Course Title: Install, configure and test a router

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: COSC6099C

Course Title: Install, configure and test a router

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Alex Buono
Phone: 9925 4475
Office: 51.07.01

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake router installation and configuration as part of the upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN4199A Install, configure and test a router


Complete documentation and cleanup worksite

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Prepare for given work according to relevant legislation, occupational health and safety (OHS), codes, regulations and standards
1.2. Arrange access to the site according to required procedure
1.3. Ascertain network topology from technical requirements
1.4. Determine the internet protocol (IP) addressing scheme for the network topology
1.5. Evaluate network management and security requirements , with reference to current and future requirements
1.6. Select a router with appropriate features according to technical requirements
1.7. Choose cables , wireless application protocol (WAP), wide area network (WAN) connectors and other peripherals according to network and router specification, and WAN protocols


Install and configure a router

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Assemble router and peripherals according to manufacturer's requirements, enterprise guidelines and protocols
2.2. Connect communications cables and WAN connectors to the router and to the network
2.3. Configure router according to manufacturer's instructions and technical requirements, taking into account interoperability requirements with network components


Prepare to install a router

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Test the router for connectivity across the network and for routing protocol functions
3.2. Adapt or modify the predetermined router configuration, depending on outcome of tests
3.3. Review router in line with organisational requirements
3.4. Test router and peripherals according to manufacturer's instructions and technical requirements
3.5. Test hardware and router to ensure full functionality and interoperability
3.6. Reconfigure additional hardware as required
3.7. Make adjustments to network depending on test results


Test the router and reconfigure the network

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Tabulate test results and complete all user reports
4.2. Complete report and notify client of status of the network
4.3. Clean up and restore worksite to client's satisfaction
4.4. Secure sign off from appropriate person

Learning Outcomes

Activities in this course aim to enhance your knowledge required to undertake router installation and configuration as part of the upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit demonstrates the skills required for an entry-level network support position. It covers networking fundamentals, wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks.

Weekly Chapter Tests

As part of of ongoing assessments you will need to complete a series of online quizzes located on the Cisco website. This will aid you in your overall studying and will help identify areas in need.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopicPractical ActivitiesAssessments
1InductionBinary Numbers 

Intro to Networking

Network Protocol and Communications


Its Just an Operating System


Basic Configuration 
4Application Layer  
5Study catch-up  
6Network Layer  



Static IP

Basic WAN

8Class C SubnettingClass C Subnetting

Assignment 2

9Subnetting Class BSubnetting Class B

Assignment 2


Assignment 2




Assignment 2



Assignment 2
13 Practice ExamAssignment 2
14  Assignment 2
15  Assignment 2
16  Assignment 2
17  Assignment 2
18  Assignment 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Assignment 2:
You will be required, as part of a major assignment to design a network that will incorporate the following areas:

• Basic configuration of a router and router security
• Selecting appropriate cabling and media for a network
• Using different routing protocols such as EIGRP, RIP and OSPF
• Use of static routing
• Subnetting and VLSM
• Ability to troubleshoot the router when problems arise
• Compile results to be signed off by client/superviser/teacher

This assignment will be apart of an overall major assignment incorporating the following courses:

Determine and confirm client business requirements
Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
Install, configure and test a router
Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
Create scripts for networking

An assignment brief will be handed out in class.

Online Exam

You will need to complete an online theory exam. This exam is done using the Cisco Networking Academy, using the course Network Basics. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You will need to achieve at least a 70% pass to complete this exam. This exam will be required to gain a credit in the Associate Degree in IT for the course: CCNA Intro.

Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksInclass/Work ObservationIn Class Testing
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