CIT 46000/ 3 Cr.
Focuses on the risks and benefits associated with wireless communications as well as how the networking industry defines a secure wireless network. In addition, students gain the skills needed to properly create, configure and maintain a secure wireless network.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: Yes
Course Outcomes(What are these?)
- Recognize the foundational principles of wireless LANs (CIT j)
- Identify the role a secure wireless LAN plays in overall network security (CIT j)
- Describe the importance of understanding frequency allocation and interference as it pertains to wireless security (CIT j)
- Discuss standards associated with wireless security (CIT m)
- Identify ways to defend a wireless network from internal and external threats (CIT c, j)
- Create and document a secure wireless network (CIT c, d, f)
- Examine multiple methodologies for wireless network security (CIT j)
CIT Student Outcomes(What are these?)
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
- LAN wireless technologies and fundamentals
- Industry and commercial use of wireless LAN technologies
- IEEE 802.11 and 802.11x standards
- How wireless LAN attacks occur and finding vulnerabilities
- 802.1x/EAP solutions, Kerberos and RADIUS authentication
- PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec implemented in wireless LANs
- 802.11i & Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
- Security Policies
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)
1a. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual formats.
3. Integration and Application of Knowledge
4. Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness
5. Understanding Society and Culture