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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

have successfully passed the unit COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks.

Unit aim

Gives students an in-depth understanding of switched and wireless network technologies focusing on switched and wireless Local Area Network (LAN). Students will gain knowledge and skills by analysing major LAN protocols, prototyping and configuring high performance and high redundancy LANs in an industry standard simulation environment. Students will also learn to troubleshoot typical LAN issues.

 

Unit content

Topic 1: Switched and wireless network technologies

Topic 2: Switched and wireless LAN protocols

Topic 3: Switched and wireless LAN prototyping

Topic 4: Switched and wireless LAN configuration

Topic 5: Switched and wireless LAN troubleshooting

Topic 6: Implement high performance and high redundancy switched and wireless LAN

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 compare and contrast major switched and wireless network technologies
2 analyse and evaluate major LAN and wireless LAN protocols
3 prototype and configure switched and wireless LAN in a simulation environment
4 implement the high performance and high redundancy objectives in LAN design
5 demonstrate ability to troubleshoot common issues in LAN.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. compare and contrast major switched and wireless network technologies
  2. analyse and evaluate major LAN and wireless LAN protocols
  3. prototype and configure switched and wireless LAN in a simulation environment
  4. implement the high performance and high redundancy objectives in LAN design
  5. demonstrate ability to troubleshoot common issues in LAN.