Advanced Network Technology and Protocols (2020)

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The intent of the Advanced Network Technology and Protocols (NAT) Knowledge Unit is to provide students with an understanding of advanced networking concepts, including the latest network technologies and more complex security issues involved in network communications. Examples may include (but are not limited to): software defined networking, converged voice/data networking.


After completing the KU, students will be able to:

  1. Explore in depth advanced and novel areas of networks and protocols.
  2. Describe and discuss the security issues and implications of advanced and novel networks and protocols.
  3. Develop the intellectual tools to explore and understand advance network concepts and protocols.


Topics would be a selection from among the following:

  1. Advanced Routing algorithms and protocols
    1. BGP
    2. OSPF
    3. MPLS
  2. Software Defined Networking
    1. Principles, protocols, implications
  3. IPv6 Networking Suite
    1. IPv6 Security Issues
  4. Quality of Service
  5. Network Services
  6. Social Network implementation and security issues.
  7. Voice over IP (VoIP)
  8. Multicasting
  9. Advanced Network Security Topics
    1. Secure DNS
    2. Network Address Translation
    3. Deep Packet Inspection
    4. Transport Layer Security


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