CT6020: Advanced Concepts in Networking & Security

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CT6020: Advanced Concepts in Networking & Security

Module Title Advanced Concepts in Networking & Security
Module Code CT6020
Module Tutor Lee Campbell
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description This module provides the participant with an in-depth understanding of the design rules, configuration options, media selection criteria and security issues for today's most popular LAN, WLAN and internetworking technologies. Students are taught ICT design skills from a real world perspective, with significant class time devoted to actual network design and its impact on the organizations infrastructure. Students will use vendor specification sheets to design networks within a building, campus, and wide area network configurations. Students will design and test secure wireless networks in their assessments. Students will be able to undertake work within industry applying the professional skills they have developed.
Indicative Syllabus LAN and WLAN Designs;- Designing networks using the current networking technologies. The design will take into account the following characteristics of the: Standards, Performance, Components, Design Recommendations, Network Technologies, Network Backbones and non-physical networks using wireless technologies. Students will study and investigate networking scenarios for their practical and coursework throughout the module. In addition, students well study the security standards employed in the UK and the implications they have on designing and implementing networks. The students will have the opportunity to undertake penetration testing and forensic analysis of the networks they design and implement.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Design systems that connect mobile devices and undertake analysis of network traffic, storage media (cards, disks) for evidence of misuse.
  2. Analyse the business requirements for an ICT solution.
  3. Create a detailed design to meet customer requirements and industry standards.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to collect relevant information across a range of areas pertaining to a current situation.
  5. Analyse information and synthesize it into an appropriate form in order to evaluate alternative decisions for discerning and appraising management strategic alternatives.
  6. Critically evaluate network security alternatives.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Coursework: Group work, other: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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