1. Network Systems and Technologies

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Oct 26, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Module Description


Code:


Version:

1

Approval Status:

Pending

Title:

NETWORK SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Award
:

Network
Computing


Contact

E
-
mail Address

VLE



Blackboard


Pattern Of Delivery

Credits

Contact
Hours

Independent
Study Hours

Tota
l
Learning
Hours

Description of Pattern
of Delivery

15

48

102

150

Pattern 1, study 100% in
period 1




Site

Larissa Greece


Registration Conditions

Module Version Condition Text

None



Module Details

Assessment
Details

An ASSIGMT weighted at 50%
. An EXAM length 2 HOURS
weighted at 50%.


Examination (50%) (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5)

Assignment (50%) (Learning outcomes 1, 4, 5,)

Indicative
Content

Computer Networks
-


Introduction to data communications.

Communication architecture and network
protocol layering.

Network hardware
-

local area networks and wide area networks with
consideration of alternative methods and fundamentally new
communication technologies such as ISDN, ATM, wireless and
cellular networking technology, and satellite networ
ks.

Network Software
-

hierarchical protocol layers with consideration of
specific services and protocols in protocol suits such as TCP/IP stack.

Internetworking
-

principal concepts and architecture of
heterogeneous networks and internetworking protocols
such as ARP,
HTTP, ICMP, IP, TCP and UDP.

Application interfacing
-

examining major issues in distributed
applications areas such as network management and security, the
World Wide Web, DNS, electronic mail and file transfer protocol.

Naming Services and p
rotection
-

examining such aspects as
navigation through a collection of name servers while resolving a
name, caching and replication. Case studies such as SNS, DNS for
internet and X.500.

Learning
Strategies

This module uses a number of teaching methods
to provide the
student with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the material
in the module. The continual practical work will assist the student in
understanding the material presented and also to support the
development of practical skills this mod
ule aims to achieve. Lecture
material will be presented to the students both formally and
informally as appropriate to the subject matters. Delivery will
normally be 2 lectures and 2 practicals per week.


The assessment will be by an end of module written
examination as
well as an in course assignment in the form of a coursework or
practical assignment(s).

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Prospectus
Information

This module starts with an overview of the development and
operation of computer networks covering data communicat
ion and
network infrastructure. Then it moves on to communication
architecture and protocol layering to prepare the grounds for computer
networking software, services and protocols. The final part of this
module covers fundamental aspects of
the OSI model
and its layers

and applications of networking.


This module is also supported by practical work which involves work
areas of computer
networks and
.
For that reason we

use network
simulation software and the students will be able to model and
simulate appr
opriate computer networks.
Additional assignment
preferences include development in C/C++ of various protocols.
The
second part will be hands on network programming for design and
implementation of distributed applications.

Resources

UNIX based network wi
th Internet access



Windows based network
with Internet access

Network Simulation Lab

Opnet

Special
Admissions
Requirements

Comer D E, Computer Networks and Internets (3rd Edition), Prentice
Hall 2001.

Tannenbaum A S, Computer Networks, (4th Edition), Pr
entice Hall
2000.

Texts



Learning Outcome
s

1. HAVE AN ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING
OF HOW THE BASIC NETWORKING
COMPONENTS WORK AND HOW THEY CAN
BE PUT TOGETHER TO IMPLEMENT A
SYSTEM

Knowledge & Understanding

2. HAVE GAINED AN IN
-
DEPTH WORKING
KNOWLEDGE OF
LAYERED PROTOCOLS,
STANDARDS, HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
COMPONENTS

Learning

3. UNDERSTAND THE LOCAL AREA
NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE
AND PROTOCOLS

Learning

4. HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO
SELECT AND TO DEPLOY AND USE
INTERNETWORKING TOOLS AND
TECHNOLO
GY IN MULTIPROTOCOL
ENVIRONMENTS

Enquiry

Knowledge & Understanding

5. BE EXPOSED TO AND REFLECT UPON THE
COMPLEXITIES OF CONVERGING WAN
TECHNOLOGIES

Communication

Learning