This unit presents an overview of computer networking systems, laying the foundation for more advanced wired and wireless networking units in the course. It includes a perspective on the evolution of networking systems and their future. Topics include: computer networks and the Internet, seven-layer OSI Model, network design, sub-networking, routing, switching, IPv6, network implementation with CISCO routers and switches, simulators, and etc. This knowledge and skills will be applied to analyse, evaluate, design and develop computer networks based on real world scenarios.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):