This site will soon contain information of the new provision
for Pocket PC's. As much as possible the site will contain
the main information for the site including: Tests; Exam
Results, Registration, and so on.
The growth of mobile computing will continue over the next
few years, thus it is important for the CNDS module to keep
up with these trends. The module is currently being revised
so that there is an increasing the amount of wireless and
mobile computing. If you're interested, here is the new
Network elements. Topologies, networking
elements (switches, routers, bridges, and so on), firewalls,
ARP, network infrastructure, network modeling, Ethernet,
ATM, vLANs, tied architectures, VPNs, Network addressing. IP format, IP addressing,
routing, subnetting, subnet design, subnet masks, IPv6,
NAT. Transport protocols. TCP; UDP; Three-way
handshaking; WinSock; Event-driven and object-oriented network
programming; client/server programming; peer-to-peer programming. Router programming and routing protocols.
IOS programming, routing protocols types, routing problems.
Mobile networks and devices. Ah-hoc and
infrastructure networks, broadband wireless, wireless security,
Figure 1: CNDS@napier
Along with this we have developed a new Level 4 (Hons.
level, in Scotland) module named Advanced
Security and Mobile Networks. The content
for this is:
Principles: Protecting data at different
layers of the OSI model, Public-key and private-key encryption,
AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) methods.
System attacks and security policies:
Risk management/assessment, network attacks, finger-printing,
forensic computing, distributed security policies, tiered
security, secure network architecture, security assessments,
fall-back systems, data recovery.
Mobile Networks: Wireless networks, MANET,
Modelling of wireless networks, WEP, GPRS, Spread spectrum,
Military systems, Agent-based systems, Mobile Agents, Security
over VPNs, Ad-hoc networks, Routing over ad-hoc networks,
Transport protocols for wireless networks.