BIT303 Advanced Networking     

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BIT102 Networking, BIT 202 Cyber Security.
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 12 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 8 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements:

Students will need access to lab computers or will need their own laptops in order to carry out lab exercises and assignments. Wireshark will be used for practical and technical skills.

Unit description 

This unit enhances and deepens the knowledge on internetworking technologies and protocols. Most contents based on CCNA2 and CCNP technical and industrial certificates from Cisco.  Content includes Static and dynamic Routing algorithms and protocols including advanced version of EIGRP and OSPF, LAN redundancy and High Availability, Network Address Translation (NAT), IPV6, Wide Area Networks (WANs), Access Control List (ACL), Transmission Control Protocol, and network design and implementation with industry standard equipment like Cisco routers and switches

Unit Outline Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:  
ULO1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of modern computer network architecture and components  
ULO2 Explain the mechanisms and algorithms of major switching and routing technologies  
ULO3 Apply the knowledge to solve advance complex network problems.  
ULO4 Identify, Illustrate, and apply an advanced technical networking skill.  
ULO5 Design and implement advanced complex networks structure with addresses and routing protocols.  

Topics to be included  

1. LAN – WAN Architecture     
2. IP Addressing Sub-netting VLSM
4. Spanning Tree Protocol  
5. Layer 3 Redundancy 
6. Routing Protocols 
7. Advanced OSPF
9. Advanced EIGRP
10. NAT
11. ACL
12. Securing Site-to-Site 


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Assignment 1 20% 8
Assessment 2: Assignment 2 30% 12 
Assessment 3: Laboratory 10% Weekly
Assessment 4: Final Exam 40% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.