Course Title: Design and implement Internetworking systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: ISYS5676C

Course Title: Design and implement Internetworking systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mohammad Hassan
PHONE: 99254700 FAX: (03) 99254377

Sanket Kakkad

Phone: 99254381, Email:

Nominal Hours: 120

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 prerquisites

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers the design, implementation and performance monitoring of internetworking systems. It encompasses safe working practice, evaluating customer requirements, applying sound design principles, using Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies, complying with regulation and standards, and documentation of design and performance monitoring.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED018B Design and implement Internetworking systems


1. Prepare to design internetworking systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
internetworking systems. area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Design brief for the internetworking is developed
and documented in consultations with person(s) of higher authority.
1.4 Work team/group is arranged of appropriately
competent persons in accordance with skills required to meet work outcomes and organisation’s established procedures.
1.5 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines
in consultation with others involved on the work.


2. Design internetworking systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Internetworking system is designed to comply with
internetworking design brief and consideration of economical and
systems. appropriately effective design solutions.
2.2 Switching, routing and WAN technologies are
included in the internetworking system design.
2.3 Internetworking system design includes
specification of required media that is compliant with industry standards.
2.4 Internetworking system design is documented in
accordance with organisation’s policies and procedures.
2.5 Internetworking system design is presented and
discussed with person(s) of higher authority.

2.6 Alterations to the internetworking system design
resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation’s policy.
2.7 Final internetworking system design is documented
and approval obtained from person(s) of higher authority.


3. Implement internetworking systems

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines
internetworking systems. in consultation with others involved on the work.
3.2 Appropriate development tools and software are
selected based on specified requirements and performance standard.
3.3 Knowledge of internetworking arrangements and
protocols is applied to installing, configuring and testing switching, routing and WAN technologies.
3.4 System malfunctions are identified during testing
and rectified using logical techniques drawing knowledge of internetworking arrangements and protocol.
3.5 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to
provide most effective solutions.
3.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal
performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.
3.7 Final internetworking system design and
implementation are documented in accordance organisation’s established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized setting up and managing Local Area Network s(LAN). The learning unit will place emphasis on LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:

Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.

• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures

Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues

• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks

• In general there will be one practical exercise per week
• You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
• The lab journal will be a bound exercise book

o Loose leaf binders will not be accepted

• The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
• The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date

o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked
o Write ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the practical exercise will not be marked

• In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the lab journal
• Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the lab journal for future reference
• Responses to worksheets for practical exercises must be written up in the lab journal
• The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the lab journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work

Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement

a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.

• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.

Test and exams:
There will be weekly tests to assist your progress in the course

• You will be required to read and study at least one chapter of the course content per week
There will be an on-line final exam at the end of semester covering all topics

Occupational Health and Safety:
Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.

• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs

o Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab

Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will applied to you in this course. You will be expected to:

• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements

o You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk

• Prepare for classes
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.

o It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timeliness
o Please ask if something is not clear

The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.

Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities

Teaching Schedule

This competency will be taught wholistically in conjunction with UEENEEH088B Design and Develop Electronics/Computer Systems Projects (EEET6743C).

Week 1: LAN design and switched LAN architecture. Configuring, managing and securing switches
Week 2: Configuring and troubleshooting VLANs
Week 3: Configuring and troubleshooting VTP
Week 4: Implementing spanning tree protocols
Week 5: Configuring and troubleshooting inter-VLAN routing
Week 6: Configuring and securing wireless router
Week 7: WAN technology concepts and services in a converged WAN
Lab: Revision
Week 8: PPP concepts and configuring PPP authentication
Lab 1 exam
Week 9: Frame relay concepts and configuring frame relay networks
Lab 1 exam
Final exam 1
Week 10: Enterprise network security and managing Cisco IOS devices
Week 11: Access control lists (ACLs)
Week 12: Broadband services and VPN technology
Week 13: Scaling networks with NAT and configuring DHCP server
Week 14: Troubleshooting enterprise networks and completing project work
Week 15: Revision
Week 16: Lab exam 2
Case study due
Week 17: Lab exam 2
Final exam 2
Week18: Finalisation and review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed material is available on line.


Dye, M et al 2007, Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Pearson Education Australia
Graziani, R & Johnson, A 2007, Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide, Pearson Education Australia

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Exam 1(20%)
Laboratory Exam 2 (20%)
Cisco Online Chapter Exams (10%)
Final Exam 1 (15%)
Final exam 2 (15%)
Case Study (20%)

Assessment Matrix

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