COMP07163 2018 Connecting Networks

General Details

Full Title
Connecting Networks
Transcript Title
Connecting Networks
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Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Fiona Mitchell
Programme Membership
SG_KNCLD_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KCNCS_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cyber Security SG_KCNCS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cyber Security SG_KCMPU_H08 202100 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KCMPU_B07 202100 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computing

This course focuses on network services required by converged applications in a complex network.

By the end this course, students will be able to

  • configure standard ACLs, extended ACLs and IPv6 ACLs 
  • monitor a network using SNMP and Cisco SPAN 
  • develop knowledge about trends in networking including IOT, Cloud Computing and SDNs
  • configure and troubleshoot network devices in order to resolve common issues with switches, OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Implement and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs


Monitor Network performance using SNMP and Cisco SPAN


Understand networking trends such as IOT, Cloud computing and SDNs


Troubleshoot end-to-end connectivity in a small to medium sized organisation

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of networking concepts and allow students to experiment with network behaviour.

Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative assessment - 4 CCNA Connecting Networks quizes held on a weekely basis worth 50%. Students will be allowed to choose their best 3/4 quizes.

A summative practical exam on packet tracer to test the students ability to configure and troubleshoot networking concepts to meet the CCNA Connecting Networks requirements, this will be worth 50% CA.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat quizes and/or practical to examine the learning outcomes that have not been achieved.

Indicative Syllabus

Access Control Lists

  • Wildcard Masks
  • Standard ACLs
  • Extended ACLS
  • Named ACLs
  • IPv6 ACLs
  • Troubleshooting ACLS

Network Security and Monitoring

  • LAN Security
  • SNMP
  • Cisco Switch Port Analyser

Network Evolution

  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud and Virtualisation
  • Network Programming

Troubleshooting The Network

  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • Practical Network Troubleshooting

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Quizes from CCNA Connecting Networks Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Practical Implementation of ACLs, Network monitoring and Network Troubleshooting Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 50 % Week 13 1,2,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecutre explaining theoretical concepts 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Practical implementing networking concepts 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self directed learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2017-09-11 Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide Cisco Press

Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Connecting Networks version 6 course in the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum.

The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.

The books features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course:

Chapter ObjectivesReview core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter.

Key TermsRefer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter.

GlossaryConsult the comprehensive Glossary with 347 terms.

Summary of Activities and LabsMaximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter.

Check Your UnderstandingEvaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.


How ToLook for this icon to studythe steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks.

Interactive ActivitiesReinforce your understanding of topics with dozens of exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon.

Packet Tracer ActivitiesExplore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters and provided in the accompanying Labs & Study Guide book.

VideosWatch the videos embedded within the online course.

Hands-on LabsWork through all the course labs and additional Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Labs & Study Guide.


Module Resources