SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2G425229
Module Leader Alireza Shahrabi-Farahani
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Cyber Security and Networks
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Computer Networking One

Summary of Content

This module will provide knowledge, understanding and the skills required to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. It will ensure students are ready to deploy the latest shifts in technologies and solutions. The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the proportion of the Activity Types which take place off campus, is 78%. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 0%.


Ethernet LANs Implementing Ethernet LANs LAN switching protocols IPv4 Routing Protocols Understanding IGP protocols Implementing IGP protocols Understanding and implementing EGP protocols WAN's Implementing traditional WAN technologies Private WAN's with Ethernet and MPLS Private WAN's with Internet VPN IPv4 Services Access Control Lists Quality of Service IPv6 Routing Protocols Understanding IPv6 routing protocols Implementing IPv6 routing protocols Network management Cloud computing Software defined networks and network programmibility

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:1) Demonstrate an understanding of LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services and maintenance.2) Demonstrate the ability and skills required to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise network.3) Explain the concepts related to cloud computing, and Software Defined Networks

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Work Based Education aims to maximise the direct and digitally mediated contact time with students by practicing teaching and learning strategies that use authentic work based scenarios and encourage action learning, enquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. All these approaches aim to directly involve the students in the process of learning and to encourage sharing of learning between students. The module team will determine the level and accuracy of knowledge acquisition at key points in the delivery, inputting when necessary either directly or with the support of external experts who will add to the authenticity, the credibility and application of the education and learning in the workplace. The Learning and Teaching Strategy is informed by the University's Strategy for Learning. The course material will be introduced through online presentations as well as guided reading material made available on GCULearn. These are supported by practical exercises, and there will be seminars on campus which will allow students to discuss key concepts and issues with peers and tutors. Students will be expected to undertake a significant level of independent study within the workplace, including practical activities, and links will be provided to appropriate external material such as articles, podcasts and videos to supplement the module content. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon the theoretical learning within the workplace and the application of newly learned concepts to the work environment, and this will form part of the module assessment. Students will receive feedback on their performance throughout the module through undertaking the practical assignments and tutorial exercises and participating in the seminars.

Indicative Reading

Wendell, Odum (2016) CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Academic Edition, Cisco Press Cisco Networking Academy Programme CCNA3&4 <> Stevens Richard TCP/IP Illustrated Volume One

Transferrable Skills

Logical thinking and problem solving Critical analysis Communication skills (Electronic, written, oral and listening) necessary to make effective presentation of a technical nature (information, ideas, problems and their solutions) to a range of audiences. Numeracy in both understanding and presenting cases involving a quantitative dimension. Creativity, innovation and independent thinking. Appreciating and desiring the need for reflection and planning for self -learning and improving performance as the foundation for CPD and Life long learning. Ability to prioritise tasks and time management (organising and planning work). Interpersonal skills, the ability to work as a member of a team (work with and relate effectively to others) recognising

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Practicals (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 108.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 3.00 50.00 35% Lab Based Skills Assessment( create, configure and document a network to spcification)
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 35% Written exam. 3 questions from 5