Course Title: Install and configure a single segment local area network switch

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COSC5328C

Course Title: Install and configure a single segment local area network switch

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5194 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)

Course Contact : Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251409

Course Contact Email:radhu@rmit.edua.u


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Bell
9925 8315
david.bell@rmit.edu.au

Adam Meehan

adam.meehan@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 10

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

None

This course is co-delivered & co-assessed with three other courses:
COSC5318c Evaluate vendor products
COSC5354c Acquire system components
COSC5325c Determine maintenance strategy

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to select, install and test a single switch on one segment of a local area network (LAN).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI5173A Install and configure a single segment local area network switch

Element:

Determine specifications for switch
Select appropriate hardware
Install switch and supporting peripherals
Configure switch
Test and troubleshoot switch

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Determine and document the topology of the LAN
1.2. Investigate and determine current and future network capacity according to current and future business requirements
1.3. Determine the number and type of switch required, with reference to current and future network requirements
1.4. Determine the requirements for network management and security, as prescribed by organisational policy
2.1. Select the switch and switch operating system software version with the appropriate features according to required specifications
2.2. Choose computers and consider what effect on traffic servers, routers and other network devices will have, when implemented according to network requirements
3.1. Assemble and mount in rack for physical security and connect switch and peripherals, in accordance with manufacturer requirements
3.2. Connect switches
3.3. Connect user to access points using cable that meets the appropriate standard
3.4. Connect power to the switch, power it up and check operation
4.1. Establish a valid network connection with other network devices
4.2. Configure a network address for the switch
4.3. Install and/or configure simple network management protocol (SNMP) agent software, on each switch, to collect network traffic data for the management information base (MIB) from that segment of the network and relay it to the management console


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Teacher directed learning activities, Online study material, Hands-on Practicals, Group Discussions


Teaching Schedule

Week No

(Starting Monday)

Topics and learning activitiesvvvAssessment
Tasks/Elements

Week 1-

9 Feb         

Course Introduction
Skills gap analysis
Personal Computer Hardware
Orientation to Cisco online resources and registration 
 Week2-16 Feb
 Personal Computer Hardware, Operating Systems Determine HW specifications, Observing software and applications Handout Case
Study
Module exam
Element 1
 Week3-23 Feb
 Connecting to the Network Building Peer to peer networks Module exam
 Week4-2 Mar
 Connecting to the Internet thru ISP Cables and connectors working with twisted pair cables Module exam
 Week5-9 Mar
 Addressing the network IPv4 IP address scheme development tasks 
 Week6-16 Mar
 Addressing the network IPv4 IP address scheme development tasksPart I of Case
Study Due

Element 2
 Week7-23 Mar
 Addressing the network IPv4 IP address scheme development tasks Module exam
 Week8-30 Mar
 Network services Working with Network services Module exam
 Week9-6 Apr
 Wireless Technologies Working with wireless devices Module exam
 MID SEMESTER (EASTER) BREAK – 9th – 14th April   
 Week9-13 Apr  Wireless Technologies Working with wireless devices Module exam
 Week10-20 Apr
 Troubleshooting your network Apply troubleshooting techniques Module exam
Part II of Case
Study Due

 Week11-27 Apr
 Basic Switching Set up basic switched network Element 3, 4
 Week12-4 May
 Switch Configuration Switch protocol configuration Module exam

 Week-13-

11 May

 Putting it all together Work on completing the capstone project Finalize Part III of case study
 Week14-
18 May
 Practical assessment Revision  Part III of Case
Study Due
 Week15-
25 May
                                                              Practical Assessment
 Week16-
1 Jun
 Review of important topics for the final theory exam
Practical Assessment Resit (Special Consideration Cases) 
 
 Week17-
9 Jun
 (Final Exams for Cisco Academy CCNA certificate only)
(Location and date to be advised) 
 
 Week18-
15 Jun
 Course Feedback and Review  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Networking for Home and Small Business, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide: Ciscopress. ISBN: 1587132095 / ISBN 13: 9781587132094


References

Practical TCP/IP: Mansfield N: Addision-Wesley, Pearson Education,
ISBN 0-2017-5078-3

Guide to Networking Essentials 4th ed.: Tomsho G, Tittel E, Johnson D.: Thomson Course Technology. ISBN 0-619-21532-1

Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administration: DiNicolo D. Thomson Course Technology. ISBN 0-619-18611-9


Other Resources

NIL


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.


Assessment Tasks

This course comprises three assessments

Assignment (case study)             40%

Practical Exam                             40%

Final Theory Exam                      20%


Assessment Matrix

ICAI5173A Install and configure a single segment local area network switchAssignment (Case Study)Practical Assessment
Element 1-Determine specifications for switchYes 
Element 2-Select appropriate HWYes 
Element 3-Install switch & supporting peripherals Yes
Element 4-Configure switch Yes

Other Information

Competency and grading requirements:
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade.

Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
Reassessments will only be granted to students who were either unsuccessful in the first attempt or have an approved special consideration application.
A final examination worth 20% will be offered to students who have achieved CA


CISCO Certification:
Students interested in obtaining Cisco Academy’s Certification of completion and wish to continue towards Cisco’s world known Cisco Academy Program (CCNA) are advised to complete practice module exams during the class, and must pass the final online Cisco Network Academy Exam by obtaining 60 percent or above. Students opting for the Cisco’s online final exam will only be eligible for continuing with Cisco studies during their program of study. Students who have successfully completed assignment and practical assessment exam will only be eligible for the final online exam. More information about the Cisco’s qualification requirements and certification path can be obtained from your Cisco Academy’s CCAI (Cisco Certified Academy Instructor).CISCO Certification:
Students interested in obtaining Cisco Academy’s Certification of completion and wish to continue towards Cisco’s world known Cisco Academy Program (CCNA) are advised to complete practice module exams during the class, and must pass the final online Cisco Network Academy Exam as per Cisco’s requirements. Students opting for the Cisco’s online final exam will only be eligible for continuing with Cisco studies during their program of study. More information about the Cisco’s qualification requirements and certification path can be obtained from your Cisco Academy’s CCAI (Cisco Certified Academy Instructor).

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