Course Title: Install and configure a network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5433C

Course Title: Install and configure a network

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4293 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Alex Buono
Email: alex.buono@rmit.edu.au
Ph number: 99254475

Nominal Hours: 40

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

The following units are prerequisite for this competency:
ICAI3101A - Install and manage network protocols

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to plan and carry out the installation of network hardware and software and initial configuration according to organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI4097C Install and configure a network

Element:

1. Confirm client requirements and network equipment required

1.1 Identify, clarify and organise requirements of the client relevant to network needs, following organisational requirements
1.2 Evaluate the requirements along with business needs in order to translate into technical requirements
1.3 Review existing network design documentation to ensure it is current and complete
1.4 Identify the components, both hardware and software, that are required to be installed to meet the technical requirements
1.5 Contact vendors to obtain specifications and availability of identified components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify, clarify and organise requirements of the client relevant to network needs, following organisational requirements
1.2 Evaluate the requirements along with business needs in order to translate into technical requirements
1.3 Review existing network design documentation to ensure it is current and complete
1.4 Identify the components, both hardware and software, that are required to be installed to meet the technical requirements
1.5 Contact vendors to obtain specifications and availability of identified components

Element:

2. Install hardware

2.1 Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client
2.2 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing
2.3 Confirm that cables and associated components have been installed in accordance with industry standards and building requirements for the type of cables and bandwidth
2.4 Install and configure server hardware in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans
2.5 Install and configure computer and other hardware in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans
2.6 Install and configure other hardware or components in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client
2.2 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing
2.3 Confirm that cables and associated components have been installed in accordance with industry standards and building requirements for the type of cables and bandwidth
2.4 Install and configure server hardware in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans
2.5 Install and configure computer and other hardware in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans
2.6 Install and configure other hardware or components in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans

Element:

3. Install software

3.1 Install and configure server software in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards, following plans
3.2 Install and configure software in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards, following the plan
3.3 Install and configure other software required for the network to operate, following the plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Install and configure server software in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards, following plans
3.2 Install and configure software in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards, following the plan
3.3 Install and configure other software required for the network to operate, following the plan

Element:

4. Configure and test modified network

4.1 Test the installed software and hardware, utilising available technical tools, to ensure that all components are functioning as expected
4.2 Test the network to ensure it is functioning according to specification
4.3 Resolve problems identified in the modified network

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Test the installed software and hardware, utilising available technical tools, to ensure that all components are functioning as expected
4.2 Test the network to ensure it is functioning according to specification
4.3 Resolve problems identified in the modified network

Element:

5. Document and sign off

5.1 5.1 Complete hardware and asset recording document in line with organisational requirements
5.2 Document installation, boot-up and configuration procedures as per organisational requirements
5.3 Secure sign-off from appropriate person

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Complete hardware and asset recording document in line with organisational requirements
5.2 Document installation, boot-up and configuration procedures as per organisational requirements
5.3 Secure sign-off from appropriate person


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding in setting up a SOHO network, and upgrading software and hardware to suit business needs.

The Internet and Cisco networking academy will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.
Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopicAssessment
1Identifying Hardware 
2Installing HardwareSkills Based Assessment
3Installing and Configuring SoftwareSkills Based Assessment
4Creating and Cabling a small LAN 
5Testing connectivity on a small LAN 
6Connectivity AssessmentSkills Based Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm knowledge of networking technologies and how hardware and software is installed and configured.
Assessment must confirm the ability to create and follow implementation plans, to install network hardware and software, and to configure and test the network according to specified guidelines, as well as produce appropriate documentation.

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.


Assessment Tasks

Skills Based Assessments:
These assessments can be done either at RMIT or at the workplace, providing appropriate equipment is available.
Students must demonstrate they are competent in each of the following areas in order to complete the course satisfactorily.

Skills required to be demonstrated:
• Identify, install and upgrade computer hardware based on assessment requirements
• Identify, install and upgrade computer software based on assessment requirements
• Configure the network as outlined in the assessment
• Test the hardware/software installed and troubleshoot where needed


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group Discussion
1.1  XX 
1.2 XXX 
1.3  X  
1.4 XXX 
1.5  X  
2.1 XX  
2.2 XXX 
2.3  XX 
2.4 XXX 
2.5 XXX 
2.6 XXX 
3.1 XX  
3.2 XX  
3.3 XX  
4.1 XXX 
4.2 XXX 
4.3 XXX 
5.1 XXX 
5.2 XXX 
5.3 XXX 

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