Course Title: Select and install a router

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Select and install a router

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 15

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to select and install a router to meet technical requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following unit is a prerequisite for this competency:
ICAI3101A - Install and manage network protocols

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI4175C Select and install a router


1. Determine router specification

1.1 Determine current and future network capacity, taking into account current and future business requirements
1.2 Identify network topology from technical requirements
1.3 Determine throughput requirements of router
1.4 Determine media access requirements, with reference to current
1.5 Determine the actual addressing scheme
1.6 Identify data link layer technologies with reference to current and future requirements
1.7 Determine network management and security requirements, with reference to current and future requirements

2. Select and install appropriate router

2.1 Select a router with appropriate features according to technical requirements
2.2 Choose cable, WAP, WAN connectors and other peripherals according to network and router specification, and WAN protocols
2.3 Install and configure the router, using predetermined configuration
2.4 Test the router for connectivity across the network and for routing protocol functions
2.5 Adapt or modify the predetermined router configuration, depending on outcome of tests
2.6 Review router in line with organisational requirements

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm the ability to select and install a router using predetermined configuration and tests. Basic configuration capability is essential in demonstrating competency.

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.