Module Overview

Advanced Network Technologies

This module, by introducing various advanced network technologies, consolidates existing knowledge and gives the student the opportunity to explore advanced networking topics in greater depth. Some of these topics such as Advanced VPN configurations and Remote Network connectivity build on topics introduced in the Network Security module in Semester 1. Other topics such as IP Telephony, MPLS and Cloud Computing reflect the importance of emerging technologies in the design and implementation of modern enterprise networks.

Module Code

COMP H4017

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Remote Network Connectivity Requirements

Hierarchical Network Model; Intelligent Information Network; WAN Architectures; Next Generation WAN Architectures


MPLS Architecture; Implementing Frame Mode MPLS; Implementing and verifying MPLS VPNs.

Advanced VPN Configurations on Routers and ASA Appliances

Dynamic Multipoint VPNs; FlexVPNs; SSL VPNs; Remote Access VPNs (AnyConnect and Clientless); Site-to-Site SSL VPNs

IP Telephony

VOIP Networks; VOIP Gateways and Gateway; Control Protocols; Call Manager Express; Dial Plan Characteristics; QoS Design Considerations

Fundamental Cloud Computing

Virtualization; Understanding Elasticity, Resiliency, On-Demand and Measured Usage; Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Delivery Models; Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud Deployment Models

Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Reporting Tools

Troubleshoot DMVPN, FlexVPN, AnyConnect, Clientless SSL, MPLS VPNs

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60