Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 245 - Hardening the Infrastructure

(G only) CE

Provides network administrators with an awareness of security-related issues and the essential skills they need to implement security in a given network. This course deals directly with protective security technologies in today’s enterprise environments: transmission control protocol (TCP) packet analysis, operating systems (OS) hardening, router security, firewall systems, intrusion detection systems, virus protection, virtual private networks (VPN), and disaster recovery. PREREQUISITE(S): NWIT 173  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly NW 245.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Investigate advanced concepts and procedures related to the transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP).
  • Work with the secure version of internet protocol (IP) and internet protocol security (IPSec).
  • Secure Linux computers and networks.
  • Secure workstations and servers running current Windows OS software and test the effectiveness of various security measures.
  • Secure routers by using access control lists and logging options.
  • Investigate measures that can help ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster, such as contingency planning and power and backup issues.
  • Define common Internet components, and identify techniques used in web hacking and other attacks.
  • Examine and work with common techniques used to attack networks and specific operating systems.

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