Course Title: Identify best fit topology for a wide area network

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5194

Course Title: Identify best fit topology for a wide area network

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2009,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to determine the most appropriate way of networking computers to meet user needs and business requirements. Network topologies include large and small local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), virtual local area networks (VLANs) and wireless local area networks (WLANs).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


This course is co-delivered & co-assessed holistically with COSC 5327C Select and install a router

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAA5145A Identify best fit topology for a wide area network


1. Identify WAN needs

2. Create WAN specification

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignment, practical demonstrations, online quizzes and a final exam. You will be asked to demonstrate your work to your teacher to ensure relevant competency standards are met. You will be provided feedback throughout the course.