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cnds notes

The notes for Session 2003/2004 are currently being revised.

[Timetable]
[Activities (draft)][Additional]
[Router Tutorial]
[Switch Tutorial]
[Host tutorial]
[Wireless Emulator Tutorial]

Unit 0. Pre-into [Presentation][SWF]

The aims of this unit are to provide a basic introduction to the module.

Unit 1. Introduction [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Define differing networking topologies.

Define the concepts of binary numbers.

Understand the concept of hexadecimal and binary conversion, and perform conversions.

Define how hexadecimal numbers are used in networking applications.

Understands how data rates are defined and calculated.

Understands how to estimate data propagation delays.


Unit 2. Network Elements [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Define a structured approach to the understanding of transfer of data over networks.

Define the differences between physical and network addresses.

Defines the usage of broadcast addresses.

Outlines the use of internetworking devices.


Unit 3. Network Types [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Outline the usage of key networking technologies, such as Ethernet, ATM and FDDI.

Define the usage of network switches.

Outline the fault tolerant behaviour of FDDI.

Define the main characteristics of ATM.


Unit 4. Network Design and Modelling [PDF] [Presentation][SWF][NetPerf] [PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Understand network design.

Abstract networks.

Outline the usage of network performance tools.


Unit 5. Switches and VLANs [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Understands the usage of switches and VLANs in network design.

Configure basic information on a Cisco switch.

Configure Cisco switches for VLANs.


Unit 6. IP Addressing and Subnetting [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Outlines how networks are segmented into subnetworks.

Understands the importance of gateways.

Defines the formats of IP addresses.

Understands the usage of broadcast and networks addresses.


Unit 7. TCP and Socket Programming [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Outlines the usage of TCP.

Defines the usage of TCP ports and the concept of a socket, and the operation of a client and server.


Unit 8. Router Programming [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Outlines the usage of routers.

Defines the key elements of router programming.


Unit 9. Routing Protocols [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Outline the usage and importance of routing protocols.

Understand the problems caused with routing protocols.


Unit 10. Mobile Networks [PDF][Presentation][SWF][PDA]

The aims of this unit are to:

Outlines the usage of mobile networks and how these may integrate into the Internet.

Understand the key elements of GSM networking.

Understands the key parameters used in wireless networking.