Computer and Data Networks
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30 April 2019
Requisites for this module
BENGG420 Computer Networks,
BENGG421 Computer Networks (Including Year Abroad),
BENGI120 Computer Networks (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
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.
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.
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.
Ethernet switching concepts and switch configuration
Spanning tree protocol
Internet routing protocols
Introduction to Classless Routing and IP address scaling
Distance vector routing protocols, RIP and EIGRP
Link-state routing protocols OSPF
Configuration of RIP, EIGRP and OSPFEIGRP and BGP
Comparison between distance vector and link stateBasic performance measurements for routing protocols
Access control lists
Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)
Network address translation
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
||Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials Test - wk 17
||Cisco CCNA Scaling Networks Test - wk 30
||Assignment 1 Routing and Switching Essentials - wk 10
||Assignment 2 Scaling Networks - wk 24
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Martin Reed
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Yunfei Chen
University of Warwick
Available via Moodle
Of 102 hours, 22 (21.6%) hours available to students:
80 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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