CE155-4-SP-CO:
Network Fundamentals

The details
2019/20
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
25 April 2019

 

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

 

CE231

Key module for

BSC G610 Computer Games,
BSC G612 Computer Games (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I610 Computer Games (Including Placement Year),
BENGG420 Computer Networks,
BENGG421 Computer Networks (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI120 Computer Networks (Including Placement Year),
BSC G400 Computer Science,
BSC G401 Computer Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G403 Computer Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC I101 Computer Science (Including Placement Year),
MSCIG402 Computer Science,
MSCII100 Computer Science (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BENGH650 Computer Systems Engineering,
BENGH651 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGHP50 Computer Systems Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGGH46 Computers with Electronics (Including Foundation Year),
BENGGH4P Computers with Electronics,
BENGGH4Q Computers with Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI1H6 Computers with Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BENGH610 Electronic Engineering,
BENGH611 Electronic Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
BENGH61P Electronic Engineering (Including Foundation Year),
BENGHP10 Electronic Engineering (Including Placement Year),
MENGH613 Electronic Engineering,
MENGH614 Electronic Engineering (Integrated Masters, Including Placement Year),
BSC GH56 Information and Communication Technology,
BSC GH5P Information and Communication Technology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year),
BENGH641 Communications Engineering,
BENGHP41 Communications Engineering (Including Foundation Year),
BENGHPK1 Communications Engineering (Including Placement Year),
BENGHQ41 Communications Engineering (Including Year Abroad),
MENGH642 Communications Engineering,
BSC G111 Computing,
BSC G112 Computing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC G113 Computing (Including Placement Year),
BSC GH01 Computing and Electronics,
BSC GH02 Computing and Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC GH03 Computing and Electronics (Including Placement Year),
BSC H631 Electronics,
BSC H632 Electronics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC H633 Electronics (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module introduces the four layers of the TCP/IP internetworking module which includes applications, transport protocols, internetworking protocols and network access. Laboratory sessions will give extensive experience working with each of these layers and configuring network devices. The module will use the Cisco CCNA exploration Network Fundamentals course which is the first of four Cisco courses that can be used to obtain a Cisco CCNA qualification.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to introduce students to basic IP networks exemplified through the TCP/IP and OSI models. Students will take CCNA 1 as part of this module.


Module learning outcomes


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

1. Configure network devices with appropriate settings
2. Design IP sub-networks
3. Propose, and describe, suitable protocols for use with networked applications.
4. Explain the principles of Ethernet and IP networking

Module information

Syllabus

. Client/server communication and intermediary network devices
. The OSI and TCP/IP networking models
. Network Access (TCP/IP Access Layer)
. Ethernet and ARP
. Network layer
. IP addressing
. Subnetting IP Networks
. Transport layer
. Application layer functionality and protocols
. Building, configuring and testing a network

Learning and teaching methods

The students will receive all the lecture and class material for CE155 through Moodle and listen again. The learning will be further supported by alignment with work within the company and webinars. It is possible that local students will opt to attend lectures and classes for students taking the parallel on-campus module CE155.

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 Weighting
Coursework CCNA1 (online exam) - Week 25 50%
Coursework Assignment - written assignment to subnet a network (Lab work) 25/03/2020 50%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Mays A-Naday
csee-schooloffice@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 226 hours, 22 (9.7%) hours available to students:
204 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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