Course Title: Design and implement security for Internetworking systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: COSC6158C

Course Title: Design and implement security for Internetworking systems

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Divya Anshu Bhardwaj
Phone: +61 3 9925 4163

Noor Sateh
Phone:+61 3 99254013

Nominal Hours: 100

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


Course Description

This unit covers the design, implementation and performance monitoring of Internetworking systems. It encompasses safe working practice, evaluating customer requirements, applying sound design principles, complying with regulation and standards, incorporation of advance security technologies and documentation of design and performance monitoring.
This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED122A Design and implement security for Internetworking systems


1 Prepare to design Internetworking systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Design brief for the advance security technologies is developed and documented based on organisation’s assessment of its security vulnerabilities in
consultation 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 in the work.
1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure network development is carried out efficiently.


2 Design Internetworking systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Internetworking system is designed to comply with design brief and consideration of economical and appropriately effective design solutions.
2.2 Advance security technologies are included in the Internetworking system design. (See Note)
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 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.
1. Examples of advance security technologies are firewalls intrusion detection feature of CSACS, Cisco
IOS routers, PIX for AAA service, site-to-site VPNs between Cisco devices and remote access VPNs
between Cisco device and clients


3 Implement Internetworking systems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in 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 advance routing 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 organisational or professional standards.
3.7 Final Internetworking system design and implementation are documented in accordance with organisation’s established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Practicals
• Work simulated activities
• Test and online quiz
• Preparation for the Work place

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course competencies is 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 competency UEENEED122A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
 ecture: Modern Network Security Threats

Lab Activity 1: Researching Network Attacks and Security Audit

Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc

2Lecture: Securing Network Devices.

Lab Activity 2: Securing the Router for Administrative Access
Online Quiz

2.1,2.2, ,2.3,2.4
3Lecture: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

Lab Activity 3: Securing Administrative Access Using AAA and RADIUS
Online Quiz


4Lecture: Implementing Firewall Technologies.

Lab Activity 4: Configuring CBAC and Zone-Based Firewall
Online Quiz


5-6Lecture: Implementing Intrusion Prevention.

Lab Activity 5: Configuring an Intrusion Prevention System
Online Quiz


3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
7Practical Test 1

3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
8Practical Test 1
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 3.5,3.6,3.7
9Lecture: Securing the Local Area Network.

Lab Activity6 : Securing Layer 2 Switches
Online Quiz

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
10Lecture: Cryptographic Systems.

Lab Activity 7: Exploring Encryption Methods.
Online Quiz


3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
11Lecture: Implementing Virtual Private Networks.

Lab Activity 8: Configuring a Site-to Site VPN Using Cisco IOS
Online Quiz


3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
12Lecture: Managing a Secure Network.

Lab Activity 9: Security Policy and implementation
Online Quiz

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
Lab Activity 9: Security Policy and implementation
Online Quiz
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
14Lab Revision
Online Quiz
Practical Test 2
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
16Practical Test 21.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
17-18Online Final Test1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>COSC6158C.

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:

Assessment 1: Practical Test with Lab Journal
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 2: Online Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/Performance CriteriaPractical Test with Lab Journal


Final Test

1.5 x
2.2 x
2.4 x
2.5 x
3.7 x



Assessment Tasks

• Practical Tests, 50 %
•  Online 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 UEENEED122A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED122A Elements & Performance Criteria
Presentationxx xxxxx x xxx         
Practical Testsxxxx  x  x   x x x x x x x x
OnlineTest    x xxx  x xx x x xxxxxx

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Practical Tests X XX XX X    XXXXX 
Online Test X X X XX XXX X X      
All AssessmentsX

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 25 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

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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.

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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:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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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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