MN603 - Wireless Networks and Security
Credit Points: 20
Workload: 60 contact hours
Campus: Melbourne, Sydney
Aims & Objectives
This is a core unit out of total of 12 units in the Master of Networking (MNet). This unit addresses the MNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in wireless network security and applying security techniques in wireless environment. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/master-networking. This unit is part of the AQF level 9 (MNet) course.
In this unit, students gain in-depth knowledge of wireless network communication technology and security issues. Students learn how to configure wireless routers for local and remote sites.
This unit will cover the following topics:
- Wireless communication architecture
- Wireless networks and protocols
- Security vulnerabilities, attacks, mitigation technique
- Wireless LAN and WLAN architecture and privacy methods
- Implementation and management of WLAN security
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Analyse and compare wireless communication protocols;
- Compare standards-based technologies used in various networks;
- Test and evaluate various wireless networks performance;
- Apply and evaluate wireless network security techniques in consideration of ethical implications;
- Design and implement secure enterprise wireless networks.
Laboratory: 2 hours
Learning Outcomes Assessed
|Mid Semester Test||a,b*||10%|
|Laboratory and Problem Based Learning participation & submission||a-e*||10%|
|Final Examination (2 hours)||a-e*||50%|
*refer to learning outcomes above.
- O. Jorge. Guide to wireless communications. Cengage Learning, 2016
- D. Coleman, D. Westcott and B. Harkins, CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide CWSP - 205, 2nd ed. Sybex, 2016
- T. Carpenter, CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide, CWNA – 205 ed. Certitrek Publishing, 2015
- T. Wrightson, Wireless network Security A Beginner’s Guide, 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Education, 2012
- J. Doherty, Wireless and Mobile Device Security, 1st ed. Jones & Barlett Learning, 2015
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Teamwork Cooperation, Participation and Leadership||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|The standard is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations|
|The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations|
|The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations|
|The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials|
|The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard|