ITC233 Computer Networks (8)

In this subject students learn the architecture, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Students design, test and analyse the elements of small to medium-sized networks. The concepts covered in this subject enable students to develop skills related to cabling, IP addressing, configuring and routing. This subject is the first in a series of three subjects that incorporate the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC233. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC511.

Assumed Knowledge

ITC212 or ITC242 or ITC431

Incompatible Subjects

ITC511

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the critical concepts in Local Area Networks;
  • be able to describe and design the addressing and naming schemes of data networks;
  • be able to analyse the communication processes across different levels in the layered architecture;
  • be able to design, calculate and apply subnetting in IP networks;
  • be able to perform and analyse tasks related to basic network configuration and testing.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Exploring the network.
  • Configuring a network operating system.
  • Network protocols and communications.
  • Network access.
  • Ethernet.
  • Network layer.
  • Transport layer.
  • IP addressing.
  • Subnetting IP networks.
  • Application layer.
  • Network analysis.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC233 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Mc test
5
2
Theory and simulation exercises
15
3
Cnap online exam
10
4
Ccna skills assessment
20
5
Final exam
50

Residential School

This subject contains a 2 day Compulsory Residential School.Purpose:
The inclusion of the Cisco Networking Academy Program requires all students to undertake practical based assessment activities conducted in a networking laboratory.

Activities:
1. Laboratory based practical exercises
2. Practical assessment activities
3. Invigilated Online Cisco examination and other as appropriate

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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