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CSC8513 Network Performance Analysis

Short Description: Network Performance Analysis
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020113 - Networks and Communications
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 19 April 2019

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN

Other requisites

Recommended Pre-requisite: CSC3407.
Students who have enrolled in or completed CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis cannot enrol in this course.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Synopsis

This course will cover the following subjects: queueing theory; performance of communication networks including measurement, modelling and analysis of network performance including reliability, packet loss, throughput and delay, and security; network architecture including layering of networks; network design including dimensioning (deciding how fast/many of the links switches, routers and servers there should be), routing design (where traffic should go), topological design (where to put new links) and security (authentication, VLAN's, firewalls). Students will tackle a series of example problems of network analysis and designs of increasing complexity and by the end of the course will have a clear understanding of how the traffic level and statistics, on the one hand, and the network topology and specifications on the other hand combine to deliver the performance experienced by network users.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online