Course Title: Design and implement security for Internetworking systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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
Ph: +61 3 9925 4163
Appointment by email


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 be involved in the following learning activities:
• Lectures
• Practicals
• Work simulated activities
• Online quizzes
• Online Test
• Preparation for the Work place

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. 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
 Lecture: Modern Network Security Threats
Lab Activity 1: Researching Network Attacks and Security Audit Tools/Attack Tools

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


4-5Lecture: Implementing Firewall Technologies.

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


6Lecture: Implementing Intrusion Prevention.

Lab Activity 5: Configuring an Intrusion Prevention System on Packet Tracer
Online Quiz


3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
7Lecture: Securing the Local Area Network.

Lab Activity 6 : Securing Layer 2 Switches
Online Quiz


3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
8Lecture: Cryptographic Systems 
Lab Activity 6 : Securing Layer 2 Switches 
Online Quiz 
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 3.5,3.6,3.7 
9Lecture: Cryptographic Systems 
Lab Activity 7: Exploring Encryption Methods

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
10Lecture: 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  
11Lecture : Implementing the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance
Lab Activity 9: Configuring ASA Basic Settings and Firewall Using CLI on Packet Tracer.
Online Quiz


3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7

Lecture: Advanced Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance.
Lab Activity 10: Configure ASA Basic Settings and Firewall using ASDM

Online Quiz

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7

Lecture: Managing a Secure Network
Lab Activity 11: CCNA Security Comprehensive Lab
Online Quiz    

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
14Lecture : Revision

Lab: Revision

Online Quiz

Practical Test 
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
16Practical Test 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 ,3.5,3.6,3.7
17-18Closed Book paper based written Final Test1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6


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 minimum 36 hours outside the class time

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts. for reading material and preparation towards tests.

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

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


Assessment 2: Paper Based written Final  Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 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
Practical Test with Lab Journalxxxx  x  x   x x x x x x x x
Written Final  Test    x xxx  x xx x x xxxxxx

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Practical Test with Lab Journal X XX XX X x x x xXXXXX x
Written Final  Test X X X XX XXX X X      x
All Assessments2
 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

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 to to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to to find more information about special consideration.


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

Please refer to 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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