Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7018
Full Title WAN Protocols
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Author Amanda Clancy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will evaluate why a WAN is necessary and how a WAN operates. They will develop skills in configuring and troubleshooting protocols such as NAT, PAT, HDLC, PPP.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Evaluate why a WAN is needed in a company and how WAN technologies work. Explain WAN technologies such as Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, Ethernet.
MLO2 Differentiate between Private and Public WAN Infrastructures.
MLO3 Compare and examine protocols used in a wide area network.
MLO4 Configure and troubleshoot PPP and HDLC protocols.
MLO5 Configure and troubleshoot specific protocols such as Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Indicative Content
Understand why a WAN is needed and how a WAN is setup
Evaluate what a WAN is and how a company uses a WAN. Looking at WAN setup within a company and where WAN meets LAN. Identifying devices used in a WAN setup DCE, DTE, Local Loop, Demarcation Point.
Differentiate between Private and Public WAN Infrastructures.
Examine the various technologies used in a WAN and how a private WAN infrastructure differs from a public. Explain WAN technologies such as Frame Relay, ATM, T1/E1 / ISDN MPLS Ethernet and Wireless.
Configure and troubleshoot PPP and HDLC protocols.
High Level Data Link Control Protocol (HDLC) ­HDLC Frame Format; HDLC Configuration. Point to Point Protocol: Point to Point Protocols (PPP) ­PPP Frame Format; PPP Link Control Protocol; Network Control Protocol; Authentication Protocols; PPP Configuration and troubleshooting.
Configure and troubleshoot specific protocols such as Network Address
Network Address Translation (NAT) ­Private and Public Addressing; Address Translation – Static and Dynamic; NAT configuration. Port Address Translation (PAT) ­PAT Address Mapping; PAT Configuration and Troubleshooting.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

No Course Work
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Examine students skills in setting up HDLC, PPP, NAT and PAT
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End of term exam

Part Time

No Course Work
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
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 Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cisco Press. (2017), Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide, v6. Cisco Press, [ISBN: ISBN: 9780134].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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