CE231-5-SP-CO:
Computer and Data Networks

The details
2023/24
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
01 March 2023

 

Requisites for this module
CE155
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

CE321

Key module for

BENGG420 Computer Networks,
BENGG421 Computer Networks (Including Year Abroad),
BENGG520 Computer Networks (Including Foundation Year),
BENGI120 Computer Networks (Including Placement Year),
BENGH641 Communications Engineering,
BENGHP41 Communications Engineering (Including Foundation Year),
BENGHPK1 Communications Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGHQ41 Communications Engineering (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

This module will explain internet routing, Ethernet switching, Wireless LAN 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:

1.to provide students with an understanding of Internet routing, Ethernet and switched network protocols;

2. to cover the Cisco CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials syllabus;

3.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 routing for interconnecting switched 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.
5. Explain, design and configure Wireless LAN systems for wireless connectivity.

Module information

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
Coursework   Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials On Line Test closed book    50% 
Coursework   Assignment 1: Routing and Switching Essentials  29/03/2024  50% 
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

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Prof Sandra Dudley
London South Bank University
Professor of Communication Systems
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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