, IDS/IPS, proxy servers, VPNs, honeypots and honeynets in network defense. Student laboratory experiments will cover network operations in network hardening using network security monitoring and network traffic analysis tools. Lab activities will complement the lecture topics.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Internet and Information Technology

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

A.S. Computer Science and Information Security

Certificate Program - New Media Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will plan computer network security design and vulnerabilities.

Students will outline and apply cryptography and encryption, denial-of-service attacks, firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, software and operating system [OS] security, legal and ethical aspects of cybercrime and computer crime.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Exams, Labs,homework,projects.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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