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 Internet or Workplace

Term2 2012

Course Contact: Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course defines the competency required to identify the best way computers and local area networks (LANs) can be connected to make a wide area network (WAN).

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with: COSC 6076C – Install and Configure Router [ICAI5176C]

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAA5145B Identify best-fit topology for a wide area network


1. Identify WAN needs

2. Create WAN specification

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques