Course Title: Select and install a router

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5439C

Course Title: Select and install a router

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: 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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

Course Description

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI4175C Select and install a router

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

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



Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding and knowledge installing, configuring and using routers.

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

WeekTopicPractical ExercisesAssessments
1Introduction to IP AddressingTask 1 – Binary conversions 
2Introduction to cabling and the CLITask 2 – Settign up a small LAN 
3LANs, WANs and SubnettingTask 3- Subnetting and setting up a WAN 
4RIPTask 4 – RIP 
5OSPFTask 5 – OSPF 
6EIGRPTask 6 –EIGRP 
7Skills Based Assessment Skills Based Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning Hub and Cisco Website


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.


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:
• Ability to select a router based on the requirements of the assessment
• Select the correct connectors and peripherals based on the requirements of the assessment
• Install and test the router using different routing protocols such as EIGRP, RIP and OSPF
• Ability to troubleshoot the router when problems arise


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group Discussion
1.1 XXX 
1.2 XXX 
1.3 XXX 
1.4 XXX 
1.5 XX  
1.6 XXX 
1.7 XXX 
2.1 XXX 
2.2 XXX 
2.3 XXX 
2.4 XXX 
2.5 XXX 
2.6 XXX 

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