Course Title: Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: COSC6195C

Course Title: Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Alex Buono

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4475

Course Contact Email: alex.buono@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Trevor Stone

Ph: 9925 4545

Email: trevor.stone@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

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

Element:

1. Specify the operation of a data network

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the various network elements

1.2 Use the open system interconnections (OSI) and transmission control protocol, or internet protocol (TCP/IP), models to explain how data flows in a network

1.3 Define the purpose, and basic operation, of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models

1.4 Identify common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7, using a layered model approach

Element:

2. Implement a small switched network

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts

2.2 Identify the network segmentation, basic traffic management and switching requirements

2.3 Perform, save and verify the initial switch configuration tasks

2.4 Verify the network status and switch the operation using basic utilities

2.5 Implement and verify the basic security for a switch

Element:

3. Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Specify the need and role of addressing in a network

3.2 Create and apply an addressing scheme to a network

3.3 Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts, servers and networking devices in a local area network (LAN) environment

3.4 Specify the operational requirements of private and public IP addressing

3.5 Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment

3.6 Enable the network address translation (NAT) for a small network, with a single internet service provider (ISP) and connection, and verify the operation

3.7 Configure the dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) on a router

Element:

4. Implement a small routed network

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts

4.2 Research and select a basic router

4.3 Perform, save and verify basic router configuration tasks

4.4 Configure and verify, a classless routing protocol

4.5 Verify the device configuration and network connectivity, using basic utilities

4.6 Implement the password, and physical security

Element:

5. Implement and verify WAN links

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Research different methods for connecting to a WAN

5.2 Configure and verify, the basic WAN serial connection

Element:

6. Troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Identify and resolve, common switched network issues

6.2 Identify and correct, IP addressing issues

6.3 Troubleshoot DHCP and NAT on a router

6.4 Identify and resolve, common routing problems

6.5 Troubleshoot basic WAN connection problems


Learning Outcomes


Activities in this course aim to enhance your knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network. 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 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

*Please note, this course continues on from Term 2 2015. The first part of this course guide can be found at this link: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/c4299047589

This Course will be co-delivered with the following course in the Second semester: ICCTEN5200A Install, configure and test a local area network switch, as there is common material found in these courses and they compliment each other.

 

Date WeekTopicLab WorkAssessment
8-Feb 1

Networking Review,
LAN Design

  
15-Feb 2SwitchesBasic Switch Configuration

 

22-Feb 3VLANsVLANs Integrated Project: Airport (Stage 1 Due)
29-Feb 4InterVLAN RoutingInterVLAN Routing 
7-Mar 5

NAT and PAT

NAT Configuration 
14-Mar6DHCP ServerDHCP Server 
21-Mar7DNS Skills Based Assessment
Semester Break
4-Apr8  Integrated Project: Airport (Stage 2 Due)
11-Apr9SNMP and MIB  
18-Apr10   
25-Apr11   
2-May12   
9-May

13

  Integrated Project: Airport (Stage 4 Due)
16-May14   
23-May15   
30-May16  Integrated Project: Airport (Stage 4 Due)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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


Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Journal

Task 2

Weekly Labs

Task 3

Network Reference Models

Task 4

Integrated Project

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment  Mapping Matrix 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

1.1

X

 

X

X

1.2

 

 

X

X

1.3

 

 

X

 

1.4

X

 

X

X

2.1

 

X

 

X

2.2

 

 

 

X

2.3

X

X

 

X

2.4

X

X

 

X

2.5

X

X

 

X

3.1

 

 

 

X

3.2

X

X

 

X

3.3

X

 

 

X

3.4

X

 

 

X

3.5

X

X

 

X

3.6

X

X

 

X

3.7

X

X

 

X

4.1

 

 

 

X

4.2

 

 

 

X

4.3

X

X

 

X

4.4

X

X

 

X

4.5

X

X

 

X

4.6

X

X

 

X

5.1

X

 

 

X

5.2

X

X

 

 

6.1

X

X

 

X

6.2

X

X

 

X

6.3

X

X

 

X

6.4

X

X

 

X

6.5

X

X

 

X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessments 1, 2, 3 & 4 have been completed in Term 2 2015

1. Network Reference Models

2. Online Quizzes

This assessment will involve a co-assessment 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. Practical Assessment 1

This assessment will involve a co-assessment 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

4. Integrated Assignment: Sports Precinct

This assessment will involve a co-assessment 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

Assessments 5 and 6 will be completed in Term 1 2016

5. Practical Assessment 2

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

ICCTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch
ICTNWK404A – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

6. Integrated Project: Airport

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of six (6) courses, viz.:

ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTPMG401 Support small scale IT projects
ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch
ICTNWK403 Manage network and date integrity
ICTNWK406 Install, configure and test network security
 

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete the course

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.


Assessment Matrix

ElementNetwork Reference ModelOnline TestsPractical Assessment 1Integrated Assignment: Sports PrecinctPractical Assessment 2Integrated Project: Airport
1.1x     
1.2x     
1.3x     
1.4xx x x
2.1    xx
2.2 x    
2.3    xx
2.4    xx
2.5    xx
3.1 x    
3.2  xxxx
3.3  xx x
3.4 x    
3.5  xxxx
3.6    xx
3.7    xx
4.1  xx x
4.2 x    
4.3  xx x
4.4  xx x
4.5  xx x
4.6  xx x
5.1 x    
5.2  xx x
6.1    xx
6.2  xxxx
6.3    xx
6.4  xxxx
6.5  xx x

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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