Module Title:Networking
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 8 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Combination of lectures and practical laboratory sessions. Lectures will take the form of traditional theory and tutorials. Laboratory sessions take the form of individual & group work.
Module Aim: To provide the student with: 1. the skills necessary to build simple computer networks. 2. the basic concepts of networking. 3. the capability to understand basic network device configuration
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand network models
LO2 Distinguish LANs & WANs
LO3 Create network cables
LO4 Understand IP addressing & subnet masking
LO5 Understand & use network devices: hubs, switches, routers
LO6 Configure Local Area Networks (LANs)
LO7 Configure routers & create WANs
LO8 Create wireless networks
LO9 Develop a basic understanding of each of layer of the ISO & TCP networking models
LO10 Test, and troubleshoot computer networks
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Networking Basics
1. Course Intro 2. Networking Overview 3. Networking Media & Data Encoding 4. LANs, WANs, Bandwidth 5. Networking Models
Network Cabling & Sending Data
6. Building LANs 7. IP Addressing 8. Subnetting 9. Layer 2 Concepts & Ethernet Intro 10. LAN Segmentation & Ethernet Switches
Transmitting Data Across a Network
11. Router Components & Config 12. Building WANs & Internetworking 13. Layer 3 Protocols & Devices – IP 14. Routers & Routing Protocols 15. ARP & DHCP 16. Building Wireless Networks
Host Layers
17. Transport Layer 18. Computer Crime 19. Computer Security 20. Network Troubleshooting 21. Application Layer – Client/Server 22. Web Documents 23. Browsers HTTP 24. DNS 25. Email: SMTP, POP, IMAP
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Practical60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Written Test Block 1: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of data transmission 1,2,3 10.00 n/a
Other Written Test Block 2: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of local area networks 4,5,6 10.00 n/a
Other Written Test Block 3: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of wide area networks & wireless networks 7,8 10.00 n/a
Other Written Test Block 4: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of network troubleshooting & network applications 9,10 10.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Assignments Block 1 (5%) & Lab Test Block 1 (10%) (Networking Basics): The student will be assessed on their knowledge of basic data transmission 1,2,3 15.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Assignments Block 2 (5%) & Lab Test Block 2 (10%) (Network Cabling & Sending Data): The student will be assessed on their ability to configure local area networks. 4,5,6 15.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Assignments Block 3 (5%) & Lab Test Block 3 (10%) (Transmitting Data Across a Network): The student will be assessed on their ability to configure wide area networks & wireless networks 7,8 15.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab Assignments Block 4 (5%) & Lab Test Block 4 (10%) (Host Layers): The student will be assessed on their ability to troubleshoot networks & network applications 9,10 15.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.67
Total Hours 200.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCYB_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cyber Crime & IT Security 1 Mandatory
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 1 Mandatory
CW_KCSOF_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development 1 Mandatory
CW_KCCYB_D Bachelor of Science in Cyber Crime & IT Security 1 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 1 Mandatory
CW_KCSOF_D Bachelor of Science in Software Development 1 Mandatory
CW_KWCAP_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 1 Mandatory
CW_KCCOM_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing (Applications or Programming) 1 Mandatory