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2 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour practical class
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
On completion of this unit students will be able to plan, design and configure both local area networks and wide area networks. They will gain thorough knowledge of switching basics and routing concepts and practical knowledge of the use and configuration of network elements such as routers and switches. Students will also be able to effectively administer both local area networks and wide area networks. Topics covered include: hierarchical LAN design for switched Ethernet networks; interconnection elements such as hubs, switches and routers; switching concepts and configuration; the spanning tree protocol and virtual LANs; wireless LAN operation, configuration, and security; WAN design; the point to point protocol (PPP); frame relay; network security and firewall configuration; broadband networks; IPv6; and network troubleshooting. The unit also covers advanced networking concepts such as optical networking, converged networking, virtual private networks, reliability, security and quality of service.
Two multiple choice tests (15% each) 30%, two practical tests (20% each) 40%, research project 30%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must complete all CISCO unit requirements and at least 40% of the available research project marks.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.