Data Networks and the Internet - EL822

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2020 to 2021.

Overview

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.

Details

This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 47
Private study hours: 103
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

85% Examination
15% Coursework

Indicative reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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

Notes

  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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