Course Title: Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MIET7573C

Course Title: Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2220 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456
Email: eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716
Email: kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install and test internet protocol (IP) based telecommunications networking using convergent technologies.

This entry-level unit introduces IP convergence of the emerging technologies used in telecommunications to deliver services of Next Generation Networks (NGN) by configuring and testing an IP device. NGN services include internet protocol TV (IPTV), IP security, digital home networks, IP-based cable access TV (CATV), IP core and access networks, home automation, interactive TV, radio frequency identification (RFID), biometric recognition systems, mesh networks, smart grids and cloud computing.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN2219A Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence networks

Element:

1. Gather information to prepare for the installation of an IP device

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain and clarify work health and safety (WHS) requirements and environmental requirements for a given work area with appropriate person
1.2 Identify safety hazards and notify appropriate personnel
1.3 Obtain identified operating instructions, manuals, and hardware and software testing methodologies
1.4 Obtain documentation on a range of IP devices that can be networked according to the open system interconnection (OSI) reference model in networking
1.5 Obtain the range of required IP devices to be connected to the network and identify the IP-based telecommunications application that will be provided
 

Element:

2. Prepare for the installation of an IP device

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select an IP device for installation that can be integrated into the existing network
2.2 Obtain appropriate hardware, software, network protocols, peripheral devices and media types and connectors for configuration process
2.3 Draw the physical topology of the device connection to the network and seek approval from the appropriate person
2.4 Obtain configuration details to start setting up the device
 

Element:

3. Configure and test the IP device

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine network addressing scheme for mapping network connectivity and verify by calculations
3.2 Assign a valid static IP address to the device
3.3 Use network commands to determine and verify the media access control (MAC) address, the IP address and network performance of the device
3.4 Determine security threats and initiate security solutions to prevent security breaches according to enterprise procedures
 

Element:

4. Complete and document network installation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Restore work site to safe condition according to established safety procedures
4.2 Record and store essential installation information according to enterprise procedures
4.3 Notify appropriate person about the completion of the task according to enterprise procedures
 

Element:

5. Test a wireless link

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Select the types of wireless connections used in telecommunications
5.2 Set up a wireless link to connect two wireless devices following safe work practices
5.3 Transmit data over the link and verify the accuracy of the received data


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, practicals, group/individual work on practicals, audio-visual presentations.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction to Install and test internet protocol devices in convergence network
Week 2. Gather information to prepare for the installation of an IP device
Week 3. Obtain and clarify work health and safety (WHS) requirements
Week 4. Environmental requirements for a given work area with appropriate person
Week 5. Identify safety hazards and notify appropriate personnel
Week 6. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Technology
Week 7. Introduction to ADSL modems
Week 8. How ADSL works
Week 9. Types of ADSL Modems
Week 10. OSI (7 Layer Model) for Network Communication
Week 11. Review of Networking Concepts
Week 12. TCP/IP
Week 13. Internet protocol (lP) addresses
Week 14. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Week 15. Domain Name Server (DNS)
Week 16. Installing a Wired ADSL Modem
Week 17. Activation process
Week 18. Email and web browsing capability
Week 19. Windows TCP/IP Settings
Week 20. Checking TCP/IP settings in Windows
Week 21. Testing the settings
Week 22. IP Commands Testing
Week 23. File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Week 24. ipconfig
Week 25. Ping
Week 26. Tracert
Week 27. Wireless Technologies
Week 28. Benefits and limitations of wireless technologies
Week 29. WPAN, WLAN and WWAN
Week 30. Wireless Ethernet standards
Week 31. Wireless LAN components
Week 32. Configuring a wireless LAN
Week 33. Securing wireless communications
Week 34. Revision
Week 35. Practical test
Week 36. Theory test

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 42 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and oral presentation preparation.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

ICTTEN2219A – Introduction to Installing & Testing an Internet Protocol Device in Convergence Networks
Student work book by Innovation & Business Skills Australia.

Access Technologies: DSL and Cable
James Harry Green
McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-138247-X


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1:  Practical Test

Assessment 2:  Closed book Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/Performance Criteria covered

Practical Test

Closed book Test

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

1.4

x

x

1.5

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

x

x

3.4

x

x

4.1

x

x

4.2

x

x

4.3

x

x

5.1

x

x

5.2

x

x

5.3

x

x

 


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
 

1. Assignment                       starting week 11 due by wk15
2. Practical Test -                  Week 35
3. Closed book Test -           Week 36


All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit


Assessment Matrix

 

Assignment TaskElement
AssignmentElements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Practical testElements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Closed book testElements 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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