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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the architectural principles of computer networking and compare different approaches to organising networks
- Evaluate the effectiveness of network protocols
- Identify and explain security and ethical issues in computer networking.
- Introduction to Computer Networks
- OSI 7 Layer Reference Model and the TCP/IP Protocol architecture
- Data Representation
- Network Access Layer
- Internet Layer Continued
- Transport Layer
- Application Layer
- The Practice of Network Administration
- Network Design and Review
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this subject, you will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate, using the OSI Model and TCIP/IP protocol suite as examples, including an examination of the functionality and protocols provided by the different layers of these systems. Through practical tasks, you will learn how to construct and configure computer networks and how various network protocols act and react to establish a functioning computer network.
- Online quizzes (30%)
- Case study report (40%)
- Portfolio (30%)