Course Title: Undertake network performance analysis
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: EEET6726C
Course Title: Undertake network performance analysis
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
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Phone Number: +61 3 99254013
Phone Number: +61 3 99254691
Nominal Hours: 150
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no prerequisites
This unit deals specifically with the monitoring of network performance. 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).
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICTTC046C Undertake network performance analysis
1. Determine service levels
Quality of service standards levels are established in conjunction with equipment suppliers, taking into account customer opinion and equipment capability
2. Check the integrity of the network
Service levels are continually monitored to ensure that established standards are achieved and/or improved
3. Monitor the delivery of quality service
Alarm panels are monitored on an ongoing basis
4. Organise quality repair
Performance results are analysed on a regular basis and investigations initiated as to problem in the event that performance levels are not within specified standards
5. Co-ordinate upgrade of software/ hardware
Features or standards lacking as a result of studies and customer feedback are determined and strategies developed to affect change
Details of Learning Activities
Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of mobile network which include system design & installation technique and system administrator.
Practical activities to develop skill in the commissioning of mobile network. Conduct complex testing process, diagnose & rectify faults and verify the performance as specification.
Work simulation projects involving the planning, installation and testing of mobile network. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application
Week 1 Introduction of course
Week 2 Basic communication systems
Week 3 Analog modulation
Week 4 Analog modulation. Transmissters and receivers.
Week 5 Transmission Line (RF). Matching of transmission line
Week 6 Transmission Line (data comm)
Week 7 Antenna and radio wave propagations
Week 8 Antenna and radio wave propagations
Week 9 Digital modulation
Week 10 Introduction of transmission equipments
Week 11 Microwave link
Week 12 Installation of microwave link
Week 13 Performance analysis of microwave link
Week 14 Catch-up lab
Week 15 Catch-up lab
Week 16 Revision for the mid-year test
Week 17 Mid-year exam
Week 18 Mid-year exam
Week 19 Course Outline, Assessment Criteria, Introduction to Cellular Communications
Week 20 Radio waves & propagation
Week 21 Cellular concepts
Week 22 Introduction to Mobile Communication Systems
Week 23 Cellular mobile Radio Systems
Week 24 Mobile Radio Propagation models
Week 25 Cellular Mobile Radio concepts
Week 26 GSM
Week 27 Third generation Mobile systems
Week 28 3.5 G and beyond Mobile Systems
Week 29 Lab
Week 30 Lab
Week 31 Presentation session
Week 32 Revision of All Practicals, Catch up session for labs
Week 33 Practical exam
Week 34 Revision of all lectures
Week 35 Final exam
Week 36 Final exam
Note: There will be some minor variation of the schedule.
Cellular Communications Explained
Shared network drive (S:\).
Overview of Assessment
ASssessment may include:
Assignment based research reports
Project or Written Test
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the criteria set in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together skills and knowledge as follows:
Theoretical Written assessment.
Work Simulation exercises
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)
Assignments / Projects / Presentations 25%
Laboratory Exercises 25%
Written Exams 50%
This course is the conjunction of EEET6725C and EEET6726C. The cluster name for EEET6725C & EEET6726C is ’Network Analysis and Management’.
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