Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “B-” in both CS 504 and CS 508, or permission of the instructor.
Not open to students who have completed IT 548. (First semester/3 credits)
This course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of networking technology and
security. Essential networking concepts include: signaling and signal propagation, data and
bit encoding, packetization, wiring, physical and logical topologies, network architectures and
protocols (with special focus on TCS/IP and Ethernet), and layered models (OSI), network
security will focus on the origin, axis and impacts of network related threats and the detection,
correction and prevention of these threats. The focus is to highlight key principles that can
be used for understanding, enabling, implementing, operating, and reasoning about network applications and network security.