Core Module Information
Module title: Practical Network 3

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSN09113
Module leader: Imed Romdhani
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering

Module code: CSN08102
CISCO certification: CCNA 3+4

Description of module content:

The module is aligned with Cisco Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) professional examination. Principle topics to be covered therefore are:
OSI and TCP/IP models
IPv4 addressing
Implementing the basics of IPv6
Wide Area Network technologies and design
Intra-domain routing protocols (RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF)
Inter-domain routing protocols (IS-IS, BGP)
Implementing multicast
Implementing Mobile IP

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on the TCP/IP model and Network Layer functions.

LO2: Utilise a problem solving approach to configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting intra-domain routing protocols.

LO3: Utilise a problem solving approach to configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting inter-domain routing protocols

LO4: Implement multicast and mobile applications in Wide-Area Networks (WANs)

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Imed Romdhani
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be delivered via face-to-face lectures, practical labs, and tutorials with support of online materials (LOs 1-4) . These will be based on industry-standard CISCO Building Scalable Cisco
Internetworks (BSCI) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard materials. Students will work through the materials at their own pace during PC-based laboratory and tutorial sessions. During tutorial sessions, students will be extensively trained to use specially designed network emulators and simulators (LOs 1-4)

Formative Assessment:
Smaller formative and periodic self-assessments will allow students to assess their own abilities, prepare exams and compile the final learning log report (lab book). A feedback template will be provided for each laboratory activity and will include a set of self-assessment and reflective questions that a student needs to answer and to add to the lab book at the end of each practical activity. The students’ progress will be tracked via submissions and students who are experiencing difficulties will be identified and offered assistance.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be via one class test (LOs 1, 2) and a centrally timetabled exam (formal exam) (LOs 3, 4) each with the weighting of 40% in addition to a lab book report (Learning Log) (LOs 1,2,3,4) that will count for 20% of the total module weight.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face CL_TST 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1,2 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Learning Log 20 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 3,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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