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Unit: Switch Engineering Unit Level: HND Unit Code: SWE Student Name: Date of Issue: 30/01/2017 Student ID: Date of Submission: 10/04/2017 Coursework Regulations 1 All coursework must be submitted via http://technology.stpmoodle.net/ 2 Please check the submission date and time and ensure that coursework is submitted on time. 3 Requests for an extension must be in accordance with the guidelines set out in the college regulations, with the necessary documentary evidence to support your request. Refer to The Student Handbook. 4 General guidelines for submission of coursework: a) All work must be word-processed and must be of a “good” standard. b) Document margins should not be more than 2.5cm or less than 1.5cm. c) Font size in the range of 11 to 14 points distributed to including headings and body text. Preferred typeface to be of a common standard such as Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman for the main text. c) All work completed including any software constructedmay not be used for any purpose other than the purpose of intended study without prior written permission from St Patrick’s College. Remember to keep evidence of your submitted coursework.   Assignment front sheet Qualification Unit number and title Pearson BTEC HND Diploma in Network Engineering and Telecommunications Systems Custom Unit: Switch Engineering Student name Assessor name Amjad Alam Date issued Completion date Submitted on Assignment title Assignment: Switch Engineering LO Learning outcome (LO) AC In this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to: Task no. Evidence (Page no) LO 1 Investigate the LAN Switching 1.1 Analyse the concept of Internetworking. 1 1.2 Evaluate the concept of Switching. 1 1.3 Demonstrate the Switch Configuration. 1 LO 2 Investigate and design Switching Security 2.1 Examine the Network Security Concepts. 2 2.2 Research VLAN attacks. 2 2.3 Review Random Frame-Stress Attacks. 2 LO 3 Understand the concepts underlying Ethernet Switching Network Design 3.1 Analyse the Ethernet Switching. 3 3.2 Contrast the multilayer Switching. 3 3.3 Evaluate industrial application of Ethernet Switching. 3 3.4 Demonstrate Ethernet Switch Network Design. 3 LO 4 Investigate and critically evaluate the Wireless LAN Switching 4.1 Demonstrate, how Wireless Switching Works. 4 4.2 Analyse WLAN Switching Architecture. 4 4.3 Evaluate Wireless Traffics. 4 4.4 Evaluate Wireless Management and Monitoring. 4 Learner declaration I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged. Student signature: Date: In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades Grade Descriptor Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions Effective judgements have been made An effective approach to study and research has been applied To achieve M1 effective judgements will have to be made in presentingthe concept on the fundamental of Switched LAN, How a Switch Works [AC 1.2]. And on how to overcome the threats. [AC 2.2 & 2.3] M2 Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques Coherently present with appropriate methods Learner must provide detailed configurations made. [AC 3.4] M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings Presentation have been used appropriately and technical language has been accurately used To achieve M3 you must cover wireless switching standards such as IEEE 802 LAN Standards Family, IEEE 802.11 Topology, IEEE 802.11Logical Architecture, IEEE 802.11 services [AC 4.2] D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified. To achieve D1, your findings should cover the concept on Transparent Bridges, Bridging between technologies, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), fundamental of Switched LAN, How a Switch Works [AC 1.2] D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities Check validity when collecting, analysing and processing information/data Adopt and correctly use a recognised referencing scheme e.g. Harvard Referencing Learner need to present on findings which shows that you made use of VLAN, VLAN server mode, STP, Trunking & incorporate various servers such as DHCP, DNS, email server, FTP, etc. [AC 3.3] And Appropriate references/ sources need to be provided. D3 Demonstrate convergent/lateral/ creative thinking Alternative and innovative approaches have been considered To achieve D3 learner need to provide the configurations using port security. [AC 2.2 & 2.3] And you need to demonstrate the use of Wireless Management and Monitoring [AC 4.4] Assignment title Switch Engineering Purpose of this assignment Scenario: In today’s information-based economy, information is taken as power and control. To get the right information at the right time to the right people through the right channel is vital in any organization’s decision making processes. Network communication is one of the domains which are pivotal to the information and communication technology. A computer network involves many devices/media responsible for sharing (sending and receiving) data utilizing the transmission media. The internet is an example of such a network which spans globally. Apparently, the practical realization, management, maintenance, delegation, security and standards etc. of any network are the key challenges. Assume that Creative Consultant is a UK based Management Consultancy Company having its branches in operation over many countries in Europe, Asia and Australia. Recently the company has been successful to obtain the management consultancy of two major national banks in USA. In line with this, next month the company is going to establish a New York based office consisting of admin, accounts, finance, research department each consisting of 15, 18, 42 and 35 employees respectively. The proposed site consisting of four floors in a multi-storeyed building has already been acquired in the heart of the city. Description of the problem to be solved Assume that you have been working as a network consultant in the company and based at headquarter in London and have been temporarily deployed to produce a plan & design document to set-up a network equipping the proposed office with a file server, intranet server, mail server and connectivity to the head office. Additionally, you are also required to document a list and specification of the required network technologies, network hardware etc. (in the context of switch engineering). Your plan and design document should address the following issues clearly with proper suggestions substantiated by right justification in the context of switch engineering. Task 1 – Investigate the LAN Switching 1. Analyse the concept of Internetworking and the devices used [AC 1.1] 2. Evaluate the concept of Switching. [AC 1.2] 3. Taking an example of Cisco Switch, demonstrate the basic Switch Configuration [AC 1.3] Note: [For AC 1.1, you need to present findings on with Internetworking concepts and the devices used such Hub, Switch, and Bridge. For AC 1.2, you need to present about Layer 2 & Layer 3 switch and explain on how a switch works For AC 1.3, you need to present the configurations on how you set password, change switch name, change interface/ ports operation such as half duplex, half duplex, setting ip address and gateway for remote login, deleting flash file, etc.] [Assessment Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3] Task 2 – Investigate and design Switching Security 1. Examine the Network Security Concepts. [AC 2.1] 2. Explain the different types of VLAN attacks. [AC 2.2] 3. Review Random Frame-Stress Attacks. [AC 2.3] Note: [For AC 2.1, you need to present findings on network Security, security threads, QoS, Monitoring, Remote monitoring. For AC 2.2, you need to present findings on VLAN attacks like VLAN hopping attacks, Address Resolution Protocol attacks, VLAN Trunking Protocol att
ack, etc. For AC 2.3, you need to present findings on Random Frame-Stress attacks.] [Assessment Criteria: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] i. Task 3 – Understand the concepts underlying Ethernet Switching Network Design 1. Analyse the Ethernet Switching. [AC 3.1] 2. Contrast the difference between layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching. [AC 3.2] 3. Evaluate on the industrial application of Ethernet Switching. [AC 3.3] 4. Demonstrate Ethernet switch Network Design of the above case study using the concepts of VLAN. [AC 3.4] Note: [For AC 3.1, you need to present findings on Origin of Ethernet, 1st Ethernet, and Ethernet standardisation, 3com Ethernet, Star LAN, 10 BASE-T, Ethernet Switching, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet. For AC 3.2, you need to present the benefits of a Layer 2 Switch in a Network & Benefits of a Layer 3 Router in a Network. For AC 3.3, you need to present on the use of Ethernet switching and its advantages. For AC 3.4, you need to present on the network design as stated in the case study] [Assessment Criteria: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4] Task 4 – Investigate and critically evaluate the Wireless LAN Switching 1. Demonstrate on how Wireless Switching works. [AC 4.1] 2. Analyse WLAN Switching Architecture. [AC 4.2] 3. Evaluate Wireless Traffics. [AC 4.3] 4. Evaluate Wireless Management and Monitoring. [AC 4.4] Note: [For AC 4.1, you need to present findings on wireless LAN, and how it works using concepts of Beacons Probes Authentication Association. (Refer teaching week 9 slides) For AC 4.2, you need to present WLAN Switching Architecture such as ESS (Extended Service Set), IBSS – Independent BSS, BSS (Basic Service Set), centralized, decentralized, etc. For AC 4.3, you need to present on the use of Ethernet switching and its advantages. For AC 4.4, you need to present on wireless management and monitoring such as on the use of tools such as Wireshark, Dude, Nmap/Zenmap, ZipTie, NetStumbler, Nessus, Active Ports, etc. (refer http://www.computerworld.com/article/2535960/networking/reader-favorites–10-great-free-network-tools.html ) Note: 1) You are allowed to make any valid assumptions giving appropriate reasons for such assumptions and other possible alternatives. 2) Assignment Word Limit: 3000 [Assessment Criteria: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4] Achievement Summary Qualification Pearson BTEC HND Diploma in Network Engineering and Telecommunications Systems Assessor name Amjad Alam Unit Number and title Custom Unit: Switch Engineering Student name LO Learning outcome (LO) AC To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to: Achieved (yes/no) LO 1 Investigate the LAN Switching 1.1 Analyse the concept of Internetworking. 1 1.2 Evaluate the concept of Switching. 1 1.3 Demonstrate the Switch Configuration. 1 LO 2 Investigate and design Switching Security 2.1 Examine the Network Security Concepts. 2 2.2 Research VLAN attacks. 2 2.3 Review Random Frame-Stress Attacks. 2 LO 3 Understand the concepts underlying Ethernet Switching Network Design 3.1 Analyse the Ethernet Switching. 3 3.2 Contrast the multilayer Switching. 3 3.3 Evaluate industrial application of Ethernet Switching. 3 3.4 Demonstrate Ethernet Switch Network Design. 3 LO 4 Investigate and critically evaluate the Wireless LAN Switching 4.1 Demonstrate, how Wireless Switching Works. 4 4.2 Analyse WLAN Switching Architecture. 4 4.3 Evaluate Wireless Traffics. 4 4.4 Evaluate Wireless Management and Monitoring. 4 Higher Grade Achievements Grade descriptor Achieved Grade descriptor Achieved M1: Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions D1: Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions M2: Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques D2: Take responsibility for managing and organising activities M3: Present and communicate appropriate findings D3: Demonstrate convergent /lateral /creative thinking

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