IP Based Communication Networks Module Guide

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I
P Based

Communication

Networks


EEB_7_883


http://eent3.lsbu.ac.uk/staff/baoyb/IPBCN/



Faculty of Engineering,
Science and the Built Environment


201
3
-
201
4


Level 7

(Postgraduate)










IP Based Communication Networks


Module Guide


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Table of Contents


1.

Module Details
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2.

Short Description

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3.

Aims
of the Module

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4.

Learning Outcomes
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4.1

Knowledge and Understanding

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2

4.2

Intellectual Skills

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3

4.3

Pr
actical Skills

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3

4.4

Transferable Skills

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3

5.

Assessment of the Module

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3

6.

Feedback

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3

7.

Introduction to

Studying the Module
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4

7.1

Overview of the Main Content

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4

7.2

Overview of Types of Classes

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7.3

Importance of Student Self
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Managed

Learning Time

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4

7.4

Employability

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4

8.

The Programme of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

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9.

STUDENT EVALUATION

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10.

Learning Resources

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10.1

Core Materials

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10.2

Optio
nal Materials

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1.

MODULE

DETAILS


Module

Title:

IP Based
Communication

Networks

Module

Level:

7

Module

Reference Number:

EEB_7
_883

Credit Value:

20

Student Study Hours:

200

Contact Hours:

48

Private Study Hours:

1
52

Pre
-
requisite Learning (If applicable):

Bachelors degree in a relevant subject

Co
-
requisite
Module
s (If applicable):

None

Course(s):

MSc
TeCNE/CSN/EDS


Year
and Semester

20
1
3
-
201
4
, S
emester
1

Module

Coordinator:

Ya Bao

UC Contact Details (Tel, Email, Room)

020 78157588,
baoyb@lsbu.ac.uk

T 7 0 1

T e a c h i n g T e a m & C o n t a c t D e t a i l s

( I f a p p l i c a b l e ):

V i n c e n t S i y a u,

0 2 0 7 8 1 5 7 5 0 7,
s i y a u m@ l s b u.a c.u k

T 7 1 0

S u b j e c t A r e a:

E l e c t r o n i c s

S u mma r y o f A s s e s s me n t M e t h o d:

E x a m
( 7 0 % )

+ C o u r s e w o r k
( 3 0 % )



2.

SHORT DESCRIPTION


This
module

provides a broad understanding of the principles of data communications
and networks. It covers
standard layered protocol architecture and each layer of the
TCP/IP model. Many topics will be included:
network protocols and standards, date
rate and line co
ding, Data link layer design issues, MAC protocols, Ethernet,
VLANs,IP addressing, R
routing algorithms, TCP and TCP congestion control, WWW ,
FTP, network security and VPN
.



3.

AIMS OF THE
MODULE




to provide
students

with a practical understanding

of all the relevant terminologies
,
concepts, protocols and other information necessary to make you literate in dat
a
communications and computer networking.



To enable students to understand the use of networks and their interconnections.



To teach
students

skills in network sim
ulation and network performance

analysis
according to sound engineering principles.


4.

LEARNING OUTCOMES


4.1

Knowledge and Understanding


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Prescribed
ISO reference and Internet models



U
nderstand t
he TCP/IP and their latest developments



K
now network components

used in LAN & WAN,



E
xplain fundamentals and technologies of physical, data
-
link, network,
transport and application layers



U
nderstand the functions and architectures of LAN and WAN , VLAN and

VPN


4.2

Intellectual Skills



A
pply knowledge of networks to evaluate their effectiveness in specific
applications



E
mploy general principles of engineering design and practice


4.3

Practical Skills



Plan and implement telecommunications and c
omputer networks
engineering
pr
ojects
.



Use engineering IT tools, including network simulation packages.


4.4

Transferable Skills



Analytical skills and laboratory experimentation skills.



Teamwork in laboratory environment.


5.

ASSESSMENT OF THE
MODULE


There will be a 2
-
hour written examination worth 70%, a laboratory course
work worth
30% of the total
module

marks. You
MUST

submit your course work to the I
PBCN

Blackboard site before
the deadline and
keep
the

soft copy of your report
. Late
submission will be penalized in accordance with the University regulation.



6.

FEEDBACK


Feedback will normally be given to students
15

working days after the submission

deadline

of an assignment.


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7.

INTRODUCTION TO STUD
YING THE
MODULE


7.1

Overview of the Main Content

This module discusses
both the principles and practice of computer networking.
The main content is structured according to the layer reference model of
networks. It is ended with network security which has aspects that relate to all
layers.

7.2

Overview of Types of Classes

These
can be classified into three main activities as follows:




Lectures

which will be at the rate of 2 hour per week. Lectures will cover
all the main aspects of the subject matter in the
module
. You will be given
website based handouts to either accompany the
module

textbook or to
complement it when necessary. You are encouraged to find out more about
each topic covered for deeper understanding, and to consult your lecturer
for more information.




Tutorials

which will be at the rate of 1 hour per week. You will
be given a
website based tutorial sheet when it is due. Prepare for the tutorial prior to
the session to ensure that you know how to apply the principles given in the
lecture to practical problems.



Laboratory
each being for two hours, will be held 6 times
during the
semester. Experiment guidance will be provided. Students are required to
analyse the performance of their own designed networks.


7.3

Importance of Student Self
-
Managed Learning Time

As in every module, studen
ts are expected to carry out 152

hours of
independent study throughout the duration of the module. This time should be
used to complete the workshop exercises if necessary. The teaching team can
support student apply a free student licence of the essential software package
installed in

h
is/her home PC.


7.4

Employability

There are diverse employment opport
unities
in communication field. As
an

introductory
module
, it provides a broad understanding of the principles of data
communications and networks. You could work for an equipment
manufacturer, network infrastructure provider or a service provider, carrying
out research, or working on the design and development projects, or production
of land or undersea communication systems, data networks, computer
communication networks, optical
fibre and microwave communications,
wireless and mobile communications, cellular mobile networks or satellite
systems.


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8.

THE PROGRAMME OF TEA
CHING, LEARNING
AND ASSESSMENT



This
module

consists of
8

broad areas of study:


1.

Principles and concepts of computer networks

This part is concerned with the underlying technology of Data and
Computer
Communications. The concept protocol architectures are discussed. It deals with
the two most important protocol architectures: OSI model and TCP/IP.


Learning outcome:



Gain an understanding of the concept of data communication.



Define and explain
the terms protocol and protocol architecture.



Know critiques of the OSI model and TCP/IP model.

1 Week


2.

The physical layer

The lowest layer defines the mechanical, electrical, and timing interfaces to the
network.
Some kinds of transmission media will be covered. Fixed telephone and
cable

TV system will be discussed as examples.

Learning outcome:



Know about theoretical basis of data communication.



Define twisted pair, fibre optics and radio transmission.



Gain an
understanding of the principle and structure of PSTN.



Define and explain the principle of modem, ADSL and cable modem.

1 week


3.

The Data link layer

This study deals with the algorithms for achieving reliable, efficient
communication between two adjacent mac
hines at the data link layer.

Learning outcome:



Know about framing, error detection and correction.



Define SW
-
ARQ, sliding window ARQ and hybrid ARQ.

1.5

Weeks


4.

The MAC sublayer


The MAC sublayer is especially important in LANs, many of which use a
multi
-
access

channel as the basis for communication. The central theme of this chapter is
how to allocate a single broadcast channel among competing users.

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Learning outcome:



Understand the needs of MAC sublayer.



Define multiple access protocols: ALOHA, Pur
e ALOHA, Slotted ALOHA,
CSMA, CSMA/CD and collision
-
free protocols.

1 Week



5.

Ethernet,
Connecting devices and Virtual LANs

Ethernet and n
etwork devices which operate in the physical and data link layers.

Learning outcome:



Understand physical, MAC and LLC

of Ethernet,



Know classic, switched, fast, Gigabit and 10
-
Gigabit Ethernet



Understand how
n
etwork devices

are used to create backbone networks.



Understand Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN).

1
.5

Week
s



6.

The Network Layer

(Design and Considerations)

The network layer is concerned with getting packets from the source all the way to
the destination. In this part, we will study routing, congestion control and
internetworking issues.

Learning outcome:



Understanding of network
-
layer functionalities



Under
standing label switching and datagram routing



Static and Dynamic Addresses
, DCHP.



Concept
s

of Subnetting and Supernetting



Understanding
of
IP routing

protocols and




B
asic routing algorithms (
RIP, OSPF,
BGP,
DVR, LSR
, Dijkstra’s
,

etc)



Hierarchical
addressing structure and rout
e

summarization



Private addresses and NAT protocols,




Internet
-
Protocol version 6,
IPv6 versus IPv4

3

Weeks


7.

The Transport Layer

The Transport Layer

is the heart of the whole protocol hierarchy. Its task is to
provide reliable, cost
-
effective data transport from the source machine to the
destination machine, independently of the physical network or networks currently
in use. In this part, we will stud
y the transport layer in detail, including its services,
design, protocols, and performance.

Learning outcome:



Understanding transport
-
layer functionalities

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Understanding of the difference between UDP and TCP.



Understanding issues with transport protocol d
esign
, port address



Understanding TCP
flow and
congestion control
, congestion issues



Understanding of Quality of Service in Transport layers

2

Weeks


8.

Network

Services and Responsibi
lity

Some real network applications, e.g. Email, World Wide Web and basic
file
transfer

will
be studied in this part.

Basic
security
, security
measures and
issues in
communicatio
ns, emails and web applications will be covered.

Learning outcome:



Understanding application
-
layer functionalities



Understanding WWW (DNS,
FTP,
HTTP
protocols)



Network threats, risk of intrusion, methods of attacks



Security Policy and Measures, firewalls, IDS, IPS



Security consideration on wireless
-
LAN

1 Week


9.

STUDENT EVALUATION

The analysis indicates that most of our students were satisfied with our teaching.
There are no high negative respo
nses on most items on the questionnaire. The
analysis appears to suggest that the contents and the assessments of this module
should be appropriate for students.


10.

LEARNING RESOURCES


10.1

Core Materials



Andrew S. Tanenbaum
, “
Computer Networks”, 5/E
, Prentice
-
Hall, 2011.



Introduction to Data Communications and Networking 4/E
, by B. Forouz
an,
Publisher: McGraw
-
Hill, 2007
.


10.2

Optional Materials



Da
ta and Computer Communications 9
/E
, by W. Stalling
, Publisher:
Prentice
-
Hall, 2011
.