Local area networks: Ethernet technologies and standards; switched Ethernet and STP; virtual LANs; wireless LANs and WiFi. Personal area network technologies and standards for the Internet of Things: Bluetooth, ZigBee, LoWPAN.
IP Networks: IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, operation; routing protocols; Mobile IP; transport layer (TCP/UDP) and application layer protocols, including real-time protocols.
Network security and encryption mechanisms: IPSec and other security protocols. Network performance analysis, queuing theory, and network simulation.
This module appears in the following module collections.
Total contact hours: 47
Private study hours: 103
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
1.Understand the theory behind the protocols used in modern communication networks
2.Understand the operation of the most common modern protocols
3.Examine network performance through analytical methods and computer simulation
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