Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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(G only) CE

Focuses on the overall security processes in a network with particular emphasis on skills in the following areas: (1) security policy design and management; (2) security technologies, products, and solutions; (3) firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration, and maintenance; (4) AAA implementation using routers and firewalls; and (5) securing the network at both layer 2 and 3 of the OSI model. This course helps prepare students to sit for the Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS) and Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA) Security Certification exams. These are two of the five exams that count toward the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) certification. In addition, Cisco Network Academy students who pass these two exams will be able to apply for Cisco Firewall/ASA Specialist status. PREREQUISITE(S): NWIT 254  or CCNA certification or consent of department. Four hours each week. Formerly NW 261.

4 semester hours

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

  • Explain industry security terminology and acronyms.
  • Describe basic security vulnerabilities.
  • Design and manage a security policy.
  • Describe security technologies, products, solutions, and design.
  • Design and implement trust and identity technology at layer 2 and 3 of the OSI Model.
  • Configure and manage Cisco Secure Access Server.
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain advanced router firewall installation.
  • Implement AAA using Cisco routers and PIX Security Appliances.
  • Manage Layer 2 security features including Identity Based Network Services (IBNS) and 802.1x.
  • Engineer filtering of network traffic on switches, routers, and PIX devices.
  • Implement Secure Network Design.

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