Module Title:Networking: Wireless and Routing Concepts
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 5 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions will be employed. The laboratory sessions will allow for regular formative assessment and feedback.
Module Aim: To provide learners with an appreciation of the characteristics, functionality and management of wireless LANs and Inter-network communications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand LAN security vulnerabilities and implement mitigation strategies.
LO2 Plan and manage a wireless LAN.
LO3 Appraise network requirements to provide suitable inter-network communications using suitable static routes.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
LAN Security Concepts:
Access Control (AAA, 802.1x); Attacks (MAC Table Attacks, VLAN Attacks, DHCP Attacks, ARP Attacks, Address Spoofing Attacks, STP Attacks); Mitigation (Port Security, DHCP Snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI), IP Source Guard (IPSG))
WLAN:
Components of WLANs, WLAN Operation, CAPWAP Operation, Channel Management, WLAN Threats, Secure WLANs
Routing:
Path Determination, Packet Forwarding, Static v Dynamic Routing, IP Static Routes, Default Static Routes, Floating Static Routes
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Project40.00%
Practical10.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination n/a 1,2 20.00 Week 6
Examination n/a 1,2,3 30.00 Week 9
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3 40.00 Week 12
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Weekly practical/laboratory work is designed to allow students to demonstrate the achievement of all the learning outcomes. 1,2,3 10.00 n/a
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 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_KCCYB_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cyber Crime and IT Security 4 Mandatory
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 4 Mandatory
CW_KCCYB_D Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime and IT Security 4 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 4 Mandatory