Course Title: Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC6100C

Course Title: Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches

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

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

Nominal Hours: 100

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 implement and troubleshoot routers and switches. It involves configuring and programming routers and switches to establish voice and data services and applications over local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) connections for enterprise networks.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN4210A Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches

Element:

Document configuration and troubleshooting records

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Prepare for given work according to occupational helath and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements with appropriate personnel
1.2. Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel
1.3. Determine nature and scope of the network routers and network switches and network resources from job briefs or appropriate personnel
1.4. Select and obtain network services and network application requirements according to enterprise procedures
1.5. Obtain identified operating instructions, manuals, hardware and software testing methodologies
1.6. Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite

Element:

Implement network switches and routers

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Configure routers and switches according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures
2.2. Determine network addressing scheme for network connectivity and verify using calculations
2.3. Activate and verify network WAN links to provide network connectivity
2.4. Enable network services and network applications to the network to complete network connectivity process
2.5. Set up traffic access and filtering according to enterprise procedures

Element:

Prepare for implementation of network routers and switches

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Monitor network performance and isolate faults using diagnostic and analysis tools
3.2. Troubleshoot network and internet connectivity according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures

Element:

Troubleshoot network switches and routers

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Restore work site to safe condition according to established safety procedures
4.2. Record and store essential implementation information according to enterprise procedures
4.3. Notify appropriate personnel about the completion of the task according to enterprise procedures


Learning Outcomes


Activities in this course aim to enhance your knowledge required to implement, configure and troubleshoot routers and switches over local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) connections for enterprise networks. The Internet will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and troubleshoot routers and switches. It involves configuring and programming routers and switches to establish voice and data services and applications over local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) connections for enterprise networks.


Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopic
1Introduction
2Switch Configuration
3VLAN’s
4Inter VLAN Routing
5DCP
6Access Control Lists
7Assessment


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:
• Calculate addressing scheme based on assessment requirements
• Configure routers/switches with IP and basic security
• Inter VLAN Routing
• Enable DHCP on routers and end devices
• Create and modify ACL’s
• Troubleshoot and reconfigure any faults founds on the network


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class Testing
1.1  xx
1.2  xx
1.3  xx
1.4  xx
1.5  xx
1.6  xx
2.1  xx
2.2  xx
2.3  xx
2.4  xx
2.5  xx
3.1  xx
3.2  xx
4.1  xx
4.2  xx
4.3  xx

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