Course Title: Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC6129C

Course Title: Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5306 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Alex Buono

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4475

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 90

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


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

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 medium enterprise switches.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK506A Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network


Configure and verify IP services on a router

Performance Criteria:

Explain the operation and benefits of using dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)
Configure and verify DHCP operation on a router
Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a local area network (LAN) environment
Explain the basic operation of network address translation (NAT)
Configure NAT for given network requirements
Implement and verify NAT in a medium-sized enterprise branch office network
Describe the basic operation and configuration of IPv6


Configure WAN links

Performance Criteria:

Describe different methods for connecting to a wide area access network (WAN)
Configure and verify a basic serial WAN configuration
Configure and verify at least two WAN protocols
Describe virtual private network (VPN) technology
Configure and verify a site to site VPN
Describe asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) technology
Configure and verify an ADSL connection


Prepare to install medium enterprise WAN links

Performance Criteria:

Prepare for given work according to legislation, OHS codes, regulations and standards
Arrange access to the site according to required procedure
Review existing network design documentation to ensure it is current and complete
Select the network elements required to be installed to meet the technical requirements
Contact vendors and service suppliers to obtain specifications and availability of identified components
Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client
Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing


Secure a network using router services

Performance Criteria:

Describe the purpose and types of access control list (ACL)s
Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements
Configure and apply ACLs to provide secure access to the router


Troubleshoot medium enterprise WAN Links

Performance Criteria:

Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
Rectify WAN problems
Document solutions

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Delivery mode- includes internet, face-to-face and workplace.
Students are required to read the prescribed chapters from the Cisco website and any additional information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

The learning activities include
• Case studies
• Weekly online chapter exams.
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

1Introduction to WANs 
3Frame Relay 
4Frame Relay (Cont) 
5Network Security 
7ACLs (Cont)
Teleworker Services
12Revision – Online Exam and Skills Based Assessment 
13Revision – Online Exam and Skills Based Assessment 
14Online Exam 
15Skills Based Assessment 
16Skills Based Assessment 
17Skills Based Assessment 
 *Please note, this is subject to change 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the Cisco network academy website or the RMIT web site Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Subject outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities/Simulations

Overview of Assessment

The participant 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.

Assessment Tasks

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.

Evidence of the ability to:
◦ plan and prepare for the WAN link installation task
◦ install and configure WAN links
◦ configure and trouble the following IP services:
◦ ACLs
◦ configure and troubleshoot ADSL links
◦ configure and troubleshoot VPN’s.

Overview of assessment tasks
Assessment will be broken down into 2 parts:

*Both parts will be required to be meet the instructors satisfaction in order to be deemed as competent.

Cisco CCNA 4 Exam:
Students will be required to complete the exam at RMIT. This exam will be done in class. Students will be required to achieve a score of 50% in order to be deemed competent.

Skills Based Assessment
Students will be required to demonstrate skills that they have learned in this course. This assessment can be done wither at RMIT or at the workplace, providing appropriate equipment is available.
Skills required to be demonstrated include:
• Configure PPP using either PAP or CHAP
• Configuration of Frame Relay
• Creation and Configuration of a VPN
• Ability to create and use DHCP
• Ability to configure NAT
• Create, apply and modify ACL’s

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class.

Assessment Matrix

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