KF6005 - Network Technology 3

What will I learn on this module?

You will be provided with a detailed examination of Enterprise and Wide Area Networks (WANs). A particular feature of the module is the incorporation of subject areas from the final module of Cisco’s Networking Academy programme CCNA.

The main topics you will engage with on this module include:



1. Introduction to Enterprise and Wide Area Networks (WANs): Theory and practice of relevant protocols and technologies, including: PPP, OSPF, MPLS, GRE, VPN, IPSec.
2. Topics related to Enterprise and WANs including NAT, PAT, DHCP.
3. Network performance and security in an Enterprise and WAN context.

How will I learn on this module?

There is an emphasis on practical work in the delivery of the module and you will have an opportunity to work directly with industry standard networking hardware and software. You will also make extensive use of appropriate network simulation software including GNS3.

You will be introduced to the fundamental theoretical concepts of Enterprise Networks and WANs during the lectures. You will be expected to prepare for lecture topics and deepen your understanding of course material by studying course texts and technical literature.

The lab classes will give you an opportunity to apply and extend your understanding through a series of challenging problem solving exercises concerning Enterprise Networks and WAN technologies and concepts. Academic support will be given throughout the exercises in a structured manner.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your lab classes, academic support will be available to you to guide you through the exercises. You will receive informal feedback on your progress throughout your lab classes.

A series of online feedback tests that are part of the Cisco Academy learning are also available to you if you wish.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1) Critically review WAN and related LAN concepts and technologies.

2) Model and predict performance of WAN systems.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3) Design and create LAN and WAN systems, and justify your design, implementation and testing strategies.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4) Communicate complex problems and solutions clearly and effectively.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:



You will be given the opportunity to be formatively assessed throughout the year with the help of short online feedback tests as part of your online CCNA learning.

(1) an individual assignment (100%). This component covers LOs 1, 2, 3 and 4. This assignment gives you the opportunity to develop a complex wide area network according to a given specification.

Pre-requisite(s)

KF5003 Network Technology 2

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

You will be provided with a detailed examination of Enterprise and Wide Area Networks (WANs). A particular feature of the module is the incorporation of subject areas from the final module of Cisco’s Networking Academy programme CCNA.

The main topics you will engage with on this module include:

1. Introduction to Enterprise and Wide Area Networks (WANs): Theory and practice of relevant protocols and technologies, including: PPP, OSPF, MPLS, GRE, VPN, IPSec.
2. Topics related to Enterprise and WANs including NAT, PAT, DHCP.
3. Network performance and security in an Enterprise and WAN context.

There is an emphasis on practical work in the delivery of the module and you will have an opportunity to work directly with industry standard networking hardware and software. You will also make extensive use of appropriate network simulation software including GNS3.

You will be introduced to the fundamental theoretical concepts of Enterprise Networks and WANs during the lectures. The lab classes will give you an opportunity to apply and extend your understanding through a series of challenging problem solving exercises concerning Enterprise Networks and WAN technologies and concepts.

Course info

UCAS Code G4W3

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

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