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Advanced Network Design and Implementation (ICT372)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit examines the advanced routing topics associated with the design and management of large-scale IP networks. The technologies covered are typically found in large corporate, government, telecommunication carrier and ISP networks. Topics include: Network design, verification plans, EIGRP, OSPF, IGP redistribution, policy-based routing and IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), BGP, IPv4 and IPv6 coexistence, and routing over branch Internet connections.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Create a network design that is stable and scalable
2. Select and configure a routing protocol that best addresses the design requirements
3. Troubleshoot routing problems using a systematic approach
4. Manage Internet traffic according to organisational policy
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is focused on developing competencies in network design, implementation and troubleshooting through bringing together theory and practice. You will learn in lecture and labs; the lectures will discuss design theory, routing protocols, and troubleshooting techniques; the labs provide you with the opportunity to implement the theory discussed in the lecture. A case study is used to provide you with a platform to apply the skills that you have during the semester on a 20 to 30 router network. This unit will cover significant portions of the globally recognised Cisco CCNP Certification Curriculum.
Assessment You will have several assessment tasks to complete. There are weekly in class exercises which address the material covered in the current topic (collectively worth 20%). A case study is used to allow students to bring together the theory and practical skills learnt during to semester. A practical exam weighted 30% will focus on the skills which students should have learnt while completing the case study. The final examination will focus on theory addressed in the unit and is worth 50%.
Prerequisites ICT120 Principles of Data Communications OR ICT291 Network Design and Implementation.
Exclusions ICT347 Advanced Network Design.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Internetworking and Network Security (BSc) [New in 2014]
Appears in these Minors Network Design
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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