Short Title:Secure Network Design and Implementation
Full Title:Secure Network Design and Implementation
Module Code:NETW H1002
 
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Computing
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FINBARR FEENEY
Module Author:DAVID WHITE
Module Description:This module provides the student with the knowledge and skills to implement VLAN, secure inter-LAN and WAN routing using both static routing, distance vector and link state protocols and to implement, verify, secure and troubleshoot resilient, secure networks and routing operations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the characteristics, operations and limitations of dynamic link state and distance vector routing solutions,SPF algorithms and the operation of spanning tree protocols.
LO2 Describe and apply the benefits of VLSM along with CIDR.
LO3 Design, build and troubleshoot a secure switched VLAN network.
LO4 Configure Security Firewall partitions and advanced features of routers and switches using the Cisco IOS command set.
LO5 Design, build and manage a secure campus network campus spread across many locations.
LO6 Manage, monitor and secure a network using diagnostic tools and protocols.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
DYNAMIC ROUTING
Routing protocol concepts, dynamic network discovery, routing table maintenance, RIP (Routing Information Protocol) characteristics, operations and limitations. Routing loops, split horizons, reverse poison updates. Link-state (LS) routing protocol concepts, terminology and process. LS routing protocol vs. distance vector, Shortest Path First (SPF) algorithm, OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) operations and configuration including verification and troubleshooting commands.VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask) and CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing).
20.00%
SWITCHING CONCEPTS AND CONFIGURATION
Introduction to Ethernet/802.3 LANs, LAN Switching/ Segmentation. LAN Design goals, consideration & methodology (Layer 1, 2, 3 designs). Access layer, Distribution layer & Core layer Switches. Switch Configuration, Spanning-Tree Protocol, Redundant Topologies.
15.00%
VLANS
Virtual LANs concepts, configuration & trouble shooting. 802.1q VLAN Tagging & trunking, Inter-VLAN Routing. Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP).
10.00%
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
Overview of WLAN standards. 802.11 Wireless LANs. Access Points. Bridges, wifi routers. bridging, Medium Access Mechanisms. 802.11 MAC Layer & Physical Layer Operations. Emerging technologies.
10.00%
NETWORK SECURITY
NETWORK SECURITY 20% Enterprise security policies, VPN technologies, IPSec security protocols, Layer 3 Firewalls, Device hardening, securing routing protocols, Teleworker services
20.00%
WAN and IP ADDRESSING SERVICES
Broadband services, PPP, Leased lines, Cable modems, Frame Relay, Advanced IP addressing techniques, Network Address Translation and overloading, DHCP, IPv6 migration
25.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation CA1 - Elapsed - Design, implement and troubleshoot a complex router inter-LAN based on a given scenario. Produce a report and network topology diagram on the delivered network which will include issues arising during the implementation. Undergo a viva examination. 3,4 25.00 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation CA2 - Elapsed - Design, implement and troubleshoot complex VLAN topologies accross a Campus WAN based on a given spec. Produce a report and network topology diagram on the delivered network which will include issues arising during the implementation. 3,5,6 25.00 Week 13
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lab No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Wayne Lewis 2008, LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Cisco Press [ISBN: 1587132079]
  • Rick Graziani, Allan Johnson 2008, Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, 1st Ed., Cisco Press [ISBN: 1587132060]
  • Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani 2008, Accessing the WAN, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, 1st Ed., Cisco Press [ISBN: 1587132052]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources