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Advanced Networking

Course Code: CSIS 3270
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course introduces students with knowledge and skills on designing, setting up and managing enterprise networks. Topics include subnet planning with classless IPv4 addresses, dynamic routing protocols, spanning tree protocols, wireless LAN (WLAN) technologies and deployment, and IPv6 migration techniques. Students will gain hands-on experience in configuring routers and switches, setting up network access controls, and carrying out site survey for WLAN. This course is suitable for students who would like to gain practical knowledge on designing and maintaining enterprise networks.

Course Content

  1. Switching and routing
  2. Spanning tree protocols
  3. Classless IP addressing
  4. Subnet planning
  5. Dynamic routing protocols
  6. IPv6 addressing
  7. IPv4 to IPv6 migration techniques
  8. Wireless networking fundamentals
  9. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) topologies and medium access
  10. IEEE 802.11 standards
  11. WLAN network design and site survey

Methods of Instruction

Lecture, seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment

Assignments/labs 15-25%
Quiz(zes)* 15-30%
Midterm Examination*  25-40%
Final Examination* 25-40%
Total 100%

*** In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. explain the functions of switches and routers;
  2. demonstrate the importance and operations of spanning tree protocols;
  3. configure spanning tree protocol on switches;
  4. explain the advantages of classless addressing over classful addressing;
  5. design an enterprise network using classless addressing;
  6. identify protocols used for interior and exterior networks;
  7. explain the main features of IPv6 addressing;
  8. analyze different IPv4 to IPv6 migration techniques;
  9. configure dynamic routing protocol on routers;
  10. configure LANs using switches and routers;
  11. explain data transmission mechanisms used for wireless networks;
  12. explain the performance differences between different IEEE 802.11 standards;
  13. perform network design for an enterprise wireless network;
  14. configure Wireless LANs;
  15. perform site survey for a Wireless LAN;
  16. design and implement Enterprise Networks.

course prerequisites

Min grade C in CSIS 2270





curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

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course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.