LAN Design - Solent

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Unit Reference: PCS 115


UNIT TITLE: LAN Design & Implementation



CREDIT POINTS: 20


LEVEL: 2


Parent Course: Foundation Degree

Delivering Faculty/School:

Technology



Level (on parent course):

2


Date validated:


June 2002


TOTAL STUDENT WORK
LOAD




Students are required to attend and participate in all the formal timetabled sessions for the
unit. Students are also expected to manage their directed learning and independent study
in support of the unit.


Where normal timetabled sessions do not

take place, additional directed learning may be
provided, and/or students are expected to undertake additional independent learning.


PREREQUISITES


Networking Foundation

Router Elements & Configuration


UNIT DESCRIPTION


This unit builds upon the knowl
edge and skills acquired in the prerequisite units listed
above and provides students with an appreciation of candidate LAN technologies and
how they may be used together in the design of a medium to large scale local area
network.


A threaded case study

is used to provide a focus for the design theme in this unit. The
case study concerns the implementation of an enterprise
-
wide network which provides
opportunities for students to analyse an extended problem and make justified design
decisions. Students
taking this unit will normally use an E
-
Learning System which
incorporates multimedia curricula, online testing, and performance
-
based skills
assessment.


LEARNING OUTCOMES


a.

Knowledge and Understanding


1.

Explain LAN switching and Virtual LAN technol
ogies




b.

Cognitive skills


1.

Analyse a given networking problem

2.

Evaluate alternative Local Area Network technologies

3.

Develop a Local Area Network design


c.

Subject Specific Practical and Professional skills


1.

Configure Access Control Lists

and Novell IPX protocol operation


d.

Transferable Skills


1.

Communicate effectively



AREAS OF STUDY


LAN Switching

Network demands. Improving LAN performance. Switching & Bridging. Spanning Tree
protocol.


Virtual LANS (VLANs)

Segmentating with switc
hing architectures. VLAN implementation (post
-
centric, static
& dynamic). Benefits of VLANs


LAN Design

Goals. Design components. Design methodology.


Routing Protocols: IGRP

Multiprotocol routing. IP Routing & configuration. IGRP operation.


Access
Control Lists

Overview. Configuration Tasks. Standard & Extended ACLs. Using, placing and
verifying ACLs.


Novell IPX

Overview & addressing.
Encapsulations. SAP. Novell IPX configuration.
Monitoring
& managing an IPX network.


Network Management

Doc
umentation.
Security. Environmental Factors. Performance & troubleshooting.


TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY


The unit uses a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, tutor lead computer assisted
learning sessions and practical laboratories to achieve
the learning outcomes.
Fundamental concepts and issues are developed in the lecture, which provides a learning
framework around which the remaining learning activities are structured.


A threaded case study is the main vehicle by which the design object
ives of the unit are
realised. Tutorials are used to support student learning for this objective.


The computer assisted learning incorporates an E
-
learning system. Practical laboratories
are used to provide students with hands on experience of router
configuration, use and
troubleshooting.


ASSESSMENT (Genesis Data)

Coursework
assessment(s)

IU1

weighting:


30%


assessment type:


On
-
line testing which will be aggregated.

duration:


In
-
course

special facilities:

Computer facilities with web access

addit
ional details:



IU2

weighting :

40%

assessment type:

Assignment

duration


In
-
course

additional details:

Threaded case study report & presentation


IU3

weighting:


30%


assessment type:

Skills test & Laboratory logbook


duration:


In
-
course


Mar
ks from the in
-
unit assessments will be aggregated.


ASSESSMENT STRATEGY


The assessment strategy will provide students with timely and regular summative
feedback via IU1. The skills test & laboratory logbook (IU3) provides an opportunity to
assess the st
udents understanding and participation in the more practical aspects of the
course. The threaded case study report and presentation allows for the outcomes
associated with the cognitive and transferable skills to be properly assessed.






Assessment

Weig
hting

a1

b1

b2

b3

c1

d1

IU1

30%


x





IU2

40%

x

x

x

x


x

IU3

30%




x

x




INDICATIVE READING


Core Text

Cisco Networking Academy Program: Second
-
Year Companion Guide

2
nd

Edition.

Cisco Press

2002

ISBN 1
-
58713
-
029
-
7


Recommended Reading

Local Area Net
works

Peter Hodson

Letts 1997 3
rd

Ed

ISBN 1
-
85805
-
230
-
0


Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems 4
th

Ed.

Fred Halsall

Addison Wesley 1995

ISBN 0
-
201
-
42293
-
X


Data & Computer Communications 6
th

Ed.

William Stallings

Prentice Hall 2000

ISBN
0
-
13
-
086388
-
2


Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices

Cisco Press

ISBN: 1
-
57870
-
111
-
2


Internetworking Technologies Handbook,

Third Edition

ISBN: 1
-
58705
-
001
-
3


Unit Author

K Walsh

Date Prepared: June 2002