Course Title: Acquire system components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COSC5354C

Course Title: Acquire system components

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5194 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)

Course Contact : Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409

Course Contact Email:radhu@rmit.edu.au


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
COSC5325C Determine maintenance strategy
COSC5328C Install and configure single segment LAN switch

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to identify system components and to follow procedures to purchase those components.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI5087A Acquire system components

Element:

Agree on methods of components acquisition

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm client requirements for solution, including software and operating system requirements
1.2 Review technical papers and recommendations that identify required hardware and software components
1.3 Review and clearly identify system components
1.4 Assess and determine the fit with existing technology by consulting with system developer
1.5 Identify and determine the best and current technology fit for each purpose by consulting with system developer
1.6 Develop a list of required system components with specifications and possible suppliers

Element:

Confirm system components for acquisition

Performance Criteria:

2.1Identify and assess the client organization’s preferred acquisition methods and policies
2.2 Evaluate acquisition methods and alternatives for required hardware and/or software components against required service levels, cost constraints, geographic constraints and user preferences
2.3 Discuss and agree acquisition method with client
2.4 Inform users and other stakeholders of acquisition method


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 Lectures, Online study material, Hands-on Practicals, Group Discussions


Teaching Schedule

Week No

Starting Monday

                                                          Topics and learning activities Assessments/
Elements
 Week 1-9 Feb
 Identify and prioritise business requirements
Course Introduction
 Interview (client) teacher) for details

Orientation to Cisco online resources and registration
 COSC5318 E 2
 Week 2- Feb16
 Investigate vendors and products
Personal Computer Hardware, Operating Systems
 Research various vendors and products using web resources
Reading Cisco online contents and perform interactive tasks
Determine HW specifications, Observing software and applications
 Assignment Hand out
COSC5318 E 2

 Week 3-

23 Feb

 Compare vendor and products for quality and support
Connecting to the Network
 Prepare a report on 3 vendors and their products
Reading Cisco online contents and perform interactive tasks
Building Peer to peer networks
 Work on assignment Part A
COSC5318 E 3
 Week 4-2 Mar
 Document findings and make recommendation
Connecting to the Internet through ISP
 Prepare accost-benefit analysis of products
Reading Cisco online contents and perform interactive tasks
Cables and connectors working with twisted pair cables
 Work on Assignment Part A
COSC5318 E 4
 Week 5-9 Mar
 Addressing the network IPv4 Develop a recommendation report on your recommended products
Reading Cisco online contents and perform interactive tasks
IP address scheme development
 COSC5318 E4
 Week 6-16 Mar
 Addressing the network IPv4 Finalise assignment Part A
IP address scheme development tasks
 Assignment Part A due
 Week 7-23 Mar 
                           

 Obtain client’s approval to your recommended products (Part A) Prepare a list of products for acquisition
Addressing the network IPv4

 Start working on Assignment Part B
Research on component acquisition methods
IP address scheme development tasks
 COSC5354 E1
 Week 8-30 Mar
 Develop a list of required components with specifications and suppliers
Network services
 Research and develop a list of components and specification for assignment Part B
Reading Cisco online contents and perform interactive tasks
Working with Network services
 Feedback on Assignment
Part A,
COSC5354 E1

 Week 9-6 Apr  Identify client’s preferred acquisition policies
Evaluate acquisition methods and alternative for HW and SW
Wireless Technologies
 Research on acquisition methods for Assignment Part B, Obtain client (teacher’s) agreement for acquisition your method
Working with wireless devices
 COSC5354 E2
                                                                          MID SEMESTER (EASTER) BREAK – 9th – 14th April 
 Week 9-13 Apr  Identify client’s preferred acquisition policies
Evaluate acquisition methods and alternative for HW and SW
Wireless Technologies
 Research on acquisition methods for Assignment Part B, Obtain client (teacher’s) agreement for acquisition your method
Working with wireless devices
 COSC5354 E2
 Week10-20 Apr
 Identify client’s preferred acquisition policies
Evaluate acquisition methods and alternative for HW and SW
Wireless Technologies
 Research on acquisition methods for Assignment Part B, Obtain client (teacher’s) agreement for acquisition your method
Reading Cisco online contents and perform interactive tasks
Working with wireless devices
 COSC5354 E 2
 Week11-27 Apr
 Identify risks to business continuity
Basic security

 Assignment Part C hand out
Develop Business Continuity plan as assignment

Part   C
Employing basic security techniques

 Assignment
Part B due

COSC5325 E1
 Week12-4 May
 Identify critical components using Cisco switches
Determine clients maintenance requirements
Basic Switching
 Research on Cisco switches and Routers critical components and maintenance requirements
Reading Cisco online contents
Set up basic switched network
 COSC5325E2
 Week13-11 May
 Service Level Agreement
Switch Configuration
 Develop service level agreement as a part of your assignment
Reading Cisco online contents
Switch protocol configuration
 COSC5325 E2
 Week14-18 May
 Putting it all together Finalize assignment Part C Assignment
Part C 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 review & feedback   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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 competency will be assessed on the basis of the assignment.


Assessment Matrix

ElementsAssignment CA/NYC
100% (Refer to assignment marking guide)
Element 1-Confirm system components for acquisition Yes
Element 2-Agree on methods of acquisitionYes

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.

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