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COMP705 – Connecting Networks

Module code
Module title
Connecting Networks
To enable students to gain an understanding of Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network.
  • BI1601
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of WAN technologies, point-to-point connections, branch connections, remote access technologies, access control lists, network security, network monitoring, quality of service, IoT, cloud infrastructure and network troubleshooting techniques

Evaluate and compare different WAN technologies

Configure and troubleshoot point-to-point protocols, VPNS, eBGP, access control lists, SNMP and Cisco Switch Port Analyser
-WAN technologies
-Point-to-point connections and protocols
-Branch connections
-Remote Access technologies
-Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
-External Border Gateway Protocol (eBGP)
-Access control lists
-Network security
-Network monitoring
-Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
-Quality of service
-Network evolution
-Internet of Things (IoT)
-Cloud infrastructure
-Network programming
-Network troubleshooting techniques
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
Cisco Netspace Learning Management System
Computer network lab with Cisco Routers and Switches
Required Textbooks
Online Learning material located at Students will gain access through enrolment into Cisco Netspace.

An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually

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