Course Title: Install and manage network protocols

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Greg Long

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.

Course Description

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.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select, test and validate appropriate network protocol services
1.2 Design a network addressing system, with subnet and host IDs, including appropriate devices
1.3 Configure hosts and workstations to use IP addresses either manually or through automatic allocation of addresses, such as found with dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)


2. Identify network protocol applications.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify a range of well-known network protocol applications
2.2 Evaluate client user requirement and recommend network protocol services
2.3 Apply IP addressing scheme according to approved polices and procedures

Learning Outcomes

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:
• lectures
• 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

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule
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.

ClassClass Content Elements Covered
1An overview of what we will learn this semester;
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?
A look at the different devices that make up a traditional computer network. How are devices actually connected?
 1, 2, & 3
2In class Open Book Formative Assessment Task: Terminate a patch cable and cross over cable
A look at the ubiquitous blue cable, Category X cable. Shielded, unshielded;
What language do computers speak?
How do different platforms transfer data?
A look at IP addressing, subnets and DHCP;
A look at the biggest network in the world;
What is WAN?
What is VPN?
What is DNS?
1.4, 2.1 &3.1
1.3, 1.4
3What is email?
What the difference between a mail client and web mail?
A look at clients and servers;
Setting up a mail client;
What is the web?
How does HTML allow us to see websites?
What other technologies are used on websites;
What is Web 2.0?
4In class Open Book Formative Assessment Task: Set-up a router and IP address schema
What is FTP?
Setting up an FTP client;
What is telnet?
What is SSH?
How to setup a router;
Admin and management of a router;
How do we connect our computer to the network?
Controlling your computers IP address via a router
1.3 & 1.4
1.4 & 2.3


5What is a wireless LAN?
What is an SSID?
Network encryption, spectrum and interference;
How to setup a wireless access point;
How to setup a client to connect to the wireless access point;
What devices other that PC connect to the network?
How do they differ from PCs?
A look at NAS, media players and network printers; and
How to setup and playback media files.
2.1 & 2.2
1.4 & 2.3
2.2 & 3.2
6In class Open Book Formative Assessment Task: Multiple choice test of all topics covered so far.
What is a firewall?;
Importance of precautions for passwords;
Viruses and spyware
Introduction to Audio Visual network applications;
AV & IT Convergence;
Audio Visual Networking Protocols and their applications; and
Advantages and disadvantages of network base AV signal transport.
1,2, & 3
1.1 & 3.1
3.3 & 3.4
7Introduction to AV networkable equipment manufacturers, platforms and standards;
POE – Power Over Ethernet;
Installation practices for AV network equipment;
The important role of equipment manufacturers: research, development and training; and
Essential further learning through manufacturer based courses – online and class based.



8In Class Open Book Summative Assessment Task: Configure a network and transport equipment to deploy AV signals over a Local Area Network.



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and note paper
• 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

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:


1. Class two – Terminate a patch cable and cross over cable. (Open Book assessment task)
2. Class four - In class assessment: setup a router and IP addressing schema. (Open Book assessment task)
3. Class six – In class assessment: Multiple choice test of all topics covered so far.(Open Book assessment task)



1.Class eight - In Class Assessment - Configure a network and transport equipment to deploy AV signals over a Local Area Network. (Open Book assessment task)

This is an assessment of the your 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:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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