The first assessment takes place in Week 6, and involves
an on-line test which takes place in the time of the lab.
There are 35 questions and the time for the test is 45
1: Network Tolopology
2: The Last Mile?
3: Network Modelling
1: Network Tolopology
1. Introduction [Take Test]
2. Network Fundamentals [Take Test]
3. Network Types [Take Test]
4. Network Design and Modelling [Take
the research questions and challenges part of the
final marks in any of the assesements?
The Units, Challenges (
 and )
and the lab-based material will be part of the assessment.
unit 3 there is a question relating to memory buffering-In
a 100Mbps/1Gbps switch where will memory buffering
mainly be required? ... Could you clarify this for
The buffer memory will be required between the 1Gbps
link and the 100Mbps link, and not the other way.
much of the class is coursework/exam? what percentage
of the class assesment contribute to the overall
mark? are there links to past papers?
The details are on the WWW page. There are three assessments,
each with an equal weighting. You will receive a grade
for each test.
There are three assessments:
Assessment 1. On-line test in your lab time. Unit 1-4.
Assessment 2. On-line test in your lab time. Unit 6, 7.
Assessment 3. On-line assessment in your lab time. Unit
8-10. Week 12.
The material has changed for the current session. The
best place to practice is to try the following:
1 sample test.
2 sample test.
3 sample test.
4 sample test.
Bill, I was just wondering about a question in the
unit 3 test, it says, which cable type cannot be
used for 100base(ethernet) networks? and says the
answer is cat 5. is this correct as i thought it
was cat 3.
I'll check the answer, but there will not be any questions
relating to the use of cables in Ethernet (as this question
related to material that was covered last year).
Cat-3 and Cat-5 cables are both used with 100Base Ethernet.
The 100BASE-4T standard was aimed at providing Ethernet
over Cat-3 cables. Most organisations now have Cat-5 cables,
although I recently visited a company who still had coaxial
cable for their Ethernet network.
to Week 4 Lab Activity 4.5 Estimate average data
throughput for the network. How is this calculated?
After doing first two activities running netperf,
the data throughput I received was 363.68Mbps and
Add them together, and divide by 2.
we able to use the Emulators within JKCC, as I have
not been able to get the Emulators to work within
The emulators use Flash 6, and I'll trying my best to get
Flash 6 iplug-in nstalled in the JKCC. They should work
from your home computer, if you have Flash 6 plug-in installed.