APL701 - Applied Integration

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Subject Title
Applied Integration

Subject Description
In this problem based subject students will be challenged to learn the concepts of planning, integration and administration in a multi-platform environment. Students will employ skills gained in the previous semesters along with the problem solving and research techniques introduced in this course to plan effective system strategies, share system resources and provide efficient and stable cross-platform environments. Topics will include effective planning and reporting strategies, installation techniques, backup/recovery techniques, security services, print and user services.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CTY Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Choose the appropriate IP routing protocol and features based on convergence, overhead, and topology, identify IP routing pathologies and issues and how to avoid them

2. Demonstrate an understanding of LAN networking technologies and concepts such as OSI, LANs, VLANs (VTP, ISL), Desktop Protocols (IP, IPX), with emphasis on Cisco-supported technologies

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the steps for designing internetwork solutions; analyze a client's business and technical requirements, the issues facing designers and list resources for further information and select appropriate internetwork technologies and topologies

4. Use modular design and summarization features to design scalable Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) internetworks and allocate IP addresses in contiguous blocks so that OSPF summarization can be used

5. Determine IGRP convergence time for various internetwork configurations and use IGRP for path determination in IP internetworks

6. Demonstrate an understanding of how to design and build simple networks and to configure Cisco routers and switches with emphasis on Routing Protocols (RIP, IGRP)

7. Define the goals of internetwork design and construct an internetwork design that meets a client's objectives for internetwork design, functionality, performance, and cost

8. Define switches, virtual LANs, and LAN emulation, examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate switched campus LAN design solution

9. Define routing functions and benefits, examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate campus LAN design solution that includes switches and routers

10. List common reasons why customers invest in a campus LAN design project, examine statements made by them and distinguish the relevant issues that will affect the choice of campus LAN design solutions

11. Choose the appropriate IP addressing scheme based on technical requirements, identify IP addressing issues and how to work around them

12. Identify the origin of design models used in the subject and define the hierarchical model

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
Introduction to problem solving techniques    5%

Planning in a diverse system environment  20%

Integration techniques 45%

  • usesr and system identification
  • shared file systems and backups
  • print services
  • networking
  • Security
Administrative task that effect the end user 30%
  • development of effective user interfaces
  • system performance and tuning
  • multi-platform user account recognition
  • performance monitoring

Mode of Instruction
3 hours lab time per week

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.
Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject.
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments (minimum 3) 90%
Peer Evaluation 10%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle