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31270 Networking Essentials

Anti-requisite(s): 31467 Networking 1 AND 32524 LANS and Routing AND 41092 Networks Fundamentals AND 48720 Network Fundamentals
Recommended studies: some knowledge of computer networking is useful but not essential



Computer networks are now business critical in all modern organisations and business enterprises. They are important in everyday life. This subject introduces students to the fundamental issues in modern data communications and computer networks. This is essential knowledge for all users of IT, IT professionals and those who wish to specialise in computer networking. Students learn about the layered networking model and are introduced to networking devices and protocols. They learn how these are used in computer networks and in net-based application programs. The primary focus of this subject is Local Area Networks (LAN). Student practical work includes designing and building simple peer-to-peer networks and LANs that are connected to the Internet. The core set of protocols employed on the global Internet, TCP/IP, is studied.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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