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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Networking Technologies
Reference Code: M1.7
STAGE
Year 1
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks X 3.15 Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO1
Explain basic networking concepts and solutions.
LO2
Describe network protocols, layers and switching.
LO3
Design a small to medium-sized business network.
LO4
Implement and configure basic network connectivity between devices.
LO5
Apply industry-acceptable networking monitoring.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
3, 4, 5
CA 1 – Practical labs
60%
1, 2, 3
CA 2 – In-class test
40%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Networking Technologies

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this module are to introduce the leaner to the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of traditional network provisioning.

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of data communication and networking using, amongst others, CISCO network systems.
  • Explain the basics of data communications, backgrounds and concepts of computer networking.
  • Describe the internet, how it works, its structures, and services provided.
  • Be competent in configuring devices to take part in a network and connect to the wider internet.
  • Understand the legal requirements and standards in computer networking.
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