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ISIT 305 Network Security and Firewalls • 5 Cr.


This course covers the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate those threats. Emphasizes core security technologies, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Includes attack and defense case study. Either ISIT 305 or NSCOM 205 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe common security threats

  • Implement security on Cisco routers

  • Describe securing the control, data, and management plane

  • Describe the Cisco Security Manager

  • Describe, Implement and Verify AAA on devices

  • Implement IP ACLs to mitigate threats in a network

  • Describe and implement secure network management

  • Implement layer 2 and VLAN security including trunking and spanning tree

  • Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies

  • Implement Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT)

  • Implement the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)

  • Describe and configure Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS)

  • Implement and verify Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN using ASA device manager

  • Describe the different methods used in cryptography

  • Describe VPN technologies

  • Describe the building blocks of IPSec

  • Implement an IOS IPSec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication

  • Install and configure a firewall and VPN in various environments and platforms

  • Implement security with Cisco routers, firewall log analysis, IPsec, SSH (Secure Shell) and secure perimeter design

  • Analyze and defend against a network intrusion, breach, or attack



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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