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Course No: INFO.4570-031; SIS Class Nbr: 14046; SIS Term: 2710
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course explores the theory, mechanisms, and implementation of security in computer networks. Our goal is to provide an introduction to mathematical encryption and security protocols, and how these are applied to the infrastructure of IP (Internet Protocol) Networks. We will cover classical ciphers and cryptographic methods such as DES, 3DES, Feistel, AES, RC5, and Modern Public Key cryptography (e.g.RSA, Diffie-Hellman, ECC) and PKI ( Public Key Infrastructure). The second half of the course will introduce the principles and implementation of Kerberos, SSL/TLS (Secured Socket Layer, Transport Layer Security) IPSEC (IP Security) and Access Control. The mathematics required will be introduced in class.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Prerequisite 1: INFO 4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture or related exp., and Prerequisite 2: INFO 3190 Intro to Linux, or INFO 3110 Intro to the Linux/Unix Operating System, or related experience. Check prerequisites in all prerequisite courses.
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: Prerequisite 1: INFO.4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture or related experience, and Prerequisite 2: INFO.3190 Introduction to Linux or INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System, or related experience. Check prerequisites in all prerequisite courses.;
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: William Vales
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2017: Sep 06 to Dec 10
  • Chat Hours: Thu 7-8pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1125
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: Data/Telecommunications Certificate, B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Information Technology: Business Minor Option

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