ITNAA2 Advanced Networking Block 1

This module is presented on NQF level 6.
5% will be deducted from the student’s project mark for each calendar day the project is submitted late, up to a maximum of three calendar days. The penalty will be based on the official campus submission date.
Projects submitted later than three calendar days after the deadline or not submitted will get 0%.
This is an individual project.

This project contributes 20% towards the final mark.

Instructions to Student
1. Please ensure that your answer file (where applicable) is named as follows before submission: Module Code – Assessment Type – Campus Name – Student Number.
2. Remember to keep a copy of all submitted projects.
3. All work must be typed.
4. Please note that you will be evaluated on your writing skills in all your projects.
5. All work must be submitted through Turnitin.
The full originality report will be automatically generated and available for the lecturer to assess. Negative marking will be applied if you are found guilty of plagiarism, poor writing skills, or if you have applied incorrect or insufficient referencing. (See the table at the end of this document where the application of
negative marking is explained.)
6. You are not allowed to offer your work for sale or to purchase the work of other students. This includes the use of professional assignment writers and websites, such as Essay Box.
If this should happen, Eduvos reserves the right not to accept future submissions from you.

Assignment Format
You must fulfil the requirements when writing and submitting assignments as follows:
• Use Arial, font size 12.
• Include a title page, a table of contents, and page numbers.
• Include the completed Assessment/Project Coversheet (available on myLMS).
• Write no more than the maximum word limit.
• Ensure any diagrams, screenshots, and PowerPoint presentations fit correctly on the page and are referenced.
• Use the correct referencing method throughout the assignment.
• Include a bibliography based on the applicable referencing method at the end of the assignment.
• Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Run the assignment through Turnitin software.
• Print submissions on both sides of the page.
Essential Embedded Knowledge and Skills Required of Students
• Report-writing skills
• Ability to analyse scenarios/case studies
• Understanding of subject field concepts and definitions
• Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to propose solutions to real-world problems
• Referencing skills
Resource Requirements
• A device with internet access for research
• A desktop or personal computer for typing assignments
• Access to a library or resource centre
• Prescribed reading resources

Delivery Requirements (evidence to be presented by students)
• A typed assignment
• A Turnitin originality report

Minimum Reference Requirements
At least five references for first year, ten references for second year, and fifteen references for
third year.

Additional reading is required to complete this assignment successfully. You need to include the
following additional information sources:
• Printed textbooks/e-books
• Printed/online journal articles
• Academic journals in electronic format accessed via ProQuest or other databases
• Periodical articles, e.g. business magazine articles
• Information or articles from relevant websites
• Other information sources, e.g. geographic information (maps), census reports, interviews
• It is crucial that students reference all consulted information sources by means of in-text referencing and a bibliography, according to the applicable referencing method.
• Negative marking will be applied if a student commits plagiarism, i.e. using information from information sources without acknowledgement of and reference to the original source.
• In such cases, negative marking, also known as ‘penalty scoring’, is the practice of subtracting marks for insufficient/incorrect referencing.
• Consult the table at the end of this document, which outlines how negative marking will be applied as well as the way in which it will affect the assignment mark.

Section A

Learning Objective
• Understand the fundamental concepts of networking
• Develop an understanding of IP connectivity
• Understand the concepts of IP services
• Access control lists

Project Topic
Network design and router configurations

The scope of this assignment is centred on week’s 1 - 8. Resources needed to accomplish this
are the prescribed textbook and relevant materials that are available on the web.

Technical Aspects

Cisco Packet Tracer will be used for any simulation related questions.

Marking Criteria
All project files must be saved accordingly and uploaded with any word documents on myLMS.

Question 1 20 Marks

Study the scenario and complete the question(s) that follow:

Eduvos has a long history that started in 1979 with the founding of the Computer Technology Institute (CTI) that was later merged with Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) and operated for some years as Pearson Institute of Higher Education (PIHE). The new name of the institution was the result of a change of ownership and a new focus on high quality, blended learning across Africa.

Eduvos is one of South Africa’s largest independent private higher education institutions with 12 campuses across the country and many international students. Eduvos offers 21 degrees in humanities, arts, business, applied science, technology and law. To support the learning ladder of people seeking to enter degrees we also offer Higher Certificate and Pre-degree programmes that enable access to degree programmes.
Source: 2021. History. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 23 February 2022].

Given that Eduvos' network node is /21, answer the following questions:
1.1 Calculate the subnet mask. (2 Marks)

1.2 How many subnets will the subnet mask produce?  (2 Marks)

1.3 How many hosts will be available per subnet?  (2 Marks)

1.4 Identify the valid subnets. (6 Marks)

1.5 What are the broadcast addresses for each subnet?  (6 Marks)

1.6 What are the valid host ranges for the 30th subnet?  (2 Marks)
[Sub Total 20 Marks]
Question 2 30 Marks

Study the scenario and complete the question(s) that follow:

Access Control Technology

Organisations of any size require dependable, innovative access control systems to secure their facilities. For decades, HID has helped millions of people more easily access offices, hospitals, classrooms, and more. From entry-level smart card technologies to modern solutions like HID Mobile Access, our mission is to help your organization find the best access control solution.

User Benefits:
• Open, reliable access control technology that improves user convenience and security
• Flexible support for the widest range of credential technologies
• Innovative solutions that scale organizations for existing and future threats
Source: [Online] 2022. The World Leader in Access Control Technology. [Online] Available at:
[Accessed 18 February 2022].

2.1 Describe ACLs and the four kinds that an organisation may implement.  (20 Marks)

2.2 Answer the following questions:
a. Recreate the following scenario using Packet Tracer and configure an IP ACL through
CLI with two rules, one for TCP traffic and one for UDP traffic.

b. Create ACL 179 and define an ACL rule. Ensure that after the mask has been applied, it permits packets carrying TCP traffic that matches the specified source IP address, and sends these packets to the specified destination IP address.  (2 Marks)

c. Define ACL 179's Second Rule to set similar conditions for UDP traffic as for TCP traffic. (2 Marks)

d. Use the rule on Inbound Traffic on Port 1/0/2 for traffic only matching the criteria will be accepted. (2 Marks)
[Sub Total 30 Marks]
Question 3 30 Marks

Study the scenario and complete the question(s) that follow:

Recreate the topology diagram and setup and test the HSRP network for Eduvos' small campus in Nelspruit using the following settings:
a. Configure basic HSRP for the network using IP addresses shown in the topology diagram.
b. Check which router is now active after they are up.
c. Verify that the PC can pin ping their default gateways using the HSRP address
d. Verify that the PCs have upstream connectivity via HSRP gateway. Ping SP1 at
e. What is the MAC address on the physical interface of the active router?
f. What is the MAC address on the virtual HSRP interface?
g. Verify that the PCs are using the virtual MAC address for the default gateways.
h. Using a single command, configure HSRP such that R! is the preferred router.
i. Verify and mention the active router.
j. Ensure that R1 is the active router.
(20 Marks)

Section B

Plagiarism and Referencing
Eduvos places high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students and adopts a zero-tolerance policy on cheating and plagiarism. In academic writing, any source material, e.g. journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, reference material (dictionaries), or online resources (websites, electronic journals, or online newspaper articles), must be properly acknowledged. Failure to acknowledge such material is considered plagiarism; this is deemed an attempt to mislead and deceive the reader and is unacceptable.

Eduvos adopts a zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism; therefore, any submitted assessment that has been plagiarised will be subject to severe penalties. Students who are found guilty of plagiarism may be subject to disciplinary procedures, and outcomes may include suspension from the institution or even expulsion. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with referencing techniques for academic work. Students can access the Eduvos referencing guides on myLMS.

Negative Marking

Second-year Students
• A minimum of 10 additional information sources must be consulted and correctly cited.
• If no additional information sources have been used, a full 10% must be deducted.
• Deduct 1% per missing resource of the required 10. For example:
o If only five resources cited, deduct 5%.
o If only three resources cited, deduct 7%.
• Markers to apply the penalties for Category A for insufficient sources and incorrect referencingstyle.
• To determine the actual overall similarity percentage and plagiarism, markers must interpret the Turnitin Originality Report with reference to credible sources used and then apply the penalties as per the scale in the Policy for Intellectual Property, Copyright and Plagiarism Infringement.  
• The similarity report alone is not an assessment of whether work has or has not been plagiarised. Careful examination of both the submitted paper/assignment/project and the suspect sources must be done.