Course Title: Install, configure and test a router

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alex Buono

Ph: 99254475

Email: alex.buono@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

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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

Element:

Complete documentation and cleanup worksite

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

Element:

Install and configure a router

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

Element:

Prepare to install a router

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

Element:

Test the router and reconfigure the network

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


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.


Teaching Schedule

This Course will be taught along side the following courses in the first semester: ICANWK404A – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, and ICTTEN4198A – Install, Configure and Test an Internet Protocol Network, as there is common material found in these courses and they compliment each other.

 

Date WeekTopicLab WorkAssessment
9-Feb1Introduction to IP AddressingIP Addressing Basics, Binary numbersOnline Quizzes
16-Feb2Components in the Network,
Networking Software,
Basic Router Configuration
IP Addressing Basics, Basic LANOnline Quizzes
23-Feb3Connections Between Devices,
Basic Security in the Network,
Routing Tables,
OSI Model
IP Addressing, Basic WAN

Online Quizzes

Network Reference Model (Due 20/3)

2-Mar4

Selecting a Router,
VPN,
Subnettng

Subnetting Class COnline Quizzes
9-Mar5SubnettingSubnetting Class COnline Quizzes
16-Mar6Skills Test Prep Online Quizzes
23-Mar7Skills Test Prep Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct (Due 12/6)
30-Mar8a  Practical Assessment 1
Semester Break    
6-Apr8bTechnical Documentation Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
13-Apr9Routing Protocols Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
20-Apr10Intro to DHCP and PPP Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
27-Apr11Subnetting Class B Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
4-May12Network Redundancy Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
11-May13Troubleshooting Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
18-May14  Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
25-May15Security Policies Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
1-Jun16  Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
8-Jun17  Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
15-Jun18  

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All materials required for this course will be provided to you in class


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

1. Online Quizzes

This assessment will involve a cluster of three (3) courses, viz.:

ICTTEN4198A – Install, Configure and Test an IP Network
ICTTEN4199A – Install, Configure and Test a Router
ICANWK404A – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

2. Practical Assessment 1

This assessment will involve a cluster of three (3) courses, viz.:

ICTTEN4198A – Install, Configure and Test an IP Network
ICTTEN4199A – Install, Configure and Test a Router
ICANWK404A – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

3. Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct

This assessment will involve a cluster of five (5) courses, viz.:

ICAICT401A - Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICAPMG401A - Support small scale IT projects
ICTTEN4198A - Install, configure and test an internet protocol network
ICTTEN4199A - Install, configure and test a router
ICANWK404A - Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network


Assessment Matrix

ElementOnline TestsPractical Assessment 1Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct
1.1 xx
1.2 x 
1.3 xx
1.4x x
1.5  x
1.6 xx
1.7x x
2.1 xx
2.2 xx
2.3 xx
3.1 xx
3.2 xx
3.3  x
3.4 xx
3.5 x 
3.6 x 
3.7 xx
4.1 xx
4.2 xx
4.3 x 
4.4 xx

Other Information

Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Vocational Health and Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the RMIT website for more information on this policy. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1

Late work
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.

Extension of Time for submission of assessable work
A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Building 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration. Form available online at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online.
For missed assessments such as exams and tests, you (and your doctor, if you are ill) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate) prior to, or within 48 hours of the scheduled time of the exam or test.

If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

If you have any questions about this assessment process, feel free to email me on:alex.buono@rmit.edu.au

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