Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
In this unit, you will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate, using the OSI Model and TCIP/IP protocol suite as examples, including an examination of the functionality and protocols provided by the different layers of these systems. You will use this information to design a network to industry specifications.
This unit also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, for you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry
|Unit name||Computer Networks|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Identify the technical aspects of secure networking
- Analyse network protocols, processes and security principles in computer networking
- Communicate solutions to real-world problems
- Evaluate knowledge, practices and protocols in computer networks and cyber security
Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLo during the term.
Students will be required to attend two to three on campus practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).
Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.
AT1: Short answer compilation (30%)
AT2: Practical networking tasks (30%)
AT3: Case study report (40%)
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