Module Title:Networking
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 7 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 Describe and compare network models
LO2 Examine IOS (Internet Operating System) basic features
LO3 Identify network media and construct network cables
LO4 Identify and explain IP addresses
LO5 Èxplore and construct LANs and WANs
LO6 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
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Networking Basics
Network devices, types of networks, Internet (15%)
Network Models and Protocols
Network standards and rules, OSI & TCP/IP models (20%)
Network OS
Router and Switch IOS architecture & commands (30%)
OSI Lower Layers
Physical, Data Link, Network (35%)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Two practical examinations to demonstrate the achievement of the leaning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Weekly practical/laboratory work is designed to allow students to demonstrate the achievement of the learning incomes 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Examination Written Test Block 1: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of network devices and protocols 1,2,5 20.00 n/a
Examination Written Test 2: The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of network media & network operating system 3,4,6 20.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

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_KCCOM_C Higher Certificate in Science in Computing (Applications or Programming) 1 Mandatory