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49202 Communication Protocols

6cp; block; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): (48740 Communications Networks AND (120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



Students completing this subject have a good understanding of the theory of communication protocols and its application to popular protocols, in particular TCP/IP, as well as the analysis of performance and troubleshooting protocol issues in large carrier-grade networks. A significant practice-oriented laboratory component allows students to gain deeper insights into the theory through the use of the Wireshark packet sniffing application. The Alcatel-Lucent course from the service router certification program ( 3FL30632AAAAZZZZA (called scalable IP networks) has been integrated into this subject and allows students (together with an optional two-day short course and external exam) to gain the Networking Routing Specialist 1 (NRS1) industry certification.

Study of an additional three UTS subjects (49201, 42902, 42903), another two-day short course, three external exams and one laboratory exam allows students to gain the NRS2 industry certification.

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Autumn session, City campus
August session, City campus

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