MODULE DETAILS

Module 9: TCP/IP and VoIP

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

This module covers the basics of TCP/IP and VoIP. TCP/IP is the protocol suite on which the Internet runs, and was widely embraced by Industry, to the point where it has become a de facto standard.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Examine and discuss the TCP/IP Internet Layer protocols

2.    Examine and discuss the TCP/IP Host-to-Host Layer protocols

3.    Examine and discuss the TCP/IP Application layer protocols and TCP/IP utilities

4.    Examine and discuss the basics of Voice over IP



Learning Outcome 1

Examine and discuss the TCP/IP Internet Layer protocols

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Examine and discuss the basics of IPv4, with emphasis on:

(a) header structure

(b) subnet masking

(c) classful vs. classless addressing

(d) private addresses

(e) basic routing/N

1.2

Capture and analyse ARP frames

1.3

Capture and analyse ICMP frames

1.4

Examine and discuss the basics of IPv6, with emphasis on:

(a) header structure

(b) address types


Learning Outcome 2

Examine and discuss the TCP/IP Host-to-Host Layer protocols

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Examine and discuss the basics of TCP, with emphasis on:

(a) header structure

(b) Ports and sockets

(c) connections

2.2

Examine and discuss the basics of UDP


Learning Outcome 3

Examine and discuss the TCP/IP Application layer protocols and TCP/IP utilities

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Examine and discuss the various TCP/IP Application layer protocols and their functionality

3.2

Apply DOS and Windows-based utilities for troubleshooting


Learning Outcome 4

Examine and discuss the basics of Voice over IP

Assessment Criteria

4.1

Discuss the codecs available for VoIP

4.2

Discuss the protocols used for VoIP, with emphasis on:

(a) RTP/RTCP

(b) H.323

(c) BGCP/SIP

4.3

Examine and discuss the QoS issues around VoIP

4.4

Discuss the use of VoIP in mining applications



Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Wireshark

Hardware

  •  N/A