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31277 Routing and Internetworks

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UTS: Information Technology: Electrical and Data Engineering
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 31270 Networking Essentials OR 41092 Network Fundamentals
Anti-requisite(s): 31471 Networking 2 AND 32524 LANS and Routing

Recommended studies: open system interconnection (OSI); transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP) and data network models; knowledge of networking terminology, data transmission media, data networking components and devices; internet protocol addressing and variable-length sub-nettinng mask (VLSM)

Description

This subject extends the work done in the prerequisite subject. Students who are not interested in networking as a career develop a clear model of how networks can impact network based applications. Students who are interested in a career in networking practice or research develop sound knowledge and skills to pursue a networking specialisation. Students learn the role of routing protocols and how to compare them; how to design construct and implement small to medium-sized intranets; and how to perform basic management and security tasks. The role of TCP/IP, ICMP and other protocols in IP networks are evaluated. Students also learn how Cisco routers are used for the practical work.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Understand and describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router.
2. Understand and describe distance vector routing protocols and link-state routing protocols.
3. Configure and troubleshoot basic routing in a small network: static and default routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 and RIP v2).
4. Understand and describe basic switching concepts and VLANs, and the operation of Cisco switches to support these concepts.
5. Configure and troubleshoot the operations of a switched network including VLANs and inter-VLAN routing.
6. Understand and describe the purpose of standard access control lists (ACLs).
7. Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Network Address Translation (NAT).
8. Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs and NAT for IPv4.
9. Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) for IPv4.
10. Understand and describe tools for network device discovery, logging system behaviour, and maintaining and licensing network device files.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

  • Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications (B.2)
  • Implement and test solutions (B.5)
  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (D.1)
  • Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting (E.2)

Teaching and learning strategies

Normal class contact time is comprised of three hours tutorial/laboratory session per week. In the laboratory a workshop approach is used which combines learning by doing small group and whole class discussion, a short presentation, web research, online activities, hands-on activities, question and answer sessions, and online tests with immediate feedback. It is expected that students will need to spend an additional six hours in self-directed study for each lab session.

An online discussion forum is used to disseminate information to all students, and to allow students to pose questions, and more importantly, to answer each others’ questions. Students are expected to log into the forum on a frequent basis to read messages and to engage in dialogue on the subject matter.

Students are expected to pre-read all chapters before they are covered in each lecture to prepare themselves for all lab work. Further, careful notes made at this time will greatly assist with the written exam and the online final exams. During lab sessions students should make careful notes in their Engineering Journals which will be very helpful in the skills based assessments. The final written exam questions will also come from these sources.

The workload for this subject will require students to exercise considerable diligence and to strive for efficient utilisation of class time and laboratory facilities. Accordingly, all computer activities which are not directly and expressly related to the curriculum are strictly prohibited in all networking labs. Any detected infringement will result in immediate expulsion from the laboratory.

Content (topics)

1. Routing Concepts
2. Static Routing
3. Dynamic Routing
4. Switched Networks
5. Switch Configuration
6. VLANs
7. Access Control Lists
8. DHCP
9. Network Address Translation
10. Device Discovery, Management and Maintenance

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Written Examination

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

3, 5, 7 and 8

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

B.2 and B.5

Type: Examination
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Justify discussion and thoroughly analyse implementation methods for basic data transfer using switches and routers 60 3, 5, 7, 8 B.2
Justification of decision made 40 3, 5, 7, 8 B.5
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Skills Based Assessment

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

B.5, D.1 and E.2

Type: Laboratory/practical
Groupwork: Group, individually assessed
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Identify and correct problems in a previously setup network. Correctly working model. The group's constructed network is tested and checked for performance. 40 4, 5, 7, 8 B.5
Managing strategies to cooperatively achieve a specific outcome. 30 1, 7, 8 E.2
Managing time to deal with a number of requirements in a limited time, and to.complete individual tasks within a group activity. 30 3, 4, 5, 7 D.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Chapter Exams and Online Final

Type: Quiz/test
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 10%

Assessment task 4: Quizzes

Type: Quiz/test
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 10%

Required texts

  1. The primary source of information for this subject will be online course material.
  2. All students enrolled for this subject will be given access to CCNA Routing and Switching 6.0: Routing and Switching Essentials. through the Cisco Networking Academy website (http://www.netacad.com). Note that Cisco Networking Academy website site contain all the online course material. The Cisco Networking Academy site also contains additional learning resources, However, both the Online Chapter Quizzes and the Online Final Exam will only be available via the Cisco Networking Academy website.
  3. Other subject documents and course materials, such as subject outlines, lecture notes, assignments, additional information about labs and assessments, as well as comments and answers to questions common to all students, will be distributed via UTS Online (http://online.uts.edu.au) under corresponding titles.
  4. Hard copy text books which cover essentially the same contents (but without animations and other activities) as the online curriculum may be purchased at the Co-op Bookshop or any other places.

Recommended texts

CCNA Routing and Switching: Routing and Switching Essentials

Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide
ISBN-10: 0-13347-622-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-13347-622-4

Published Dec 7, 2016 by Cisco Press. Part of the Companion Guide series.

Other resources

1. Cisco Networking Academy website for online course material:
http://www.netacad.com

CCNA Routing and Switching: Routing and Switching Essentials

2. Cisco’s assessment server for online quizzes and examinations:
http://www.netacad.com

3. UTS Online discussion forum:
http://www.online.uts.edu.au

Notes: The Cisco Networking Academy website contain all the online course material. The Cisco Networking Academy sites also contain additional learning resources. However, all online examinations will only be available via the Cisco Networking Academy site. If you have difficulty with logging in to any of the above web sites, you should contact your instructor to try to resolve the problem.