INFSYS 6836 Management of Data Networks and Security: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: INFSYS 5800 (may be taken concurrently) or Consent of Instructor. This course focuses on the big-picture implications and challenges of data networking and network security within contemporary Information Technology environments. It covers fundamentals of networking and security implications of data networks with hands-on exercises. Topics include networking layers and standardization of functionality across layers, wired and wireless Local Area Networks (LANs) along with switching and physical layer technologies, Internetworking, supporting and supervisory protocols, application layer protocols, network design and management, and fundamentals of network security. Students will also learn about network protocol analyzers such as Wireshark, virtualization, networking in virtual environments, and how some common networked applications operate by utilizing the networking infrastructure. Credit cannot be granted for both INFSYS 6836 and INFSYS 3842.