TELE08008 2018 Converged Networks

General Details

Full Title
Converged Networks
Transcript Title
Converged Networks
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Subject Area
TELE - Telecommunications
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Fiona Mitchell, Paul Flynn
Programme Membership
SG_KCMPU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KNCLD_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KCNCI_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure

This module aims to provide students with the necessary skills to successfully design and implement a complete unified communications infrastructure.

Learning Outcomes

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


Deploy single site and multiple site unified networks


Manage user accounts and differentiate endpoints


Configure voice gateways and call routing components


Design call privileges, coverage and media resources

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Classroom lectures and practical lab sessions

Module Assessment Strategies

Contineous assessment will take place in a laboratory environment employing simulation techniques as well as hands on testing using approved industry standard equipment

Repeat Assessments

A closed book exam to assess all learning outcomes to be attained.

Module Dependencies

COMP06233 201800 Introduction to Networks

Indicative Syllabus

Unified Communications Manager Archittecture

Multisite WAN with Centralized and Distributed call processing

Clustering over IP WAN environment

User account settings and privilidges

Integration of catalyst multilayer switch environment

Voice Gateways, call routing and PSTN/ISDN/Mobile/VoIP integration 

QOS in converged networks                                            


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Configure multiple site unified network Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 20 % Week 6 1,2,3
2 Practical Evaluation Design Presentation Deploy Integrated Converged Environment Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 30 % Week 14 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written assessment of all concepts in module Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013 Service Creation and Deployment in Converged Networks VDM Verlag

Service Creation and Deployment in Converged Networks This monograph presents different experiences related to architectures and mechanisms for deployment of telephony services, understood as especial features complementing the basic voice service. The context for these experiences is the transition of telecommunication (telephony) networks from circuit switched based systems towards packet based ones. The text of this monograph proceeds, unaltered for the most, from the author's PhD thesis "Framework for Deployment of Advanced Telecommunication Services in Current and Future Converged Networks," carried out at the Technical University of Denmark in the period [April 2002, April 2005].

Module Resources

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Wireshark Network Analyser

Cisco 2900 or 2800 Series Routers with Voice and advanced IP modules

Packet Tracer Simulation Tool

VoIP Servers Phones - (Hard and Soft)

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 

Cisco Unity Express Router Modules


Additional Information