CE231-5-AP-CA:
Computer and Data Networks

The details
2023/24
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 22 March 2024
15
21 July 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
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CE321

Key module for

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Module description

This module will explain internet routing protocols, Ethernet switches and associated protocols. Addressing structures will be designed for campus scale networks and the suitability of LAN and IP protocols evaluated for a modern infrastructure.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

. to provide students with an understanding of Internet routing protocols, Ethernet and further IP networking;
. to cover parts 2 and 3 of the Cisco CCNA syllabus;
. to build upon material introduced in CE155.

Module learning outcomes

After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Explain and configure Internet routing protocols for interconnecting networks.
2. Explain the principles of, and configure, Ethernet switches and associated protocols.
3. Design addressing structures and interconnecting strategies for campus scale networks.
4. Assess the suitability of relevant LAN and IP protocols within a modern communications infrastructure.

Module information

Outline Syllabus

Spanning tree protocol
Virtual LANs
Inter-VLAN routing
First Hop Redundancy concepts and protocols
Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)
SLAAC and DHCPv6 LAN and switch security
Wireless LAN standards
Wireless LAN configuration
Routing concepts
Static routing and Troubleshooting

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Labs

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non - essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Mays Al-Naday, email: mfhaln@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Mays Al-Naday
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770(non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 42 hours, 18 (42.9%) hours available to students:
24 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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