|Knowledge and Understanding:|
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The structure of communications networks and how these can be described and analysed using standard reference models (OSI, TCP/IP).
- The common protocols used over the major wired and wireless networks, and ther Interent.
- The concept of quality of service (QoS) as applied to networks, and the techniques for implementing it.
- The essential parts of an Interent router and the main routing protocols used over the Interent.
- The basic issues concerning how to secure networks and the techniques used to address these.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply their knowledge of the above topics to:
- Design and analyse communications networks
- Analyse the behaviour, and predict the performance of the communications protocols they have learned.
- Analyse and predict the behaviour of queues in packet switched networks.
- Analyse and predict the performance of common Internet routing algorithms when applied to differnt network topologies.
- Analyse QoS for communications networks.
- Analyse the security requirements for specific networks and network configurations.