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ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
577
032231
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
CSC
Switched Network Management
Switched Network Management
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering (14ECE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
3
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ECE 592Fall 1442
ECE 592Fall 1340
ECE 592 Fall 1226
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Laboratory2
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Ioannis Viniotis
Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoN/A
Laboratory4040NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Topics related to design and management of campus enterprise networks, including VLAN design; virtualization and automation methodologies for management; laboratory use of open space source and commercial tools for managing such networks.

Skills in the area of network design and management are deemed important for enterprise architects and administrators and present numerous employment opportunities to our graduates.  The MSCN program was lacking crucial courses on network management. I have been teaching such a course as ECE592-027/CSC51-027, a special topics in the last 3 years. It has filled a gap in our curriculum offering and has been well attended and received by the student body. It is also one of very few lab-based courses in the same curriculum. We are converting it into a regular course.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringGeorge RouskasThis course had been discussed with CSC. It is a cross-listed course with CSC, and the CSC department is in favor.
The ECE networking lab in EB2 2027 has been and will be used for the lab demos, exercises and homeworks. Seven pods with 2 computers, 4 routers and 4 switches are typically assigned to this course. No additional resources are required.

This course has been a regular part of the instructor’s teaching rotation since 2012.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize business drivers and technical design requirements related to the design and management of campus enterprise networks

  • Apply available methods for operating and managing such networks, including virtualization and automation

  • Utilize, in a lab environment, available  tools for   managing such networks, including both open source and commercial tools

  • Summarize, evaluate or implement specific protocols (e.g., STP, SNMP, CTP, HSRP)


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework30%Assignments
Lab assignments20%Lab Exams
Midterm502 exams
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Administration; Background review75 Min75 Minute Lecture
IPv4 Addressing and aubnetting 75 Min 75 Minute Lecture
Switch/router architecture - Layer 2, 3 forwarding 75 min 75 Minute Lecture
Switch/router architecture - Layer 2, 3 forwarding 3 Hours3 Hours Lab prep
NCCM concepts and requirements - designer's view (FCAPS, ITIL, automation)75 Min 75 Minute Lecture
NCCM concepts and requirements - designer's view (FCAPS, ITIL, automation)3 Hour3 Hour Lab prep
NCCM concepts and requirements - designer's view (FCAPS, ITIL, automation)3 hour3 hour lab no prep
The feedback management model for the administrator75 Min 75 Minute Lecture
VLAN fundamentals - technical concepts75 Min 75 Min Lecture
VLAN advanced (Trunking, VTP, Etherchannel)75 Min75 Minute Lecture
VLAN advanced (Trunking, VTP, Etherchannel)3 Hour3 Hours Lab prep
STP (operation, configuration parameters)75 Min 75 Minute Lecture
STP advanced (protection, variations)75 Min75 Minute Lecture
STP advanced (protection, variations)3 hour3 Hours Lab Prep
VLAN design150 Min2 75 Min lectures
VLAN design 3 hour3 Hours lab prep
Hierarchical and modular (switched) network design150 Min 2 75 Minute lectures
Hierarchical and modular (switched) network design3 hour 3 hour lab no prep
High availability (redundancy) designs - HSRP75 min 75 Minute lecture
Multilayer switching (InterVLAN routing, CEF)75 Min 75 Minute Lecture
Multilayer switching (InterVLAN routing, CEF)3 hour 3 hours lab no prep
Virtualization150 Min 2 75 Minute Lectures
Review - the big lessons75 Min 75 Minute Lecture
Troubleshooting layer 2 issues3 hours3 Hour lab no prep
Troubleshooting layer 3 issues3 hours3 hour lab no prep
Two midterm exams150 Min 2 75 Minute exams
ABGS Reviewer Comments: The make-up policy needs clarification.

ghodge 08/26/2015 instructor may want to clarify makeup policy for exam. Okay for Board.
ghodge (Thu, 28 May 2015 15:11:57 GMT): changed contact hours to 2 lecture, 2 lab; syllabus needs editing as learning outcomes is written using Greek symbols
ghodge (Thu, 28 May 2015 15:15:27 GMT): why are all lectures shown as optional in syllabus
mlnosbis (Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:37:49 GMT): Please edit the Student Learning Outcomes to match those in the CIM form. Symbols are fine for the syllabus you disburse, but the syllabus here should match CIM.
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