Degree in Electronic Engineering in Communications + Degree in Engineering in ICT Management

Double Degree in Electronic Engineering in Communications + Degree in Engineering in ICT Management

La Salle Campus Barcelona offers 5 double degree programs in the fields of ICT Engineering and Business Management. With the double degrees, you can complete your university studies in 5 academic years and obtain two official degree qualifications

Local Area Networks

Description
This subject introduces students to the networking field. The course focuses on terminology and protocols related to networking and computer networks, specifically related to local area networks. The first part of the course introduces generic concepts about data networks and a deep study is performed about the OSI architecture, and also the TCP/IP architecture. The second part of the course studies advanced concepts related to local area networks and wireless networks. Several lab sessions are included in the course in order to promote the teamwork, help to reach the course objectives and apply them in practice.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria
Semester
Annual
Course
3
Credits
6.00

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

None.

Objectives

The graduates of our program get the knowledge to develop the following skills:
1. Basic knowledge on the subject.
2. Identify, analyze and methodologically troubleshoot problems in data networks.
3. Capacity for applying theoretic knowledge in practice.
4. Capacity for designing, installing, organizing and managing telecommunication networks, systems, services and infrastructures
5. Knowledge and use of concepts related to network architectures, protocols and communication interfaces.
6. Knowledge of technologies to interconnect networks and routing concepts.

Learning Outcomes of this subject are:
RA.01 Master the concept of network, its architecture, deployment and services (GT, GC, GK, GS).
RA.02 Differentiate the characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and main applications of circuit and packet switching strategies (GT, GC, GK, GS).
RA.03 Know the concepts and strategies of routing, planning and dimensioning of networks (GT, GC, GK, GS).
RA.04 Technologies and design of local networks (GI, GM, OTIC).
RA.05 Design and implementation of intranets (GI, GM, OTIC).
RA.06 Analysis, diagnosis and resolution of network problems (GI, GM, OTIC).
RA.07 Architecture and infrastructure of networks and telematic services (GI).

Contents

La asignatura se estructura en los siguientes capítulos:
1. Introducción a las Redes de Datos
2. Redes de Área Local
3. Redes Ethernet
4. Nivel de red
5. Encaminamiento IP
6. Redes de Área Local Virtuales (VLANs)
7. IPv6
8. Nivel de transporte
9. Traducción de direcciones
10. Nivel de aplicación

Methodology

The methodology used in this course is mainly based on master theoretical classes. In the lectures the theoretical contents are taught during the course. In these classes, discussions are promoted about specific themes and the problems proposed during the course are solved. Also new exercises are suggested to the students and they can solve them out of the class time. The main goal of these exercises is to reinforce the theoretical concepts in order to apply them in practice. These exercises are partially or totally solved in posterior classes, so the students can check their improvement. There are also some classes dedicated only to work and find the correct answers to proposed exercises where the students are actively involved in the problem’s resolution.
Different labs are performed during the course, where the students apply the knowledge acquired in the lectures. During the classes the teachers promote the teamwork, the critical spirit and the troubleshooting capacity in a methodological way.
The resolution of the student questions is performed by different ways: during the class time, during the tuition time, by email or by forums in eStudy.

Evaluation

The course evaluation is performed with the following methods:
A. Exams
C. Quizzes
J. Classroom participation
L. Laboratory participation

The subject is divided in two semesters and there is an exam for each semester. The final grade is obtained by the arithmetic average between both semesters, only if the student has passed each semester. These exams let the teacher evaluate the written communication and the capacity for analysis and synthesis of the learned knowledge in the networking area. Also the knowledge on the subject and the capacity to apply the knowledge to the proposed exercises are evaluated.

Another important point in the subject evaluation is related to the labs. The grades are rounded up depending on class and laboratory participation. Continuous assessment consists on hands-on activities, exercises, tests, presentations and challenges.

Evaluation Criteria

- Objective 1: Basic knowledge on the subject. [A, C]
- Objective 2: The student should demonstrate ability to identify, analyse and methodologically troubleshoot data networks [A, C]
- Objective 3: The student should demonstrate capacity for applying theoretical knowledge in practice. [A, L]
- Objective 4: Capacity for designing, installing, organizing and managing telecommunication networks, systems, services and infrastructures. [A, C]
- Objective 5: Knowledge and use of concepts related to network architectures, protocols and communication interfaces. [A, C, J, L]
- Objective 6: Knowledge of technologies to interconnect networks and routing concepts. [A, C, J, L]

Basic Bibliography

- Apunts de Telemàtica I, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria La Salle
- Exercicis i Exàmens de Telemàtica I, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria La Salle
- www.netacad.com (Curriculum de CCNA Routing & Switching – Introduction to networks)
- Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Cisco Press
- Comunicaciones y Redes de Computadores, William Stallings, Pearson

Additional Material

- Andrew Tannenbaum, Redes de ordenadores, Prentice-Hall