Module Title:Networking 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
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 Local Area Networks. 2. an understanding of networking concepts. 3. the capability to understand how data is transferred across Ethernet networks.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the hardware, software, and services that comprise a Local Area Network, and be able to articulate how these components integrate to form a network solution
LO2 Demonstrate expertise in configuring network end devices and network switches to construct Local Area Networks (LANs)
LO3 Explain key networking protocols, and their hierarchical relationship in the context of a conceptual model, such as the OSI and TCP/IP framework
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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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Computer Networks
Network devices, types of networks, Internet
Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
Initial configuration of switches and the end devices connected to them in LANs
Protocols and Models
Introduction to common networking protocols and the OSI 7 Layer networking model and the TCP/IP networking model
OSI Lower Layers
Physical, Data Link, and Network Layers
Ethernet Switching
Switch operation in Ethernet LANs
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
Role of ARP in Ethernet networks
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Two practical examinations to assess the student's knowledge of basic switch and end device configuration and their ability to build simple local area networks. 2 40.00 n/a
Other The students will be given two online tests to assess their knowledge of Local Area Networks and Layer 2 switch operations 1,3 20.00 n/a
Examination The students will be given a written test to assess their knowledge of Protocols and Network Models, the operation of the Data Link and Physical Layers and the use of ARP in networking 3 20.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Weekly practical/laboratory work is designed to allow students to demonstrate the achievement of the learning outcomes 1,2 20.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 125.00

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