Course Title: Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6722C

Course Title: Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6080 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda -

Ken Falzon -

Nominal Hours: 150

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

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Description

This unit may apply to switching, transmission and radio (both fixed and mobile) network and the various transmission paths i.e. cable, optic fibre, radio, microwave and satellite. This unit applies to computer systems including Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Equivalent Units Commissioning and integration of telecommunications equipment can occur simultaneously. Commissioning is covered in Unit ICTTC059C Commission telecommunications network equipment

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC060C Integrate new systems and equipment into the telecommunications network


1. Organise planned outages if necessary

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Integration plan is developed and documented
1.2 Affected systems, traffic and customers are identified
1.3 Outage duration is determined
1.4 Outage times are negotiated with appropriate groups
1.5 Existence of contingency plans is checked
1.6 Contingency plans are developed in the event that such a plan does not already exist
1.7 Emergency communications are provided if appropriate
1.8 A detailed list is prepared of all the areas impacted and the likely affect of such impact
1.9 Alarm management centre is notified of action planned
1.10 Authority to proceed is obtained from the relevant control centre
1.11 Customers affected by the outage are notified, both as to time and likely duration


2. Provide alternate transmission path if possible

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Alternative transmission paths available are examined
2.2 Alternative paths are discussed with appropriate control centre/design group
2.3 Time and duration of integration activity is planned
2.4 Approval to planned action is obtained from relevant authority
2.5 Alternative transmission paths are implemented
2.6 Relevant bearers are identified and tested


3. Implement integration

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Near and distant ends and all intermediate points are jumpered as per specification
3.2 Operational software is loaded in accordance with specification
3.3 Network ports are connected in accordance with specification
3.4 Signalling/network synchronisation links are connected in accordance with instructions and standards
3.5 Data bases are updated in accordance with both manufacturers specification and enterprise policy
3.6 All trunks and lines/interfaces are enabled in accordance with specification
3.7 Success of the integration is assessed and contingency plans are implemented where appropriate
3.8 Work is conducted in a manner which is safe to self, fellow workers and the public at large
3.9 Alarms are analysed for fault conditions in conjunction with network management centre
3.10 Detected faults are located, rectified within capability or escalated in accordance with enterprise policy
3.11 Recorded alarms are cleared and error counters built into the system are reset
3.12 System administration procedures are established
3.13 Operations administrative maintenance system and alarms are connected in accordance with the instruction manual
3.14 Integration is undertaken as an iterative process - point by point


4. Test integration

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Tests are undertaken by simulating network traffic
4.2 Specific measurements are undertaken as described in the equipment manuals
4.3 Tests calls in and out of the new switch are organised with distant parties
4.4 All test results are analysed to ensure that the parameters established have all been met
4.5 Problems identified during testing phase are analysed and action taken to correct or escalation procedures activated


5. Complete administrative tasks

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Project completion is notified to relevant authorities
5.2 All tools and test equipment are cleaned, adjusted and stored in an accessible location
5.3 Test results are recorded and stored in accordance with enterprise requirements
5.4 Work documentation is completed and returned to the appropriate area as dictated by enterprise policy
5.5 Transporting of tools and test equipment in suitable protective casing is organised where appropriate
5.6 Equipment labelling is checked and amended as required
5.7 New alarms are activated and old alarms are deactivated

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This is a Laboratory based course with some research and development activities.

A project is to be completed in teams of two members with a joint submission 

Teaching Schedule

This is a whole year course of 36 weeks

1 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria. Introduction to WANs
2 Introduction HDLC, X.25, Frame Relay, LCP, NCP
3 LAN Topologies - Ethenet
4 Introduction to PPP, PAP, CHAP, Encapsulation
5 Application of PAP - Exercise
6 Introduction to ISDN, TE, NT, TA
7 ISDN - Frame Relay - PVC, SVC, DLCI, CIR, Leased Line
8 Project - review of student research (10%)
9 Introduction to DSL, xDSL, ADSL, HDSL, VDSL etc.
10 Lab - configure DSL
11 Lab - configure DSL
12 Project - review of student research (10%)
13 LAN Analysis
14 TCP/IP Addressing and Routing
15 LAN Analysis Laboratory Exercise
16 Submit Project Report - Practice for the Laboratory Assessment
17 Laboratory Assessment - Demonstrate the Capability to set up a peer-to-peer Local Area Network (LAN)
18 Laboratory Assessment - Demonstrate the Capability to set up a peer-to-peer Local Area Network (LAN).
19 Introduction to FibreOptics
20 Fibre Cabling
21 Optical Fibre Equipment
23 Practical Lab - Fibre Optics Tranmission Equiment Hardware
24 Practical Lab - FLM Provisioning
25 Practical Lab - FLM Testing
26 Practical Lab - FLM Maintenance
27 E1 and T1 transmission
28 PCM transmission
29 Intoduction to ATM
30 Application of ATM - MPLS - Generation 3/4, CoS, QoS, WIMAX, HSDPA, HSUPA
31 Cellular Systems - GSM, UMTS, EDGE
32 Satellite Links - Geo-stationary - GPS
33 Project - discussions - final arrangements
34 Submit Project Report - Practice for the Laboratory Assessment
35 Laboratory Assessment - Demonstrate the Capability to set up and operate a WAN System
36 Laboratory Assessment - Demonstrate the Capability to set up and operate a WAN System.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Data Communications and Networking, Behrouz A. Forouzan, McGraw Hill



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Laboratory Exercises will be conducted and assessed throughout the year.

Assignments and an On-line exam are required for assessment

There will be a project conducted as part of a team (pairs)

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Exercises - 50%

Project - 30%

Assignements & On-line Test - 20%

Assessment Matrix

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