LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROTOCOLS

CSE5LNP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on an in-depth analysis of local area networks. Shared media technologies such as Ethernet, Token Ring, and Token Bus are discussed to provide the historical context of the development of LANs. The switched LAN technologies, which is the currently dominating family of technologies (Ethernet 10 Mbps, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet), is then explored in detail. The study of switched LANs include configuration of virtual LANs, and Spanning Tree Protocol. There is an emphasis on the performance aspects of LANs. The last section of the subject studies the relationship and connectivity of a LAN to a wider internet through bridges, switches and routers.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE5NEF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE3LAN or equivalent

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse legacy LAN protocols in terms of operation and correctness.

Activities:
8 1-hour hour lectures and 4 associated 2-hours lab sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse switched LAN (Ethernet 10 Mbps, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet) protocols in terms of operation and performance.

Activities:
8 1-hour hour lectures and 4 associated 2-hours lab sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate performance of LANs through modelling and simulation

Activities:
6 1-hour hour lectures and 2 associated 2-hours lab sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Analyse the relationship, and design the interfaces, of a LAN with the rest of a wider internet to which it belongs

Activities:
2 1-hour hour lectures and 1 associated 2-hours lab session
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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