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Unit: Switch Engineering Unit Code: SWE Learning hours: 60 NQF Level 5: BTEC Higher National – H2 Aims of the unit In order to appreciate today’s networks that handle integrated text, data, and interactive voice and video, you must possess a thorough understanding of switches and the newest technologies that make sophisticated network services possible. The unit provides the ground work for building switched networks and provides a comprehensive, technical survey of the networking technologies that comprise the core of evolving LAN and WAN infrastructures. Summary of learning outcomes To achieve this unit a learner must: 1. Investigate the LAN Switching 2. Investigate and design Switching Security 3. Understand the concepts underlying Ethernet Switching Network Design 4. Investigate and critically evaluate the Wireless LAN Switching Outcomes and assessment criteria Outcomes Assessment criteria for pass To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: 1. Investigate the LAN Switching • Analyse the concept of Internetworking. • Evaluate the concept of Switching. • Demonstrate the Switch Configuration 2. Investigate and design Switching Security • Examine the Network Security Concepts. • Research VLAN attacks. • Review Random Frames-Stress Attacks. 3. Understand the concepts underlying Ethernet Switching Network Design • Analyse the Ethernet Switching. • Contrast the multilayer switching. • Evaluate industrial application of Ethernet Switching. • Demonstrate Ethernet Switch Network design. 4. Investigate and critically evaluate the Wireless LAN Switching • Demonstrate, how Wireless Switching Works. • Analyse WLAN Switching Architecture. • Evaluate Wireless Traffics. • Evaluate Wireless Management and Monitoring. Syllabus Outline 1. LAN Switching Foundation of Switching: Network Architecture, Addressing, IEEE standards, Internetworking devices, Transparent Bridges, Bridging between technologies, , Spanning Tree Protocol(STP), Fundamental of Switched LAN, How a Switch Works. Principle of LAN Switching: Switched LAN concepts, Layer 3 Switches, 4th Generations of Switch integrations, Switch configuration, Switch Application environment Advance LAN Switch Concept: Full duplex operation, LAN and Switch Flow control, Multicast Pruning, Virtual LAN, Switch Management 2. Switching Security Overview of Network Security: Concept of network security, Security threads, QoS, Monitoring, Remote monitoring, Basic Routing and Switch security: General switch security, Port security, VLAN Attacks, Random Frame-Stress attacks, LAN Access. 3. Ethernet Switching Networks Design History of Ethernet: Origin of Ethernet, 1st Ethernet, Ethernet standardisation, 3com Ethernet, Star LAN, 10 BASE-T, Ethernet Switching, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet. Ethernet Switching and Standards: OSI model, 10mbps Ethernet (MAC & PHY), 100 BASE-T & 1000 BASE-T, Ethernet standards Ethernet Switching: Multilayer Switching, Multilayer Switches Information Resources, Switched LAN Network Designs, Benefits of a Layer 2 Switch in a Network, Benefits of a Layer 3 Router in a Network, VLAN Design Considerations, General Network Design Principles, Switched LAN Network Design Principles. 4. Wireless LAN Switching Wireless Technology: What is Wireless LAN, Wireless LAN Applications, Wireless LAN Technology. Wireless switching standards: IEEE 802 LAN Standards Family, IEEE 802.11 Topology, IEEE 802.11Logical Architecture, IEEE 802.11 services Wireless LAN switching: How Wireless Switching Works, WLAN Switching Architecture, Wireless Traffic, Wireless Management and Monitoring. Delivery This unit may be delivered as a stand-alone package or alongside other units such as Unit 12: Networking Technology, Unit 31: Networking Infrastructure. The learners must attend lectures, seminars, and group discussions. Most effort of the learners should be spent in research based activities to complete the assignment in this unit. Assessment There is an obvious need to combine practical and theoretical assessment. The theory can be delivered by using lectures, demonstrations and case studies that consider the goals of effective system administration. Learners can produce reports that describe features and show an understanding of the principles and definitions. The practical aspects provide an opportunity for learners to plan, install and maintain a client/server network. It is essential that a logbook is maintained for recording both progress and effectiveness. Links This unit provides a solid base of understanding of switching. This unit links with Unit 12: Networking Technology, Unit 31: Networking Infrastructure. Resources Cisco Packet Tracer (You need to register to this site) https://www.netacad.com/about-networking-academy/packet-tracer/ OPNET simulator http://www.opnet.com/ Support materials Textbooks Tutors should be aware that textbooks are frequently updated and that they should use the latest editions where available. This is a practical unit and textbook materials should be used for reference purposes. There is a range of general textbooks relating to this unit, including the following: 1. Wendell Odom (2016) CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125: Official Cert Guide Library, ISBN: 9781587205811 (For Syllabus Outline 1 & 3) 2. David Hucaby (2016) CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide, ISBN: 9781587144578 for learning outcome 4. 3. Omar Santos (2015) CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide, ISBN: 9781587205668 for learning outcome 2. 4. Matthew Castelli (2004), LAN switching first step, Cisco Press, ISBN: 1-58720-100-3 (For Syllabus Outline 1, 2, 3 & 4) 5. http://www.kmj.com/kmjinfo/smenu.html (For Syllabus Outline 4) 6. http://www.mitretek.org/pubs/sigma/fall2002/chap2.pdf (For Syllabus Outline 4) 7. http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/whitepapers/world-of-wireless/index.php?pg=1 (For Syllabus Outline 4)

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