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LocationDomesticInternational
Coomera
Gold Coast
Online
Term2,5
N/A

Unit description

Gives students an in-depth understanding of switched and wireless network technologies focusing on switched and wireless Local Area Network (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

1. Ethernet and Ethernet Switching

2. VLAN and Inter-VLAN Communication

3. High Performance and High Availability in Switched Networks

4. Fundamentals of Wireless Communications

5. Wireless Local Area Networks

6. High Performance and High Availability in Wireless LAN

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1compare and contrast LAN, VLAN and WLAN switching mechanisms
2analyse and discuss major LAN and wireless LAN protocols
3simulate and configure switched and wireless LANs in a simulation environment
4implement high performance and high redundancy objectives in LAN design

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

  1. compare and contrast LAN, VLAN and WLAN switching mechanisms
  2. analyse and discuss major LAN and wireless LAN protocols
  3. simulate and configure switched and wireless LANs in a simulation environment
  4. implement high performance and high redundancy objectives in LAN design

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Case study40%
Case study50%
Quiz10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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