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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

have successfully completed CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks

Unit aim

Provides students with the requisite knowledge and skills to analyse, configure and secure both traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks. More specifically students will learn to analyse principal network protocols, internetwork, configure and troubleshoot network devices. Students will also be introduced to network administration, network monitoring and securing data in a networked environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Analysing Network Protocols

Topic 2: Internetworking

Topic 3: Configuring Network Protocols and Devices

Topic 4: Network Infrastructure Virtualisation

Topic 5: Administering and Securing Small-Medium Enterprise Networks

Topic 6: Network Monitoring and Data Analysis

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and explain the principles and characteristics of network protocols
2 perform configuration and troubleshooting for network devices and protocols of small-medium enterprise networks
3 analyse and discuss major characteristics and parameters of secured traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks
4 identify and discuss procedures and steps to administer and secure networks for small-medium enterprises
5 propose, document and review data handling and monitoring solutions in networked environments

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

  1. identify and explain the principles and characteristics of network protocols
    • GA4:
  2. perform configuration and troubleshooting for network devices and protocols of small-medium enterprise networks
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. analyse and discuss major characteristics and parameters of secured traditional and cloud-based small-medium enterprise networks
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. identify and discuss procedures and steps to administer and secure networks for small-medium enterprises
    • GA4:
  5. propose, document and review data handling and monitoring solutions in networked environments
    • GA2:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.