MSI 416: Communications Networking & Security
Spring 2003 Syllabus
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Available Lab(s):MIS Lab
Text & Reference BooksText: Data Communications & Computer Networks: A Business Users's Approach by Curt M. White
Reference: Hackers Beware by Eric Cole
Reference: Security In Computing (Third Edition) by Charles P. Pfleeger & Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
COURSE OVERVIEWThis covers Data Communications, Computer Networking and Computer Security. The second module covers ecommerce. The portion on communications will cover fundamentals of signal transmission, transmission hardware and basic concepts like multiplexing. The networking portion will cover Network Topologies, the OSI model, and the TCP/IP protocol suite. In the security portion of the course we will discuss privacy issues, vulnerabilities of the network and techniques for protecting data such as Cryptography and Steganography. Public Key Infrastructure, which is currently used for secure data transmission over the web, will also be discussed. By the end of the semester, students should expect to have a general understanding of the above topics and should be capable of simple network programming.
Students will learn:
Exam I: 25%
Exam II: 25%
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