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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students an in-depth understanding of Local Area Network (LAN) technologies including wired and wireless LAN. Students will gain knowledge and skills by analysing major LAN protocols, prototyping and configuring high performance and high redundancy LANs in an industry standard simulation environment. Students will also learn to troubleshoot typical LAN issues.

Unit content

Switched and Wireless LAN Technologies

Switched LAN Protocols

Wireless LAN Protocols

Switched LAN Design

Wireless LAN Design

LAN Troubleshooting

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1compare and contrast major LAN technologies including wired and wireless LANKnowledge of a discipline
2analyse and evaluate major LAN protocols including Ethernet, ARP, DHCP and STPKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3design, prototype and configure switched LAN in a simulation environmentLifelong learning
4competently apply the high performance and high redundancy objectives in LAN designKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate ability to troubleshoot common issues in local area networks.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. compare and contrast major LAN technologies including wired and wireless LAN
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. analyse and evaluate major LAN protocols including Ethernet, ARP, DHCP and STP
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. design, prototype and configure switched LAN in a simulation environment
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. competently apply the high performance and high redundancy objectives in LAN design
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate ability to troubleshoot common issues in local area networks.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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