Course Title: Install and configure router

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC6076C

Course Title: Install and configure router

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with: COSC 6077C - Identify best-fit topology for a wide area network [ICAA5145B]

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to install and configure a router to a basic level.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI5176C Install and configure router


1. Select and install router

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Select router based on organisational needs and criteria
1.2. Assemble router and peripherals in accordance with manufacturer requirements, enterprise guidelines and protocols
1.3. Configure router according to manufacturer instructions and technical requirements, taking into account interoperability requirements with network components
1.4. Reconfigure individual workstations to operate within the new environment, if required


2. Configure and test router

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Test router and peripherals in accordance with manufacturer instructions and technical requirements
2.2. Test hardware and router to ensure full functionality and interoperability
2.3. Reconfigure additional hardware as required
2.4. Make adjustments to network depending on test results

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

Teaching Schedule

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
WeekWeek CommencingTopicsAssessment

Competencies Delivered

16th Feb 2012

Pre-training review:

Familiarisation with:
• Program
• Services/facilities
• Other students
• Teacher(s)
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Pre-reading
• Blackboard

Overview of assessment requirements:

• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy

Packet Tracer download / Review

213th Feb 2012• Internet and its uses
• Introduction IP addressing structure
 Task 1: Module test 1ICAI5176C
320th Feb 2012• Help desk
• IP addressing structure
Task 1: Module test 2ICAI5176C
427th Feb 2012• Planning a Network upgrade
• IP addressing structure
 Task 1: Module test 3ICAI5176C
55th Mar 2012 • Planning the Addressing structure
• Labs
Task 1: Module test 4ICAI5176C
12th Mar 2012
(Monday, Labour Day)
• Configuring networking devices
• Labs
 Task 1: Module test 5ICAI5176C
719th Mar 2012 • Routing
• Labs
Task 1: Module test 6ICAI5176C
826th Mar 2012 • Configuring routers – Practicals
• Revision - Practical Assessment 1
92nd Apr 2012• ISP Services
• Configuring routers – Practical Test

Task 1: Module test 7
Task 2: Practical Test 1

(Split Group)

 Mid semester break (5 April to 11 April)
99th Apr 2012• ISP Services
• Configuring routers – Practical Test
Task 1: Module test 7
Task 2: Practical Test 1
1016th Apr 2012• ISP Services
• Configuring routers – Practical Test

 Task 1: Module test 7
Task 2: Practical Test 1

(Split Group)

1123rd Apr 2012• ISP Responsibilities
• Labs
 Task 1: Module test 8ICAI5176C
1230th Apr 2012• Troubleshooting
• Labs
 Task 1: Module test 9ICAI5176C
137th May 2012• Configuring routers – Practicals
• Revision - Practical Assessment 2
1414th May 2012• Configuring a WANTask 2: Practical Test 2 (Split Group)
1521st May 2012• Configuring a WANTask 2: Practical Test  2 (Split Group) ICAI5176C
1628th May 2012• Evaluation and feedbackTask 3: Final Exam ICAI5176C
174th Jun 2012• Re-submissions if required ICAI5176C

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Cisco Networking Academy Program Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide by Allan Reid & Jim Lorenz Publisher: Cisco Press ISBN-10: 1587132109 ISBN-13: 9781587132100

Other Resources

You will be given online access to materials.

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

Assessment Tasks

1. Task 1: Module Tests 1-9

These are in-class module tests held during the course. They will be on-line multiple choice questions tests.

2. Task 2: Practical Test 1 & 2

 Practical test would be done in 2 parts:

Practical Test 1: hands-on demonstration of practical skills in designing a network and confuguring routers

Practical Test 2: configuration of networking devices, testing and troubleshooting the network (WAN).

 3. Task 3: Final Exam
The final exam will be a supervised closed book exam consisting of online multiple-choice questions.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Submission Requirements:

Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

Marking Guide (Competency):

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT).

So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

Marking Guide (Grading):

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:


We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to install and configure a router to a basic level.


We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required to install and configure a router to a basic level. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable approach to install and configure a router in all the assessment tasks.


We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing to install router and how these might be addressed.


We expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.


We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of installing routers.

Final Grades Table:

CHD   Competent with High Distinction
CDI     Competent with Distinction
CC      Competent with Credit
CAG    Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC    Not Yet Competent
DNS    Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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