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FIT5027

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)

Synopsis

Layered structure of networks, security threats in an open network environment, and basic security. Detailed exposition of major tools and protocols used in VPNs, including firewalls, IPSec, Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP), Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP), Terminal Access Control Access Control System (TACACS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and SOCKS. Exposition of principles and methodologies for the design and implementation of Intranets and Extranets using VPNs.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of all major protocols used for VPN;
  • detailed knowledge and understanding of VPN architectures including interaction with firewalls
  • develop an understanding of major issues in implementing the protocols;
  • have the knowledge and skills to objectively compare and contrast various VPN protocols (eg. L2TP with IPSec and the platform specific variations);
  • have the knowledge and skills to enable them to design and implement standard and non-standard VPNs.

Assessment

Assignments: 60%; Labwork and Test: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jefferson Tan

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prohibitions

CPE5006

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5027/