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UNIT DESCRIPTION

Bachelor of Networking (BNet)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEng(Tel)

BN106-Networking Fundamentals

Trimester 1, 2016

1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SUBJECT WEIGHTING
Prerequisites: N/A
Co-requisites: BN103 Platform Technologies
Credit Points: 15 credit points
Level: Year 1, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 4 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours) Personal study hours/week: 5
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3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION
This is a second trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in networks. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/courses/bachelor-networking and http://www.mit.edu.au/courses/bachelor-engineering-technology-telecommunications

Computer Networks are built with a combination of computer hardware and computer software. Networks can be categorized in different ways such as according to the geographic area (LAN, WAN, MAN etc) or based on topology or on the types of protocols they support. This unit covers design, networking equipments, protocols and technologies essential to build computer networks. You will also learn principles, benefits and drawbacks of various networks such as home, private networks, public hotspots and the Internet.

The topics covered in Networking Fundamentals are: * Network models for resource sharing * Overview of network hardware and their functionalities * Network topologies, physical and logical * IP v4 addressing, classful and classless addressing, subnetting, NAT and PAT...

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