Wireless LAN Security

Wireless LAN Security Program

An eight-week program covering the latest solutions to wireless LAN security. The program focuses on teaching networking and security professionals the technologies and tools to build a secure WLAN. The program will begin with an overview of common security attacks against WLANs and the vulnerability of the 802.11 standard. The program then delves into a variety of security protection methods, including Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), tunnel-based Virtual Private Network (VPN), Port-based Access Control (802.1X), RADIUS service for authentication, Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), along with a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of these methods.

For a complete program description, download the program's brochure.

Admission Requirements:
Professional experience in the networking industry is highly desired. Applicants should have basic knowledge of PC architecture and the Windows and Linux operating systems as well as general concepts of computer networks, including Ethernet and TCP/IP.

Dates & Location: Autumn Quarter 2014
There is currently no scheduled session for this program. 

Classes meet one evening (5:45pm-9pm) per week at DePaul's Loop Campus, at 243 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.

Course Credit:
The Wireless LAN Security Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).

Course #: IPD 357
Credit hours: 3 undergraduate

The course credit is awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements include homework and lab assignments. No quizzes or exams are given.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.

Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.

Textbooks for Spring Quarter 2012:

Title: All in one CWNA/CWSP Certified Wireless Network Administrator and
Certified Wireless Security Professional Exam Guide
Author: Tom Carpenter
ISBN#: 978-0-07-171388-1
Publisher: McGraw Hill

 Fees: Autumn Quarter 2014
Tuition fee: $1,525.00
Application fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)

Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the Wireless LAN Security Program within two weeks of the start of the program.

Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Payment Options:
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who wish to use the university's DePEPER Plan (DePaul University's Extension Plan for Employer Reimbursement) must return the DePEPER Plan Application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here.

Applicants who wish to use the university’s In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.

Application & Registration Procedure:
The first step is to apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development’s online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with registration information and instructions. ​​​​