COMP 2004 Computer Networking

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300565

Coordinator Nabil Giweli Opens in new window

Description Computer Networking is an introductory unit in computer systems networking. It covers basic networking technologies, Ethernet fundamentals, ISO OSI model, routing, switching and subnetting, the Internet architecture, networking protocols including TCP/IP, important OSI layer 2 and 3 networking device fundamentals, basic network management and security issues. This unit is also the first of three units, which will prepare students for industry based networking certification (CCNA).

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects COMP 2007 - Computer Networking Fundamentals LGYA 5739 - Applied Data Communications and Networking COMP 2006 - Computer Networking (WSTC)

Assumed Knowledge

Fundamentals of computer architecture, binary and hexadecimal numbering systems, and programming principles. They should also have a working knowledge of the World Wide Web.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Examine the fundamental concepts and protocols for computer networking and internetworking.
  2. Investigate and analyse the Internet architecture.
  3. Analyse the significance of the OSI and TCP/IP models, protocol stacks and their operation in computer networks.
  4. Evaluate modern technologies in computer networking.
  5. Investigate the functions of important OSI layer 2 and OSI layer 3 networking devices.
  6. Assess the management practices and security requirements of computer networks.
  7. Construct, test and troubleshoot a small LAN.
  8. Subnet a small business network given design criteria.

Subject Content

- concepts of computer networking and internetworking.
- internet architecture.
- An introduction to The operation of The major protocols used in computer networking.
- The OSI model, TCP/IP Protocol stack and IP addressing.
- Understanding of The TCP/IP Protocol stack and its operation in data networks.
- modern data communication and networking technologies.
- management and security requirements of computer networks.
- identification and Review of networking media.
- introduction to Ethernet technologies and switching.
- Routing fundamentals and subnetting.
- construct and Evaluate Network performance in LANs.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical Exercises 2 hours per week 10 N Both (Individual & Group)
Skills Based Practical Test 45-minutes practical test 30 N Both (Individual & Group)
Quiz 1 hour 10 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Matthew Kelly Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

Day

Subject Contact Nabil Giweli Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Nabil Giweli Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Nabil Giweli Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Matthew Kelly Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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