Aug 10, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 286 - Firewalls and VPNs

4 Credit(s)

This course gives the students a real world understanding of how firewalls and VPNs can be used to enhance the protection of internal networks. It gives hands-on experience installing, configuring and managing firewalls and VPNs. Commercial firewalls, VPNs, security configuration guidance tools, and tools to monitor the effectiveness of the solutions will be used. You will explore proven strategies for defending your networks against unauthorized access, denial-of-service, the weaknesses of firewall architectures, security processes, address translation, content filtering, spoofing, and other advanced issues. This course has a hands-on focus.

Prerequisite: CS 284  and CS 189  or CS 279 , or instructor consent
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Discuss the purpose and objectives of firewalls and VPNs
2. Discuss the types of firewalls and VPNs
3. Discuss issues involved in implementing firewalls and VPNs
4. Translate the company policy into firewall and VPN policies
5. Install and configure multiple firewalls and VPNs
6. Test firewall and VPN rules and read associated1og files
7. Compare baseline and post resolution vulnerability reports
8. Install and utilize various industry accepted tools

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