Course Title: Networking 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Networking 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Mark Tasman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4448

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 57 Level 5 Room 36

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced pre-requisite:
COSC2385 Networking 1

You must have successfully completed COSC2385 Networking 1 before you can enrol into this course.

Course Description

This course extends your understanding of computer networking. It deepens your knowledge of Routing Protocols and introduces you to switched networks. You will develop skills in the Command Line Interface configuration of switches, port security, VLANs, VTP and inter-VLAN routing as well switch security,routing and MLS. It deepens your knowledge of wireless networks and also Wide Area Networks with emphasis on directly connected serial links, PPP authentication and redundancies technologies. You will develop skills in the configuration of advanced IP addressing techniques and the implementation of Access Control Lists.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for AD006 Associate Degree in Information Technology:
• Critical Analysis
• Problem Solving
• Responsibility

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1.Complete a review of skills from previous semester (Networking 1) which covers: IP addressing scheme, basic routing configuration, basic switching configuration, end device configuration and review troubleshooting.
2.Configure basic wireless technology, security and troubleshooting.
3.Implement various types of Switching and Routing Redundancies such as Etherchannel and HSRP.
4.Implement Advance Switch technology, involving switch security and troubleshooting
5.Demonstrate and In-depth understanding and application of both EIGRP and OSPF both in IPv4 and IPv6 and troubleshooting.
6.Design, implement and troubleshooting high level security involving NAT, ACLs and authentication across WAN links in IPv4 and IPV6 environments.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
• lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• laboratory activities designed to give hands on experience in networking skills and to reinforce the lecture material;
• using a network simulator that allows you to do tasks usually performed on a physical network;
• on-line quizzes related to the skills and concepts previously learnt;
• elabs which use MacroMedia Flash resources to guide you through particular networking skills;
• written assignments consisting of questions that test understanding of concepts encountered in lectures or in labs; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and so broadening and deepening their understanding of networking principles

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the myRMIT (also known as Blackboard) and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School.
You will be enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy Program and have access an extensive range of curriculum resources. There is no recommended text book for this course.
The computer science subject guide is located at

and can provide useful references to further augment your studies.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Online Written Theory Exam
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10%
This assessment task supports CLO 1 and 2 

Assessment Task 2: Assessment 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 3: Final Skills Exam

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3,4,5 and 6

Assessment Task 4: Final Exam 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 3,4,5 & 6