Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7020
Full Title: Advanced Networking
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Martin McCourt
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module will provide students with an in depth understanding of networking concepts and protocols in the context of enterprise networks. This module will also provide a sound basis for Data Centre and Cloud Networking.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Classify different enterprise networking protocols in terms of performance and redundancy.
MLO2 Examine multicast protocols and technologies.
MLO3 Design a fault tolerant and load balanced network.
MLO4 Configure an enterprise network in a simulated environment.
MLO5 Troubleshoot networking technologies in the context of enterprise networks.
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).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Layer 2 Resiliency
Spanning Tree Protocol; Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol; Per VLAN Spanning Tree.
Virtual Routing & Forwarding
VRF requirements and application.
Equal Cost Multipath Routing
CLNP; IS-IS routing protocol.
Load Balancing
Port Channels; Multichasis Link Aggregation.
Multicast
Pruning; IGMP.
SAN Transport Protocols
Fibre Channel; Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work10.00%
Practical30.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 90
Assessment Description
Class test covering all topics covered to date
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Lab based exercises on configuring enterprise networks
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
End of semester exam

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 1,2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Class test covering all topics covered to date
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Lab based exercises on configuring enterprise networks
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 100
Assessment Description
End of semester exam
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

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Formal classroom lecture Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact The lab will be used to provide students with hands-on experience in configuring and testing enterprise networks. The lab will also be used to consolidate the theory by way of practical example, observation and exercises. Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact Reading that covers details included in the reference material but not explicitly covered in class time Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Preparing for practical exercises and writing up reports 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 Formal classroom lecture Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact The lab will be used to provide students with hands-on experience in configuring and testing enterprise networks. The lab will also be used to consolidate the theory by way of practical example, observation and exercises. Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact Reading that covers details included in the reference material but not explicitly covered in class time Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Preparing for practical exercises and writing up reports Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Diane Teare, Bob Vachon. (2015), CCNP Routing and Switching Foundation Learning Guide Library CCNP Routing and Switching Foundation Learning Guide Library, Cisco Press, [ISBN: 9781587144394].
  • James Kurose; Keith Ross. (2016), Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition), 7th. Pearson, [ISBN: 9780133594140].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources