Module Details

Module Code: NETW C7026
Full Title Wireless Technologies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Author Frances Byrne
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will have an understanding of the issues and technologies pertaining to the design, installation, and support of wireless network systems. The practical application of this knowledge will be reinforced in the lab sessions.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Develop a comprehensive understanding of existing and emerging wireless LAN technologies and standards.
MLO2 Explain the basic principles of wireless transmission theory.
MLO3 Define the constraints of wireless networks.
MLO4 Discuss wireless security and QoS issues.
MLO5 Apply theories to design and implement a wireless network.
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
 
Indicative Content
Wireless Technology Fundamentals
Wired v Wireless networks, wireless standards, regional regulations, WI-FI governance, wireless basics.
Transporting Data over Wireless
RF transmission, signalling, interference, antenna theory.
Wireless LANs
Topologies, IEEE 802.11, Site Survey, WLAN design and implementation. SSID to VLAN mapping.
Wireless Controllers
Function, initial setup, and maintenance. Clustering controllers, Hardware controllers.
Securing Wireless Networks
Challenges, threats, security policies, client authentication options, WPA2, IEEE 802.1x.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 75
Assessment Description
Assess learning outcomes 1 to 4
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Weekly wireless practicals to be completed by the student.
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 75
Assessment Description
Assess learning outcomes 1 to 4
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Weekly wireless practicals to be completed by the student.
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
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.
Reassessment Description
Formal final exam similar to the end of module formal exam. In some cases students may also be required to complete an project which demonstrates their ability to design and build wireless networks.

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 Present and evaluate wireless technologies Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact Implement and evaluate wireless technologies Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact   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
Practical Contact Implement and evaluate wireless technologies Every Week 1.00 1
Lecture Contact Present and evaluate wireless technologies Every Week 3.00 3
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
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cory Beard, William Stallings. (2015), Wireless Communication Networks and Systems, Global Edition. 16, Pearson, p.608, [ISBN: 9781292108711].
  • David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott. (2018), CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide, 20, Wiley, p.1024, [ISBN: 978-1-119-477].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Vivek Ramachandran, Cameron Buchanan. (2017), Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide, 3rd Edition. 11, Packt Publishing, p.210, [ISBN: 978-178883192].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 
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