Advanced Networking

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 3270
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Lectures: 36/Lab: 12
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
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).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

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.
Textbook Materials

Beasley, J.S. and Nilkaew, P, Networking Essentials, Latest ed., Pearson.


other textbooks approved by the CSIS department.



Min grade C in CSIS 2270





Course 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.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 3XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC CSC 1XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 1480 (3) or LANG CPSC 1XXX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 328 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 3XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 3270 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CPSC 3XX (3) 2006/01/01 to 2016/08/31
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CMPT 2XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 2nd (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 344 (3) 2016/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 1XX (1.5) 2016/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.