Course Title: Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: COSC6146C

Course Title: Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Noor Sateh
Telephone +613 9925 4013
Email: noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

George Listopad
Telephone: +613 9925 4441
Email: george.listopad@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEED102A & UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers setting up, configuring and maintaining operation of a basic local area network (LAN) of up to 20 connected devices. It encompasses safe working practices, installing network hardware, installing and configuring network software, establish user accounts, configure shared Internet connection and documenting set up parameters and LAN topology.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED146A Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)

Element:

1 Prepare to set up and configure basic local area network.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 The extent of set-up and configuration work is determined from job specifications and in consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.3 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.4 Hardware and software needed for the work is obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
1.5 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no damage has occurred and complies with requirements

Element:

2 Set up, configure and maintain basic local area network.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Layout of network hardware, cabling and outlets is determined from job specifications or in consultation with appropriate person(s).
2.3 Hardware is installed in accordance with network requirements. (See Note 1)
2.4 Network software and protocols are installed and configured in accordance with network requirements. (See Note 2)
2.5 Network operations are tested and anomalies identified and corrected.
2.6 Reported network failures and faults are responded to and appropriate tools and methods are used to
2.7 Identified causes of reported problems are rectified and network is tested in accordance with established procedures.
2.8 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.9 Set-up configuration and maintenance are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

Element:

3 Complete work and document activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Network configuration and maintenance records are maintained in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Service report is completed and forwarded to appropriate person(s) in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, practicals, and online quizzes. You will be offered training through Cisco Networking Academy Program for this competency. This training prepares you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Exam.

In this unit you will learn:
About occupational health and safety issues.
Develop an awareness of the OH&S procedures for a work area.
How to identify risks in a work environment.
How to control risks in a work environment.

Lectures: Introduce important concepts.
Attending lectures will make it easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course.
You will feel comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures.

Practical exercises: Provide you the hands on experience in 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 note book.
Loose leaf binders will not be accepted. The write up will be a record of your actions and observations as they are performed. The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date. Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked.
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 subtle 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 in industry. You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material. Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is poor industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.

Test and online quiz:
There will be weekly quizzes 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. The will be an on-line final test 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. 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 employed 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 undertake. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will be applied to you in this course. You will be expected to observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements. 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 manner. Finish your work on time to an accepted standard. Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timelines. 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 30% of course hours for reading, independent study, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.
 


Teaching Schedule

 This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Graduate cpapbilities:

Procedural-level understandingHow course addresses Engineering Australia professional attributesHow assessment addresses professional Attributes  Procedural-level understandingPractical knowledgeApplication of techniquesSynthesis and design problemsEffective CommunicationManagement information
An understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciencesAssessment by way of exams and
laboratory reports
 
In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice areaAssessed through laboratory work
Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problemsAssessed through laboratory work
Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problemsPeriodic tests and quizzes and laboratory work
Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner.Assessment by way of
laboratory reports
 
Professional use and management of informationDiscussions with students

Week 1:
Introduction to Course and Assessment Criteria. Cisco Academy Registration and Login. Guidelines on maintaining a Lab Journal and its submission
Lecture: Living in a Network Centric World
Lab: Number Representation and Conversion. IPv4 Addresses and their Structure
UEENEED146A 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2

Week 2:
Lecture: Communicating over the Network
Lab: Topology Orientation and Building a Small Network. Introduction to Packet Tracer
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 3:
Lecture: Application Layer Functionality and Protocols
Lab: Introduction to Wireshark. Using Wireshark to View Protocol Data Units
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
Week 4:
Lecture: OSI Transport Layer
Lab: TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols, TCP and UDP
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 5:
Lecture: OSI Network Layer
Lab: IPv4 Address Sub-netting Part 1
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 6:
Lecture: Addressing the Network - IPv4
Lab: IPv4 Address Sub-netting Part 2
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 7:
Lecture: Addressing the Network – IPv4 (continued)
Lab: Review for Practical Test
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 8:
Lecture: Review of Lectures
Lab: Open Book Practical Test 1
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 9:
Lecture: Configuring and Testing Your Network
Lab: Establishing a Console Session with HyperTerminal
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 10:
Lecture: OSI Data Link Layer
Lab: Basic Cisco Device Configuration
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 11:
Lecture: OSI Physical Layer
Lab: Managing Device Configuration
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 12:
Lecture: Ethernet
Lab: Frame Examination
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
Week 13:
Lecture: Planning and Cabling Networks
Lab: Address Resolution Protocol
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 14:
Lecture: Review of difficult topics
Lab: Intermediary Device as an End Device
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 15:
Lecture: Review of difficult topics
Lab: Review for Practical Test
Quiz: Online
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 16:
Lecture: Review of the Lectures
Lab: Open Book Practical Test 2. Lab Journal Assessment
UEENEED146A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

Week 17:
Closed Book Online Test
Closed Book Written Test

Week 18:
Catchup session
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

http://cisco.netacad.net. To access the learning material via this Cisco website individual login account shall be given in the first week of Semester.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

1. Lab Journal (10%) Week 16
2. Open Book Practical Tests (40%) Week 8, 16
3. Closed Book Online Test/Written Test (50%) Week 17

This course is graded using the following course grades:
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

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task  UEENEED146A ElementUEENEED104A Element
Lab Journal1, 31, 3, 4
Open Book Practical Tests1, 21, 2, 3, 4
Closed Book Online Test/Written Test2, 32, 3, 4

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Networking 1) in conjunction with UEENEED104A (Use Engineering Applications Software on Personal Computers). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of these competencies UEENEED146A and UEENEED104A.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 68 in addition to 128 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab journals
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
Maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
This course is delivered in conjunction with UEENEED104A in the cluster, Networking 1.The learning and assessment activities will include all the components of UEENEED146A and UEENEED104A.

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