Course Title: Implement system software changes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: COSC5776C

Course Title: Implement system software changes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Rudy Drew

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4931

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Successful completion of ICAITI097B Install and configure a network.
Successful completion of ICAITS107B Rectify system faults on a live system
Successful completion of ICAITI101B Install and manage network protocols

Course Description

Students will develop their skills required to implement system changes that are primarily software related.
Students will be enrolled into the Cisco Networking Academy Program and use its extensive online curriculum resources with web based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs and preparation for industry standard certifications. This course will be delivered using the Academy’s CCNA curriculum.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITS110B Implement system software changes


Carry out system change

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Implement system software changes

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Perform handover to systems operations area

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Present changes to clients for acceptance

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Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The student will develop skills in the configuration of layer 2 switches. They will enable port security, VLANs, propagation of VLANs using VTP and interVLAN routing. They will setup and test a variety of switch topologies and check the action of Spanning Tree Protocol to prevent layer 2 loops. They will setup and configure a basic wireless network.

Teaching Schedule

The second half of our Cisco CCNA Training program is called ICND

ICND is taught using the Cisco Networking Academy Program modules CCNA3 and CCNA4.

CCNA3 is used to deliver the competencies EEET6396C and COSC5776C
CCNA4 is used to deliver the competency COSC5775C

ICND Course Outline
Week 1 Switch Basics, port security,
Week 2 VLANs and InterVLAN routing
Week 3 VTP, Spanning Tree
Week 4 Wireless Basics
Week 5 Skills Test practice, CCNA3 exam revision
Week 6 CCNA3 Skills Test, CCNA3 exam revision
Week 7 CCNA4 final exam
Week 8 ACLs
Week 9 ACLs
Week 11 PPP
Week 12 Frame Relay, CCNA4 skills test practice
Week 13 CCNA4 skills Test
Week 14 CCNA4 exam revision
Week 15 CCNA4 final exam
Week 16 Exam or skills resit

Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including online or written tests, a Skills Test which covers skills acquired in lab activities and a final online theory exam.

Assessment Tasks

Most weeks : a Cisco Networking Academy module exam

Week 13: CCNA4 Skills Test (lab based)

Week 15: CCNA4 final theory exam (online)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This training helps prepare students for part of the internationally recognised Cisco certification exam 640-802.

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