CE231-5-FY: COMPUTER AND DATA NETWORKS
Department: Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to year(s) of study:
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes Pre-requisites: CE155
|Module is taught during the following terms
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.
. Internet routing protocols
Introduction to Classless Routing and IP address scaling
Distance vector routing protocols, RIP and EIGRP
Link-state routing protocols and OSPF
Path-based routing protocols and BGP
Configuration of RIP, EIGRP and BGP
Basic performance measurements for routing protocols
. Advanced Ethernet
Ethernet switching concepts and switch configuration
Spanning tree protocol
Comparison of Ethernet addressing, routing, and routing table organisation with IP
Learning & Teaching Methods
Lectures and Labs
40 per cent Coursework Mark, 60 per cent Exam Mark
Assignment 1: Routing packet tracer based design, worth 10%, submitted in week 10;
CISCO CCNA Semester 2 Test, worth 10%, held in week 16;
Assignment 2: Switching packet tracer based design, worth 10%, submitted in week 24;
CISCO CCNA Semester 3 Test, worth 10%, held in week 30
Exam Duration and Period
2:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
The prerequisites for this course are covered by the following Cisco courses: "CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals". This prerequisite can be provided through either CE155 or having taken this Cisco module at another institution. Contact Martin Reed firstname.lastname@example.org if there is doubt about meeting this prerequisite.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS MODULE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND CHANGE.
- Highly Recommended Reading
LEWIS, W., LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide (Cisco Systems Networking Academy Program) (Cisco Press, 2008, 2nd edition).
GRAZIANI, R., JOHNSON, A., Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide (Cisco Press, 2008)