Course Title: Install and manage network protocols
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: COSC5392C
Course Title: Install and manage network protocols
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology
Course Contact : Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Dan Flett
Phone: 03 9925 4345
Nominal Hours: 40
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
No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.
This unit defines the competency required to install and manage network protocols in a networking environment.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICAI3101B Install and manage network protocols
1 Install and manage network protocols.
1.1 Select, test and validate appropriate network protocol services
2. Identify network protocol applications.
2.1 Identify a range of well-known network protocol applications
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to plan for a budget then prepare the budget for a small production.
Details of Learning Activities
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• group discussion
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• work shopping of students’ own projects
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
|Week||Class Content||Other||Elements Covered|
|1a||An introduction to what networks are and how we use them. |
How much do we know about networks and which ones do we already use?
An overview of what we will learn this semester
A look at the different devices that make up a traditional computer network.
|1b||How are devices actually connected? |
A look at the ubiquitous blue cable, Cat5.
In class assessment: Terminate a patch cable
What language to computers speak?
How do different platforms transfer data?
A look at IP addressing, subnets and DHCP.
|Making the connection |
TCP/IP and Ethernet
|2a||A look at the biggest network in the world. |
What is WAN?
What is VPN?
What is DNS?
What is email?
What the difference between a mail client and web mail?
A look at clients and servers.
Setting up a mail client.
|The internet ||1&2|
|2b||What is the web? |
How does HTML allow us to see websites?
What other technologies are used on websites
What is Web 2.0?
What is FTP?
Setting up an FTP client.
In class assessment: Set-up an FTP client
What is telnet?
What is SSH?
HTTP and the WWW
FTP and telnet
|3a||How to setup a router. |
Admin and management of a router.
In class assessment: setup a router and IP addressing scheme
How do we connect our computer to the network?
Controlling your computers IP address via a router.
In class assessment: Setup a router.
|Setup a network |
Connecting to a network
|3b||What is a wireless LAN? |
What is an SSID?
Network encryption, spectrum, interference
How to setup a wireless access point.
How to setup a client to connect to the wireless access point.
In class assessment: setup and connect to a WLAN.
|Wireless systems |
Setting up a WLAN
|4a||What devices other that PC connect to the network? |
How do they differ from PCs?
A look at NAS, media players and network printers
How to setup and playback media files.
In class assessment: Connect a non PC device to the network.
|Networks for other device |
Connecting an AV device
|4b||What is a firewall? |
Precautions for passwords.
Viruses and spyware
A look back on what we’ve learned.
Looking forward to what you might encounter in the future.
A play with some network tools
Some amusing network tales and anecdotes.
|Network Security |
The wrap up
Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one
Overview of Assessment
Assessment tasks include practical in-class activities like terminating a patch cable and connecting an AV device as well as a project on network planning.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.
You will be assessed using the following methods:
Practical application project
Knowledge test & practical project
This is an assessment of the learner’s ability to apply a variety of skills and knowledge relating to the installation, alignment and testing of a sound system
For further details on the assessments and information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades used in this course are as follows:
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
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
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