KF7031 - Wireless Networks and Security

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to be suitable for a variety of networking professional roles including those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of 802.11 protocols, security and enterprise deployment. Additionally, it is suitable for wireless network administrators and support or design staff requiring a greater understanding of the new technologies and applications of modern converged networks and delegates seeking Certified Wireless Network Associate (or similar) certification. You will study the following areas:

Enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies
Basic RF characteristics for mobile systems
802.11 protocol operation and technologies
Wireless security issues and attack vulnerabilities

How will I learn on this module?

The module will be delivered using lectures, laboratories and a supported research assignment. It will be assessed via an examination and a research paper. The examination will focus on material from the lecture series and the research paper will be used to assess the research assignment.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Staff will deliver both lectures and laboratory sessions and support you during your assignment. The module is supported by discussion forums that can be used to explore issues outside of classroom time.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1.Be able to describe, explain critically and analyse wireless data communication technology along with associated security issues.
2. Be able to analyse and model wireless behaviour using appropriate mathematics

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Critically analyse enterprise requirements for wireless systems
4. Critically analyse 802.11 protocol information
5. Make critical decisions about designing secure wireless networks

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
6. Understand the global nature of WLAN standards and design.

How will I be assessed?

It will be assessed via an examination and a research paper. The examination will focus on material from the lecture series and the research paper will be used to assess the research assignment.

Formative assessment though out module, covering all LO's
The exam will cover LO's 1-6
The assignment will cover LO's 1-5

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module is designed to be suitable for a variety of networking professional roles including those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of 802.11 protocols, security and enterprise deployment. Additionally, it is suitable for wireless network administrators and support or design staff requiring a greater understanding of the new technologies and applications of modern converged networks and delegates seeking Certified Wireless Network Associate (or similar) certification. You will study the following areas:

Enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies.
Basic RF characteristics for mobile systems
802.11 protocol operation and technologies
wireless security issues and attack vulnerabilities.

You will be assessed using by 1) Using an exam style aligned to professional examinations in this subject and 2) a research based assignment where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to do original work.

What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to be suitable for a variety of networking professional roles including those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of 802.11 protocols, security and enterprise deployment. Additionally, it is suitable for wireless network administrators and support or design staff requiring a greater understanding of the new technologies and applications of modern converged networks and delegates seeking Certified Wireless Network Associate (or similar) certification. You will study the following areas:

Enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies
Basic RF characteristics for mobile systems
802.11 protocol operation and technologies
Wireless security issues and attack vulnerabilities

Course info

UCAS Code G408

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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