COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300095

Coordinator Nabil Giweli Opens in new window

Description This unit extends on the work undertaken in the prerequisite unit and provides students with an in-depth explanation on the role of the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students will configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with common routing protocols, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. This is the second of three units that prepares the student 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 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMP 2004 OR
COMP 2005

Assumed Knowledge

Fundamentals of data communications and computer networking, such as that covered in the prerequisite subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe and explain basic switching concepts and the operation of switches.
  2. Investigate and describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process.
  3. Design a network addressing scheme using both classful and classless addressing.
  4. Define, configure, and troubleshoot how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them.
  5. Configure and manage routers used in small internets.
  6. Configure and troubleshoot static routing and default routing.
  7. Configure and troubleshoot dynamic routing.
  8. Define, configure, and troubleshoot access control lists (ACLs).
  9. Configure and troubleshoot Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  10. Explain, configure, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations.

Subject Content

1. Routing concepts
2. Static routing
3. Dynamic routing
4. Switched networks
5. Switch configuration
6. Virtual LANS
7. Access Control Lists
8. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
9. Network Address Translation for IPv4
10. Device discovery, management and maintenance

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 Group
Skills Based Practical Test 45 minutes 20 N Group
Intra-session exam - Online Test 1 hour 20 Y Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • None.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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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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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

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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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2022 Trimester 3

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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