M.S. in Computer Science with Specialiation in Networks and Security
Course Descriptions (Each course 3 credits)
CSNS 5100 NETWORK ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Analysis and design of computer networks. Use of different design methodologies of scalable networks. Emphasis on policies and costs when designing a computer network. Evaluation of the different types of network traffic and their importance when designing.
CSNS 5110 PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH
Application of the scientific method in problem solving. Emphasis on the use of the methodology and terminology of quantitative and qualitative research. Includes the preparation of a research proposal.
CSNS 5121 ROUTING TECHNOLOGIES I
Application of the internal routing methods used in the connections between wide area networks. Emphasis on protocols, routing algorithms, and the identification methodology of three layer packages and their interaction with the other layers of the OSI model.
CSNS 5131 SWITCHBOARD TECHNOLOGIES I
Review of switchboard protocols and standards. Includes the environmental configuration of local area networks and of virtual local networks. Analysis of plot structures. Emphasis on the transmission of point to point plots in a local area network and the administration of switchboards at an operative system level.
CSNS 5210 INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 6
Analysis of the architecture, operation, and development of the IP version 6 Protocol. Research on the uses of the IP version 6 protocol in traditional and non traditional network environments. Emphasis on the relation of the IP version 6 protocol with the network services in a client-server environment.
CSNS 5222 ROUTING TECHNOLOGIES II
Application of exterior routing protocols and planning of scalable networks. Analysis of the routing protocol selection process between independent systems. Emphasis on the correct use of directions concerning local area networks and wide area networks. Prerequisite: CSNS 5121.
CSNS 5232 SWITCHBOARD TECHNOLOGIES II
Application of protocols and standards in multi layer functional switchboards. Emphasis on the configuration of the environment of the local area network and of the local virtual private area network in the diagnosis of operational failures of switchboards, and on the application of audit and security techniques used in the management of switchboard services. Prerequisite: CSNS 5131.
CSNS 6100 FIREWALLS
Analysis of fundamental elements that make up a Firewall. Application of different design methodologies used in security network systems. Emphasis on the prevention plan for vulnerable situations to a security network system.
CSNS 6110 SECURITY AND FORENSIC COMPUTING
Critical review of the vulnerability of information systems and the hacker profile. Analysis and control of risks. Includes the use of tools of open and commercial code to carry out simulated attacks and to protect information systems. Emphasis on the cryptography on forensic information, and on the characteristics of the specialist.
CSNS 6120 REMOTE ACCESS NETWORK
Evaluation of network connection methods using remote access. Emphasis on dedicated, alternate, redundant and broadband methods of connection. Prerequisites: CSNS 5100, 5121.
CSNS 6210 DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF NETWORK SECURITY
Analysis of the elements of design and implementation of network security techniques and their tools. Assessment of security methodologies in networks. Design of safe remote access networks as well as small, medium and wireless networks. Evaluation of the failures in layers 2, 3 4, and 7 of the Open Interconnection System (OSI) model. Use of assessment techniques to investigate the new trends in security, their application and design analysis. Prerequisites CSNS 5222, 6110.
CSNS 6220 HACKER DETECTION SYSTEMS
Evaluation of the operation of hacker detection systems in local and wide area network systems. Emphasis on warning configuration through the use of traffic review policy techniques in networks. Prerequisites: CSNS 6100, 6110.
CSNS 6310 SOLUTIONS ON NETWORK MALFUNCTION TECHNIQUES
Evaluation of malfunctions in local and wide area networks. Emphasis on the techniques for identification of problems in the network by means of the use of OSI as a reference model. Analysis of common problems that can happen in a local or wide area network and the possible solutions to these problems.
CSNS 6320 SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
Review of the systems of satellite communications and their operation in data transmission. Emphasis on the Earth‟s orbits and the disruptions that affect the operation of a satellite system. Analysis of the components of a satellite system and their relation to computer networks systems.
CSNS 6330 RESEARCH PROJECT
Identification of a research topic in the field of networks, telecommunications, or in network or information system security. Analysis of literature, selection of the methodology and the development of a research project. Application of research principles and methods. Creation and development of a research project to be evaluated and approved by the advisory professor of the project. The student will register in this course as many times as necessary until the research project is completed. Grade: P/NP. Prerequisites: CSNS 5110, 5221.
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