INTEGRATING NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMI122899
Module Leader Colin Raeburn
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Cyber Security and Networks
Trimesters
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • S-B (January start)-A (September start)

Summary of Content

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully integrate the wide range of network technologies presented in the other technical modules of the programme. Emphasis is placed on the development of the hands on skills needed to configure, verify and troubleshoot such complex internetworks within tight time constraints.

Syllabus

Optimization Implement, troubleshoot and optimize routing protocol convergence and scalability (fast convergence requirements, Bidirectional Forwarding Detection, Control query boundaries, IP FRR/fast reroute [single hop], Summary leak-map, Summary metric). Network Integration Implement and verify the correct operation of a complex network using layer 2 Local and Wide area technologies. Troubleshoot a complex network using layer 2 Local and Wide area technologies. Implement and verify the correct operation of a complex network using layer 2,layer 3 and IP Multicast technologies. Route redistribution Route optimization Reachability testing (TCL/ping scripts) Troubleshoot a complex network using layer 2,layer 3 and IP Multicast technologies. Implement and verify the correct operation of a complex network using layer 2, layer 3, VPN and infrastructure technologies. Troubleshoot a complex network using layer 2, layer 3, VPN and infrastructure technologies. Implement and verify the correct operation of a complex network using layer 2,layer 3, VPN, security technologies and network infrastructure services. Troubleshoot a complex network using layer 2,layer 3, VPN, security technologies and network infrastructure services. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting methodologies (layered approach, end-to-end, flowcharts) Commands (ping, trace route, show, debug, logging, use of ACLs to restrict output) Diagnosis Identify networking issues and faults from a range of evidence provided by networking staff (e-mail, notes, reports), management and monitoring systems. Interpret packet capture (using wireshark trace analyzer, Using IOS embedded packet capture).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:- evaluate a set of complex inter-related network requirements and implement appropriate solutions within tight time constraints.- predict and resolve design issues caused by the interaction of different network technologies.- configure the basic operation of routing and switching technologies from memory. - evaluate and recommend appropriate solutions to identified problems and justify choices.- isolate faults in complex internetwork topologies using readily available commands and tools.- critically analyse problem situations using troubleshooting methodologies and implement fixes within design constraints.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The course will be presented as a short programme of lectures with an emphasis placed on practical work. Students are directed to undertake additional practical work independently in order to develop their hands-on skills. Tutorials will be used to breakdown and explain complex issues encountered by students undertaking the practical work. Students are directed to read appropriate texts and articles to consolidate their knowledge of the topics covered.

Indicative Reading

Fall, K. R. Stevens, W.R (2011) TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, 2nd edition,Addison Wesley. Comer, D.E. (2013) Internetworking with TCP/IP, 6th edition, Pearson. Chappell, L. Combs, G. (2012) Wireshark Network Analysis (Second Edition): The Official Wireshark Certified Network Analyst Study Guide, Laura Chappell University. Goyvaerts, J. Levithan, S. (2012) Regular Expressions Cookbook, 2 nd edtion, O'Reilly. Blair, R. Durai, A. Lautmann, J. (2010) TcL Scripting for Cisco IOS, Cisco Press. Aziz, Z. Liu, J. Martey, A. Shamim, F. (2012), Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols (CCIE Professional Development Series), Cisco Press. Ranjbar, A. (2010) Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Foundation Learning Guide: Foundation Learning for the CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 (Certification Self-Study), Cisco Press.

Transferrable Skills

D1 Time management: organising, prioritising and planning work D2 Independent working and self reliance D3 Reviewing and evaluating own learning, strengths and weaknesses D4 Presentational skills D5 Commercial Awareness D6 Team working and Interpersonal Skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 96.00
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Independent Learning (FT) 26.00
Tutorials (FT) 6.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 20.00 45% Written report (1800)
Exam (School) 6.00 40.00 45% Lab based test
Exam (School) 3.00 40.00 45% Lab based test