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COMP8014 - Converged Networks

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Title:Converged Networks
Long Title:Converged Networks
Module Code:COMP8014
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2010/11 ( February 2011 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: JONATHAN SHERWIN
Module Description: Students learn about the standards and technologies used to carry voice, video and data in a converged network.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Implement applications enabled by a multi-service convergent network
LO2 Explain how real-time traffic is prioritised and carried within a data network.
LO3 Design Multicast Networks
LO4 Engineer networks suitable for voice, multicast traffic and high-speed switched Internet based networks
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
7595 COMP6010 Routing Protocols and Concepts
7596 COMP6020 LAN Switching & Wireless
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Real-time Applications in a Converged Network
Review of Traditional Voice Networks; Codec / Vocoder Technologies; VoIP Transport; Real-Time Concerns; RTP/RTCP; H.323 and SIP as signalling protocols; Cloud-based VoIP & Video services
QoS for a Converged Network
IP QOS review of QoS; 802.1p/q; Queuing mechanisms – WFQ,CBWFQ,Low-Latency, Random Early Detection; Integrated Services; Reservation Protocol (RSVP); Differentiated Services (Diffserv); QoS issues in WANs;
Multiprotocol Label Switching
MPLS Header; MPLS forwarding basics; Quality of service with MPLS TE; MPLS VPN applications
IP Multicast
Multicast addressing; IGMP, IGMP snooping; Multicast routing protocols (PIM-DM, -SM, SDM); Configuration
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Converged Networks Project 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Lab No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Scott Firestone, Thiya Ramalingam, Steve Fry 2007, Voice and Video Conferencing Fundamentals, 1st Ed. Ed., Cisco Press [ISBN: 978-1-58705-268-7]
  • Luc De Ghein 2006, MPLS Fundamentals, 1st Ed. Ed., Cisco Press [ISBN: 978-1-58705-197-5]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Christina Hattingh, Darryl Sladden, ATM Zakaria Swapan 2010, SIP Trunking, Cisco Press [ISBN: 978-1-58705-944-4]
  • Eric Osborne, Ajay Simha 2003, Traffic engineering with MPLS, Cisco Press [ISBN: 978-1587050312]
  • Amir Ranjbar 2007, CCNP ONT Official Exam Certification Guide, Cisco Press [ISBN: 978-1-58720-176-3]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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