Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

IslaNet: An isolated and secure approach to implementing computer networking laboratories
by Cruz-Zendejas, Rogelio, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 121; 1527541
Abstract (Summary)

The SIGITE Computing Curricula suggests that a hands-on laboratory component is essential in teaching networking courses. However there are some drawbacks and limitations including high costs of implementation and maintenance, security risks to the campus network, and a limited number of practical guides that feature both design and implementation. Furthermore, with the advancement of other approaches such as virtualization and simulation it has become increasingly difficult to justify funding a hands-on laboratory.

IslaNet is an isolated and secure approach to implementing computer networking laboratories which produce a low-cost model, focused on hands-on implementation. IslaNet uses various components from other approaches to mitigate, or in some cases, completely eliminate the risks and deficiencies that traditional hands-on laboratories introduce. The laboratory objectives are derived from the SIGITE Computing Curriculum to provide a solid, well developed foundation. IslaNet offers concept, design, and implementation using a unique multi-layer approach.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Maples, Tracy Bradley
Commitee: Aliasgari, Mehrdad, Englert, Burkhard
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer science
Keywords: Hands-on computer laboratory
Publication Number: 1527541
ISBN: 978-1-303-79580-0
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