Full Title:Broadband Technologies
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NETW C7024
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Description:Students completing this module will be capable of designing scaleable, fault tolerant networks as well being competent in implementing mixed technology WANs. The student will also be capable of methodically troubleshooting WAN.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts of WAN and Broadband technologies.
  2. Design scaleable and fault tolerant networks.
  3. Apply a variety of techniques and tools to implement a mixed technologies WAN.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to methodically analyze, test, and troubleshoot WANs.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Broadband Architectures
­Network Infrastructure, Switched Communications Networks, Bandwidth Constraints, Network Latency, Loss and Congestion
Last Mile Access ­
xDSL variants, Cable access networks
BGP
Exterior Gateway Protocols And Reachability, BGP Characteristics, BGP Functionality And Message Types, BGP Message Header, BGP OPEN Message, BGP UPDATE Message
Label Switching and MPLS
The Role of MPLS, Background, MPLS Operation, Labels, FECs and LSPs
ATM
Transmission of ATM Cells, Frame Format, Virtual Channels, AAL, Service Classes
Congestion and QoS
­Effects of Congestion, Congestion Control, Traffic Management, Congestion Control in Packet-Switching Networks. Traffic Policing, WFW, Leaky Bucket, RSVP
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Mid Term Written Exam 1 10.00 0 0 Week 25 60
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Exam 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Sem 2 End 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Mid Term Written Exam 1 10.00 0 0 Week 25 60
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Exam 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Sem 2 End 120
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 120
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Introduce the theories of broadband technologies 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Implement the technologies outlined in lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Introduce the theories of broadband technologies 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Implement the technologies outlined in lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas Comer 2013, Internetworking with TCP/IP Volume One, 6 Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780136085300]
  • Kurose, James; Ross, Keith. 2012, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 6th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780273768968]
  • Forouzan, Behrouz A. 2013, Data Communications and Networking, 5th Edition Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0073376221]
  • Chris Hellberg, Dylan Greene, Truman Boyes 2007, Broadband Network Architectures: Designing and Deploying Triple Play Services, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-0132300575]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 2
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 3
DK_KCMP7_6 [Exit Award from L7] Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 3
DK_KCMP7_6 [Exit Award from L7] Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 2