Course Title: Install and manage network protocols

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5440C

Course Title: Install and manage network protocols

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
Phone: 9925 4475
Email: alex.buono@rmit.edu.au
Office: 51.07.01

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

Not Applicable

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to install and manage network protocols in a networking environment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI3101B Install and manage network protocols

Element:

1. Install and manage network protocols

1.1 Select, test and validate appropriate network protocol services
1.2 Design a network addressing system, with subnet and host IDs, including appropriate devices
1.3 Configure hosts and workstations to use IP addresses either manually or through automatic allocation of addresses, such as found with dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select, test and validate appropriate network protocol services
1.2 Design a network addressing system, with subnet and host IDs, including appropriate devices
1.3 Configure hosts and workstations to use IP addresses either manually or through automatic allocation of addresses, such as found with dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)

Element:

2. Identify network protocol applications

2.1 Identify a range of well-known network protocol applications
2.2 Evaluate client user requirement and recommend network protocol services
2.3 Apply IP addressing scheme according to approved polices and procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify a range of well-known network protocol applications
2.2 Evaluate client user requirement and recommend network protocol services
2.3 Apply IP addressing scheme according to approved polices and procedures


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding in protocols and addressing schemes.

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

WeeksTopicPractical ExcercisesAssessment
1Introduction  
2Addressing schemes and configuring hostsTask 1- Addressing Schemes 
3Subnetting class CTask 2 – Subnetting C 
4Subnetting Class BTask 3 – Subnetting B 
5Network Protocol ServicesTask 4 -Identify and configure Protocols 
6Assessment Skills Based Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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, recommend and select appropriate network protocol services such as HTTP, IP, DHCP
• Able to design and apply a networking addressing system using subnet
• Configure a host with an IP address
• Identify well known network protocols such as telnet, FTP, HTTP


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual or Group Discussion
1.1 XXX 
1.2 XXX 
1.3 XXX 
2.1 XXX 
2.2 XXX 
2.3 XXX 

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