This unit aims to introduce the systematic top-down network design approach for designing enterprise computer networks. A top down process focuses on requirements analysis and architecture design, which should be completed before the selection of specific network components. The unit provides students with tested processes and tools to help them understand traffic flow, communication protocol behaviour, and internetworking technologies. On completion of the unit, students are equipped to design enterprise computer networks that meet an enterprise users requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk
CSE3821, CPE3004, CSE5807, FIT3030, FIT3024
Dr Suttisak Jantavongso
Contact hours: Wednesday 10am - 12pm
Dr Mohan Das
At the completion of this unit students should have:
Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Computer Network Design and Deployment - Group Assignment: Report and Presentation||40%||Presentation in Week 9 or Week 10 Tutorial (to be confirmed), Report due Wednesday 5 October 2011, 4pm|
|Examination 1||60 %||To be advised|
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|0||Students should register for tutorials||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||Introduction of unit, Part I - Identifying network users' needs and goals: Analysing business goals and constraints; analysing technical goals and tradeoffs|
|2||Characterising the existing internetwork; characterising network traffic; **Tutorials begin this week.**|
|3||Part II - Logical Network Design: designing a network topology|
|4||Designing models for Addressing and Naming|
|5||Selecting Switching and Routing Protocols|
|6||Developing Network Security Strategies|
|7||Developing Network Management Strategies|
|8||Part III - Physical Network Design: Selecting Technologies and Devices for Campus Networks|
|9||Selecting Technologies and Devices for Enterprise Networks||Assignment Presentation in Week 9 Tutorial (to be confirmed)|
|10||Part IV - Testing, Optimizing, and Documenting Network Design: Testing the network design||Assignment Presentation in Week 10 Tutorial (to be confirmed), Report due Wednesday 5 October 2011, 4pm|
|11||Optimizing your network design|
|12||Documenting the network design|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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