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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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
Phone: +613 9925 4013
Email: noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

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

Anu Mehta
Phone: +61 3 9925 4252
Email: anu.mehta@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 involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the two clustered competencies and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

  • Lectures
  • Work simulated activities
  • Test and online quiz
  • Practicals
     

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Networking 1) in conjunction with UEENEED104A (COSC6138C). You must enrol in both the courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of these competencies UEENEED146A and UEENEED104A.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEED104A (COSC6138C)

UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers
1 Prepare to use computer applications.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.
1.3 Application software and information required for use is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.
1.5 Help menu is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies.
2 Use engineering application software.
2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Techniques that apply to a particular software package are used to produce appropriate files.
2.3 Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of information in accordance with quality requirements.
3 Output information from an application.
3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for formal records and/or forwarded to others.
4 Shut down computer.
4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course and other clustered competencies are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies UEENEED104A, UEENEED146A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for the 2 clustered competencies(COSC 6146C & COSC6138C) is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1

Introduction to Course and Assessment Criteria. Cisco Academy Registration and Login. Guidelines on maintaining a Lab Journal and its submission
Lecture: Exploring the Network

2.1.4.9 Lab - Establishing a Console Session with Tera Term/hyperterminal/putty
0.0.0.1 Lab - Initializing and Reloading a Router and Switch 

UEENEED146A 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED104A 1.1, 1.2
2

Lecture: Configuring a Network Operating System
2.3.3.4 Lab - Building a Simple Network
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
3Lecture:  Network Protocols and Communications
8.1.2.8 Lab - Converting IPv4 Addresses to Binary
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
4

Lecture: Network Access
8.1.2.7 Lab - Using the Windows Calculator with Network Addresses
8.1.4.8 Lab - Identifying IPv4 Addresses
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, 
5Lecture: Ethernet
3.3.3.4 Lab - Using Wireshark to View Network Traffic
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
6Lecture: Network Layer
6.3.1.9 Lab - Exploring Router Physical Characteristics
6.4.3.5 Lab - Building a Switch and Router Network
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
7Lecture:Transport Layer
Lab: Revision for Practical Test 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
8
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
9Lecture:IP Addressing
9.1.4.10 Lab - Researching Subnet Calculators
9.1.4.8 Lab - Calculating IPv4 Subnets
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
10Lecture: IP Addressing
9.1.4.9 Lab - Subnetting Network Topologies
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
11Lecture: Subnetting IP Networks
9.2.1.3 Lab - Designing and Implementing a Subnetted IPv4 Addressing Scheme
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
12Lecture: Application Layer
9.2.1.4 Lab - Designing and Implementing a VLSM Addressing Scheme
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
13Lecture:  It’s a Network
8.2.5.4 Lab - Identifying IPv6 Addresses
8.2.5.5 Lab - Configuring IPv6 Addresses on Network Devices
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
 
14Lecture: Review of difficult topics
11.2.4.5 Lab - Accessing Network Devices with SSH
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
 
15Lecture: 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
16Lecture: 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
17-18Closed Book Online Test or
Closed Book Written Test
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introduction to Networks
Companion Guide
By Cisco Networking Academy
Published Dec 20, 2013 by Cisco Press.
 


References


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>COSC6146C

https://www.netacad.com/ 
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

  • Lab Journal 10%
  • Practical Tests 40%
  • Closed Book Online Test/Written Test 50%


This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEED146A Elements & Performance Criteria

 
UEENEED146A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.93.13.23.33.4
Lab Journalxx   xx xxx   x xx
Practical testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx x
Closed Book Online Test/Written Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEED104A  Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED104A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.33.13.24.14.2
Lab Journalxxxxx   xxxx
Practical test   xxxxxxxxx
Closed Book Online Test/Written Testxxxxxxxxxxxx

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Lab journal  X X    XX   X X  
Practical test XXX  XXX XXXXX 
Closed Book Online Test/Written TestXXX XXXXX XX XX 

ALL ASSESSMENTS

UEENEED146A

 2 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 0 2 3 1 3 1

 0

 

ALL ASSESSMENTS

UEENEED104A

2
331
113320231310
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.

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/STUDENTS/specialconsideration 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.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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