Introduction to Networking

 

Course title   

Introduction to Networking

Course Codes          

IT5506

Level  

5

Status            

Elective

Credits

15

Prerequisite 

None

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet, online

Duration

1 trimester

 

 

           

Aim

To introduce fundamental networking concepts, technologies, the basics of network theory and the skills needed to implement a simple network.

 

Learning objectives

On successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe network protocol models and devices to explain the layers of communications in data networks.
  2. Design and calculate IP addresses and subnet masks for both IPv4 and IPv6 for given simple networks, using IPv4 and IPv6.
  3. Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts.
  4. Describe and build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches employing basic cabling and network design.
  5. Identify and perform basic router and switch configuration and verification.

 

Indicative content

  • Network Protocols
  • IP address calculations
  • Ethernet concepts
  • Subnetting
  • Basic Router and Switch Configuration
  • Network Topologies
  • Networking concepts: client/server, Peer-to-peer

 

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