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GCO3824 - Networks and data communications 2

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: I Gondal


Gippsland First semester 2008 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2008 (Off-campus)


This unit will introduce students to advances in the distributed networked environment. The unit provides knowledge of internetworking protocols, QoS for critical applications, network management and TCP/IP operation. Access to the university's computer systems through an internet service provider is compulsory for distance education students.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. describe the ISO OSI reference model
  2. describe Internet protocol architecture
  3. analyse the main functions and design issues of the network layer
  4. describe the operation of IPv6
  5. analyse the operation of TCP
  6. understand network security risks, requirements, and common security measures
  7. understand network management architecture
  8. understand common Internet applications including email, ftp, telnet and the WWW
  9. understand the basic concepts of multimedia communications and QoS


Assignments: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact hours

4 x contact hrs/week


FIT1005 or GCO3812


Translation set: FIT2020

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