Course Title: Install and configure a network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: EEET6394C

Course Title: Install and configure a network

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: 40

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

Basic computer literacy and basic internet experience are mandatory. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary maths, basic electronics and command line interfaces is desired but not mandatory

Course Description

This course introduces the student to computer networking, particularly Local Area Networking.
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:

ICAITI097B Install and configure a network


Configure and test network

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Confirm client requirements and network equipment

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Document and Sign off

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Install Hardware

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Install software

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Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The student will learn fundamental computer networking terms, concepts and components using the extensive online resources of the Cisco Networking Academy. 
The student will develop skills in basic network configuration, connectivity and testing using workstations, switches and routers.
The student will also develop skills in small model LAN and WAN construction, IP addressing and basic subnetting.

Teaching Schedule

The first half of our Cisco CCNA Training program is called INTRO.

INTRO is taught using the Cisco Networking Academy Program modules CCNA1 and CCNA2.

CCNA1 is used to deliver the competencies EEET6394 and EEET6395.
CCNA2 is used to deliver the competencies EEET6395 and COSC5108C

Week 1 IP Addressing, small networks, Intro to router configuration
Week 2 Networking Fundamentals, OSI Model, Subnetting class C
Week 3 More Router configuration, Subnetting class B
Week 4 Ethernet Frames, Packet Sniffers,
Week 5 TCP/UDP, CCNA1 skills test
Week 6 CSMA/CD; Collision and Broadcast Domains, CCNA1 exam revision
Week 7 CCNA1 final exam

Week 8 WANs & Routers, Intro to Routers; CDP, Telnet
Week 9 Static Routes, Dynamic Routing Protocols especially RIPv2
Week 10 EIGRP &
Week 11 OSPF Week 12 VLSM, route summarization, CCNA2 skills test practice
Week 13 CCNA2 skills Test,CCNA2 exam revision
Week 14 CCNA2 exam revision

Week 15 CCNA2 exam

Week 16 Exam or skills resits

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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Other Resources

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 5 CCNA1 Skills Test (lab based)

Week 7 CCNA1 final theory exam (online)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Nearly all of the Cisco Networking Academy resources are online.
This training helps prepare students for part of the internationally recognised Cisco certification exam 640-802.

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