Course Title: Install, configure and test a local area network switch

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EEET6980C

Course Title: Install, configure and test a local area network switch

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 undertake local area network (LAN) switch 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:

ICTTEN5200A Install, configure and test a local area network switch

Element:

1. Prepare to install the network switch

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Prepare for installation in line with site-specific safety requirements and enterprise work health and safety (WHS) processes and procedures

1.2 Notify customer to arrange site access

1.3 Document the topology of the LAN

1.4 Obtain current and future network capacity predictions according to current and future business requirements from the appropriate person

1.5 Specify the number and type of switch required, with reference to future network requirements

1.6 Specify requirements for network management and security, as prescribed by organisational policy

1.7 Select the switch and switch operating system software version with appropriate features according to required specifications

Element:

2. Install and configure the network switch

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assemble, rack mount and connect switch and peripherals according to manufacturer’s requirements

2.2 Connect user to access points using cable that meets appropriate standard

2.3 Establish a valid network connection with other network devices

2.4 Configure a network internet protocol (IP) address for the switch

2.5 Install or configure simple network management protocol (SNMP) agent software, on each switch, to collect network traffic data for the management information base (MIB) from that segment of the network and relay it to the management console

2.6 Install and configure SNMP management console software on a computer designated to be the network manager’s main console, to collect network traffic data from the switch acting as agents

2.7 Manually configure user access ports of the switch for speed and full or half-duplex operation

Element:

3. Test the network switch and reconfigure the network

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Test the switch and other network devices according to manufacturer’s requirements and organisational guidelines

3.2 Test to ensure connectivity across the network

3.3 Modify the network to verify SNMP management software

3.4 Make adjustments to the network, depending on test and troubleshooting results

Element:

4. Complete documentation and clean up worksite

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Tabulate test results and complete all user reports

4.2 Complete report and notify client of network status

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 implement a local area network (LAN) switch installation and configuration as part of the upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new 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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake local area network (LAN) switch installation and configuration as part of the upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network.


Teaching Schedule

This Course will be co-delivered with the following course in the Second semester: ICTNWK404 - Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, 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  SNMP and MIB Lab
18-Apr10   
25-Apr11   
2-May12   
9-May

13

  Integrated Project: Airport (Stage 3 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

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.

Task 1. Skills Based Assessment. You are required to prepare a switch for installation, install and configure the network switch
This task relates to all elements

Task 2. Project: You will be required to create a recommendation for a network as part of an integrated project. You will also be asked to create a working prototype of this network based on the assignment brief.
This task relates to all elements

Task 3. Lab: You will be required to set up SNMP software on switches to collect network traffic data.
This task relates to Elements 2 and 3

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. Practical Assessment 2

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

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

2. 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

3. SNMP & MIB Lab
 

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

ElementPractical Assessment 2Integrated Project: AirportSNMP & MIB Lab
1.1 x x 
1.2 x x 
1.3 x x 
1.4 x 
1.5 x 
1.6 x 
1.7xx 
2.1x  
2.2xx 
2.3xx 
2.4xx 
2.5  x
2.6  x
2.7x  
3.1xx 
3.2xx 
3.3  x
3.4 x 
4.1 x 
4.2 x x 
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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