Course Title: Install hardware to a network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: COSC6097C

Course Title: Install hardware to a network

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4299 - 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

Chelton Evans

chelton.evans@rmit.edu.au

 

Leonardo Ciavarella

leonardo.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK410A Install hardware to a network

Element:

Determine network hardware requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Assess client network hardware and cabling requirements, considering compatibility with existing application software and operating system
1.2 Analyse requirements against local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), wireless networks, and mobile equipment access design limitations and organisational guidelines
1.3 Evaluate client requirements according to organisational guidelines, corporate purchasing procedures, licensing arrangements and budget

Element:

Install network hardware

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contact vendors and obtain technical specifications
2.2 Evaluate or test hardware according to client requirements and organisational guidelines
2.3 Document recommendations and provide copies to appropriate person
2.4 Determine and document licensing requirements and security issues
2.5 Acquire hardware according to recommendations and organisational procedures
2.6 Organise cabling infrastructure where required

Element:

Obtain network hardware

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Conduct installation with minimal disruption to clients
3.2 Install hardware according to appropriate installation procedures
3.3 Configure and test the installation to ensure that it meets client needs

Element:

Provide instruction and support for installed products

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine and document client instructions and needs
4.2 Provide one-to-one or group instruction to client and users, as required
4.3 Obtain client evaluation and feedback, to ensure that client requirements have been met


Learning Outcomes


Develop skills to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network


Details of Learning Activities


Develop performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network.

Class pracs, classroom discussion are part of the learning activities, as well as work-based experiences and activies.

Internet hyperlinks to technical documents and references including Youtube will be used as a learning tool and resource.

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

WeekTopicSoftware/ReadingPractical Exercises and assessment
1Determine network hardware requirementsSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
2Obtain network hardwareSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
3Install network hardwareSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
4Provide instruction and support for installed productsSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Skill based assessment


Assessment Tasks

 

Skills Based Assessments:
These assessments can be done either at RMIT or at the workplace providing appropriate equipment is available.
All pracs need to be satisfactorily completed to pass this course.


Assessment Matrix

ElementPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group discussions**
1.1xxxx
1.2xxxx
1.3xxxx
2.1xxxx
2.2xxxx
2.3xxxx
2.4xxxx
2.5xxxx
2.6xxxx
3.1xxxx
3.2xxxx
3.3xxxx
4.1xxxx
4.2xxxx
4.3xxxx

 

** small group discussion and problem solving on variety of issues at appropriate times during delivery of the course

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