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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EEET7373C

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

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

mark.tasman@rmit.edu.au

Leonardo Ciavarella

9925 4711

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 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:

ICTTEN513 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 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 ICTNWK404 - Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, 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)

1.3,

2.3,

3.1, 3.2, 3.3,

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

2

LAN Design

logical/physical topologies

Physical Topology Lab

1.1 - 1.7

2.1, 2.2, 2.3,

3.1, 3.2, 3.4,

4.1 - 4.4

3

Network Reference Models

Switches

Basic Switch Configuration Lab

1.3, 1.5, 1.6

2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.4,

4.1 - 4.4

4

VLANs

VLAN Lab

1.1 - 1.3, 1.5 - 1.7

2.1 - 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.4,

4.1 - 4.4

5

InterVLAN Routing

InterVLAN Routing lab

1.3, 1.5, 1.6

2.2, 2.3, 2.4

3.1, 3.2, 3.4,

4.1 - 4.4

6

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting lab

3.1, 3.2, 3.4,

4.1 - 4.4

7

Practice Skills Test

 

8

Skills Test

 

9

WAN Connections and Technologies

WAN Technologies Lab

 

10

NAT and PAT

NAT Configuration lab

1.3,

2.3,

3.1, 3.2, 3.3,

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

11

DHCP Server

DHCP Server lab

1.3,

2.3,

3.1, 3.2, 3.3,

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

12

DNS/ Web services

DNS/Web Server Lab

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

1.3,

2.3,

3.1, 3.2

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

13

SNMP and MIB

SNMP and MIB lab

Integrated Project: Physical and Logical Planning

1.3, 1.5, 1.6

2.2 - 2.7

3.1 -3.4

4.1 - 4.4

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)

 



*Please note this timeline is subject to change.


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

Integrated Project

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

Assessment  Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

 

x

x

1.2

 

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

1.4

 

 

x

1.5

 

 

x

1.6

 

 

x

1.7

 

x

x

2.1

 

x

 

2.2

 

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

2.4

x

x

x

2.5

x

x

 

2.6

x

x

 

2.7

x

x

 

3.1

 

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

3.3

 

x

x

3.4

x

x

x

4.1

 

 

x

4.2

 

x

x

4.3

 

x

 

4.4

x

x

x

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

Students 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 student's work has been graded.

 

 


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. 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

Integrated Project


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

 

Assessment  Mapping Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

1.3

 

x

x

1.4

  

x

1.5

  

x

1.6

  

x

1.7

 

x

x

2.1

 

x

 

2.2

 

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

2.4

x

x

x

2.5

 

x

 

2.6

 

x

 

2.7

x

x

 

3.1

x

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

3.3

 

x

x

3.4

 

x

x

4.1

  

x

4.2

x

x

x

4.3

x

x

 

4.4

x

x

x

 

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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