Module Overview

Network Design

The aim of this subject is to give the student a detailed understanding of LAN switching, routing protocols and the key skills to build a network.

Module Code

DATC H3001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Scaling Networks

Examination of typical switch architecture and design factors in a small/medium enterprise.

VLANs and InterVLAN routing

Revision of Virtual LANs, trunking, concepts and implementation. Introduction to InterVLAN routing, Router on a Stick, and Multilayer switching (using SVI and routed ports).

LAN redundancy

Spanning Tree Protocol, Rapid STP, analysis of BPDUs

Link Aggregation

Link aggregation using EtherChannel

Single and Multiple Area OSPF

Link State Routing Protocols. Single area and multiple Area OSPF. DR and BDR.

Implementation of EIGRP

Distance Vector Routing Protocols. Properties of RIP and EIGRP. Implementation and examination of RIP networks. Implementation of EIGRP networks.

Wireless LANS

Ad Hoc and Infracstructure Wireless LANs. Access methods. Planning of a wireless LAN and placing of Access Points

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)25
Formal Examination60