May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

NST 235 - Advanced Networking


Course Description: This course provides advanced level understanding of network technology with emphasis on network security concepts. It will cover security aspects and techniques of routing protocols, switch security techniques, and security related configuration of wireless networks. Security methods at all layers of the OSI model will be discussed.  Methods to increase the availability and resilience of networks including Spanning Tree protocol and dynamic routing will be demonstrated and practiced.  A variety of WAN technologies will be discussed.  Techniques for monitoring network including SNMP, syslog and NetFlow will be examined.   The course will also cover network architectures for borderless networks, data centers and collaboration systems.  (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 231 or approval from instructor
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the use of Spanning Tree protocol to increase network resilience
  • Interpret network designs and how they will meet security requirements of a system
  • Construct networks that use secure dynamic routing
  • Explain various WAN technologies and how best to use them
  • Examine network monitoring techniques including SNMP, syslog and NetFlow

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