Content Analysis Assignment



This assignment has three major aims:

  • To help students gain good understanding of all ITECH1102 theoretical and practical material.
  • To encourage students to use content analysis summaries to prepare for tests, examinations and to help their understanding of theoretical concepts.
  • To encourage students to conduct independent investigation into networking related topics from books, the Internet and through practical investigation.


Engagement with this assignment should help students to prepare for the laboratory test (10%) in week 7, the theory test (0%) in week 8 and the end of semester examination (60%).

Timelines and Expectations


Students are required to analyse three topics based on students’ surname from the weekly lecture material of topics 1 to 8 and create concise content analysis summaries of the theoretical concepts contained in the course lecture slides. The content analysis for each topic should not exceed approximately five (5) A4 sides of paper if that topics content were printed.


Where the lab content or information contained in technical articles from the Internet or books helps to fully describe the lecture slide content, discussion of such theoretical articles or discussion of the lab material should be included in the content analysis.


Suggestions as to possible inclusions in your content analysis will appear in weekly Work Plan documents on Moodle.


The ultimate aim of this assessment task is to help ITECH1102 students to fully comprehend the course material and hence help them to pass tests and the examination.


By the start of week 10 all students should have completed their content analysis for three topics based on the surname.


Learning Outcomes Assessed


The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:

  • Describe and explain the role and function of network connectivity in current computing.
  • Describe and explain the principles of communication in networks.
  • Describe the role and functionality of hardware and software entities that contribute to network
  • Describe and explain the protocols and interactions that implement network communications.
  • Describe fundamental aspects of cloud computing.
  • Apply networking architecture knowledge to analyze the networking needs for business.

Assessment Details


At the start of week 10 details will be available in the assessment section of Moodle as to the specific topics each student must submit.


All work submitted must be authored by the student submitting the work or where material from other sources is included it must be referenced using APA referencing.


Students found to have plagiarised will be dealt with according to university regulations.



The specific topics depends on your surname:

  • Surnames starting with A – G     Topics 4,5 & 6
  • Surnames starting with H – Z     Topics 4,6 & 8




Students are required to submit a Microsoft word or pdf file to Moodle by 11.55pm on Sunday 27th Jan 2019.

Marking and Marking Guidelines


Marks will be available in Moodle and in FDLMarks by the end of week 12 of semester.


Students required working on three topics marking guide for each topic is as follows:


Content precisely presented based on references 10 Marks
Presentation (Layout, no grammatical errors, reads well, etc.) 3 Marks
Cited references 2 Marks
Total marks for each topic 15 Marks
Total marks for three topics 45 Marks
Total mark for this assignment 15 Marks




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