CSC4062 Practicum In Networking

Fall 2015

Course Description

This course a comprehensive networking project to plan, design, create, test, and document a complete networking infrastructure based on a set of criteria provided by the instructor. Components may include multi-segment, multi-site LAN, security assets (firewall, proxy, VPN), wireless distribution, authentication management, routing, redundancy, monitoring, content filtering, and bandwidth management. Prerequisites: CSC3013 Computer Networks and Telecommunications

Meeting Time

Wednesday's 4:30-5:30 CS Conference Room.


Methods used in this class

Each student will be given a unique set of requirement specifications custom designed to utilize the specific areas of specialization covered in the certifications chosen by that students. Students will be required to complete and document a series of milestones in the process of completing the practicum. Typical Milestones:

Milestone Date
Project Proposal Sept 10
System Requirements Specification with prioritized requirements Sept 24
Research results on possible solutions (with requirements matching table) Oct 1
High level architectural design proposal Oct 8
Design proposal (with justification) Oct 15
Equipment and materials specification Oct 22
System documentation Nov 19
System test specification Nov 5
Systems test results Dec 3
System presentation and demonstration Dec 8

Method of evaluation

Each milestone will be assigned a grade based on completeness, quality of work, applicability to requirements, and readability. The first 8 milestones will be worth 7.5% each, and final milestones (9 and 10) will be worth 20% each.

Possible Projects

  1. Create a set of virtual machines plus virtual routers to be a virtual testbed for VLAN and Routing experiment
  2. Design, set up test and demonstrate a complete VLAN based design at at least 5 switches and 5 VLANS
  3. Set up, test and demonstrate a firewall, router, and bandwitdth management system (pFSense or other)
  4. Others, as you propose

Grading Scale

The final grade for the course will be based on the following scale.

A 93-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 87-90%
B 83-87%
B- 80-83%
C+ 77-80%
C 73-77%
C- 70-73%
D+ 67-70%
D 60-67%
F below 60%

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