Course Title: Implement system software changes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Performance Criteria:

Successfully pass a Skills Test and an online theory exam


Implement system software changes

Performance Criteria:

Successfully pass a Skills Test and an online theory exam


Perform handover to systems operations area

Performance Criteria:

Successfully pass a Skills Test and an online theory exam


Present changes to clients for acceptance

Performance Criteria:

Successfully pass a Skills Test and an online theory exam

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Lectures, lab work with Cisco routers and switches, labs with router simulators (Packet Tracer), online resources  include extensive reading material,quizzes and elabs.

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

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, VLANs

week 2, Collision and Broadcast Domains, Trunking & VTP

week 3 Spanning Tree, Routing between VLANs

week 4 CCNA3 pre skills labs,CCNA3 skills test practice

week 5 Wireless basics, CCNA3 exam revision

week 6 CCNA3 skills test,CCNA3 exam revision

week 7 CCNA3 theory exam, CCNA4 DHCP

week 8 NAT/PAT

week 9 ACLs

week 10 ACLs, WANs, PPP

week 11 Frame Relay, CCNA4 pre skills labs

week 12 IPv6,VPNs, CCNA4 pre skills labs

week 13 CCNA4 skills practice

week 14 CCNA4 skills test, CCNA4 exam revision

week 15 CCNA4 theory exam

week 16 CCNA4 Case Study

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


URL for the Cisco Networking Academy:

Other Resources

Cisco Learning Network

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 6 CCNA3 skills test (lab based)

week 7 CCNA 3 exam (online)

Assessment Weightings:
Chapter tests 20%
Skills Test 60% ((Students must pass the Skills Test)
Final exam 20% (Students must pass final exam i.e. achieve 50% or higher)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

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

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