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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: COSC6195C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Mark Tasman:

Email: mark.tasman@rmit.edu.au 

Leonardo Ciavarella

Ph. 9925 4711

Email: leonardo.ciavarella@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

This Course will be co-delivered with the following course in the Second semester: ICTTEN513 Install, configure and test a local area network switch, as there is common material found in these courses and they compliment each other.



Week

Topic

Elements

1

Networking Semester 1 Review

Review Lab PT

Weekly Labs released (Due Week 14)

1.4
3.1 - 3.3, 3.5, 3.7
4.1, 4.3 - 4.6
5.1, 5.2
6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5

2

LAN Design

logical/physical topologies

Physical Topology Lab

1.4
2.1 - 2.3
3.1 - 3.3, 3.5, 3.7
4.1 - 4.6,
5.1, 5.2
6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5

3

Network Reference Models Released

Switches

Basic Switch Configuration

1.4

2.2 - 2.5,

4.6,

6.1, 6.2

4

VLANs

VLAN Lab

1.4,

2.2 - 2.5,

4.6,

6.1, 6.2

5

InterVLAN Routing

InterVLAN Routing lab

1.4,

2.2 - 2.5,

3.1- 3.3,

4.3, 4.5, 4.6,

6.1, 6.2

6

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting lab

1.1- 1.4
3.1 - 3.3, 3.5, 3.7
4.1, 4.3 - 4.6,
5.1, 5.2
6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5

7

Practice Skills Test

 

8

Skills Test

 

9

WAN Connections and Technologies

WAN Technologies Lab

5.1, 5.2

10

NAT and PAT

NAT Configuration lab

1.4, 3.1- 3.4, 3.6, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

11

DHCP Server

DHCP Server lab

1.4,

3.1- 3.3, 3.5,

4.3, 4.5, 4.6,

6.1, 6.2, 6.3

12

DNS/ Web services

DNS/Web Server Lab

Integrated Project: Physical and Logical Planning Released (Due Week 14)

1.4,

3.1- 3.3, 3.5,

4.3, 4.5, 4.6,

6.1, 6.2

13

SNMP and MIB

SNMP and MIB lab

Integrated Project: Physical and Logical Planning

1.4,

2.2 - 2.5,

4.6,

6.1, 6.2

14

Integrated Project: Physical and Logical Planning

 

15

Integrated Project: Network Configuration Released (Due Week 17)

 

16

Integrated Project: Network Configuration

 

17

Integrated Project: Network Configuration

 

18

Final Resubmissions (if available)

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

None


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

  1. Skills Based Assessment

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTTEN513 - Install, configure and test a local area network switch

ICTNWK404 – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

  1. Weekly Labs

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTTEN513 -  Install, configure and test a local area network switch

ICTNWK404 – Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

  1. Network Reference Models

  2. Integrated Project: Airport

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of eight (8) 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

ICTNWK401 Install and manage a Server

ICTNWK411 Deploy Software to a Networked Computer

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

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

 

Assessment

Task 1

Skills Based Assessment

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

 

X

2.2

X

  

X

2.3

X

X

 

X

2.4

X

X

 

X

2.5

X

X

 

X

3.1

X

  

X

3.2

X

X

 

X

3.3

X

  

X

3.4

   

X

3.5

X

X

 

X

3.6

 

X

 

X

3.7

X

X

 

X

4.1

   

X

4.2

   

X

4.3

X

X

 

X

4.4

 

X

 

X

4.5

X

X

 

X

4.6

 

X

 

X

5.1

   

X

5.2

 

X

  

6.1

X

X

 

X

6.2

 

X

 

X

6.3

 

X

 

X

6.4

 

X

 

X

6.5

 

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.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
  • maths and science developmental support and advice 
  • English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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