NDD430 - Network Diagnostics and Design

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Subject Title
Network Diagnostics and Design

Subject Description
This subject draws the student's attention to the issues and considerations related to the inter-connectivity of various operating system platforms. Students learn to identify, isolate and subsequently overcome various installation and maintenance-related obstacles. It is expected that students will be proficient in setting up, maintaining and diagnosing an interconnected multi-server environment by subject end. This course also introduces networking design topics, including developing a scalable and redundant network design. Students learn how to design a network by addressing client's needs, such as cost, security, bandwidth issues and reliability. Over 30% of this course is devoted to group project work, designed to allow the students to apply the knowledge they have acquired in all the subjects in the previous semesters.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CNS/CTY Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Research a remedy for a specific problem

2. Monitor network traffic and evaluate network performance

3. Diagnose and solve problems that may occur from time to time

4. Maintain a coherent document of different problems and solutions

5. Exhibit a clear understanding of the functions of proxy servers and NAT

6. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the concepts of subnets and variable length subnet masks

7. Determine the hardware and software requirements and status

8. Distinguish between hardware and software-related problems

9. Prepare a detailed proposal that describes a custom-designed network and its supporting devices

10. Design multi-segmented networks using routers, switches and other WAN devices

11. Display in-depth understanding of the hardware and network requirements posed by high traffic web servers and web sites

12. Prototype key aspects of the designed network as proof of concept

13. Present a proposal to potential client for consideration, evaluation

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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