20 credits at level HE5
The module is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of networks so as to allow them to plan, evalute, implement and manage network solutions to practical problems.
History of the devlopment of networks: 5%
Reference models, open systems: 10%
Network topology including hardware and software aspects of LANs: 30%
LAN choice, implementation and management: 25%
WAN choice, implementation and management: 30%
This module is based on three hours of class contact time per week. Half the time is spent on formal lectures/tutorials the other half on practical exercises.
Students are expected to pursue related topics outside of this formal time allocation.
NB Where this module is offered online (via BoltOnline) lectures and seminars delivered by Elluminate.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to analyse the role of networks||This learning outcome will be tested as part of the single assignment set for the module. It will also be covered in exam questions.|
|2.||be able to describe the component parts, underlying technology and topology of networks.||This learning outcome will be tested as part of the single assignment set for the module. It will also be covered in exam questions.|
|3.||be able to plan, implement and manage a LAN.||This learning outcome will be tested as part of the single assignment set for the module. It will also be covered in exam questions.|
|4.||be able to evaluate the fundamental technologies and uses of WANs.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||An examination of networking technologies their purposes and their management.||Assessment will consist of one assignment that will largely be an investigation of networking in a practical context.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Computer Networks: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Prentice Hall International 0-13-394248-1 1997
Computer Networks and Internets 4th edition: Douglas E. Comer
Prentice Hall International Editions 0-13-143351-9 2003
Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems
Addison-Wesley 0-201-42293-X 1997
Communications and Networks: Lewis Mackenzie
Mcgraw-Hill 0-07-709273-2 1997
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