Course Title: Administer a data communications network (LAN or WAN)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5158 Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

Course Title: Administer a data communications network (LAN or WAN)

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This course will introduce the learner to the fundamental building blocks of a modern telecommunication network based on a national scale. The learner will explore the hardware and underpinning protocols that are used to provide a network of land based communication within national boundaries.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC147A Administer a data communications network (LAN or WAN)


Administer user accounts

Install and configure a network

Install and configure systems applications

Install common applications

Maintain system integrity

Set up network facilities

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the criteria set in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together skills and knowledge as follows:
 Theoretical Written assessment. (20%)
 Project submission (40%)
 Work Simulation Projects (40%)
 A Pass in schedule practical exercises