Course Title: Install and manage complex ICT networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: ISYS5690C

Course Title: Install and manage complex ICT networks

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5332 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Greg Long

Email: greg.long@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 100

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

Course Description

The ability to work with an ever expanding range of data and information technologies is crucial to employment in all industries.The purpose of this course is to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to install and manage enterprise-wide information and communications technology (ICT) networks as used within the live event industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK529A Install and manage complex ICT networks

Element:

1. Plan and design a complex network to meet business requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review network design, business requirements and latest vendor technical specifications for network components
1.2 Research options available for providing the network functionality required
1.3 Plan network implementation to provide network services and resources to meet business requirements

Element:

2. Design and implement a security strategy

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Analyse requirements for internal and external security
2.2 Design security strategy to meet requirements
2.3 Implement security strategy
2.4 Undertake ongoing monitoring of the viability and reliability of network security, through testing and use of technical tools
2.5 Continually monitor internal and external network access for security breaches

Element:

3. Install and configure a complex network to meet business requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Check and install cabling and associated components according to industry standards
3.2 Install and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide internet protocol (IP) addressing and routing
3.3 Install and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide name resolution
3.4 Install and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide network services
3.5 Install and configure remote access services
3.6 Install and configure devices to provide data management services

Element:

4. Provide integrated network services across a complex network

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Integrate multiple network services across network
4.2 Analyse and resolve interoperability issues
4.3 Optimise performance
4.4 Rectify security conflicts arising from integrating services

Element:

5. Plan, design and implement voice and video business communications system

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Install software and configure and test voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and videoconferencing services
5.2 Incorporate the use of a communications server to provide real-time multimedia communications
5.3 Select common voice and videoconferencing codecs according to standards and practices

Element:

6. Manage and support a complex network

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Identify and evaluate appropriate network management tools to assist in the administration of the complex network
6.2 Select and install network management tools according to industry and organisational standards
6.3 Set and monitor alerts and logs
6.4 Capture and analyse network performance data
6.5 Implement automated server updates
6.6 Implement desktop management policies
6.7 Implement automated virus checking
6.8 Use remote management tools

Element:

7. Test network functionality and obtain sign-off
 

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Test network functionality and record results
7.2 Record results of network functionality test
7.3 Complete network documentation according to organisational standards


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will have demonstrated your abiity to:

  • design and implement a complex network that involves integrating multiple network services to meet business requirements
  • design and implement an appropriate security strategy for a complex network
  • monitor and test the performance of aspects of the solution
  • provide ongoing management and support of the network.


Details of Learning Activities

  • Practical theory sessions
  • Equipment demonstrations, set-up and practical exercises in classroom as a simulated work environment
  • Group discussions
  • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • Practical assessment
  • Group activities/projects
  • Research
  • Simulated workplaces
  • External training with Extron Australia

Out of-class self-directed learner activities for this course include: private research at selected websites including but not limited to Extron Australia, and revision of notes to reinforce classroom content and preparation for end of course underpinning theory knowledge test. These activities will be monitored and assessed during class through question/answer sessions.


 


Teaching Schedule

ClassPlanned Activities (Subject to change)Elements Covered
1FOCUS –
Course overview outlining teaching schedule
An introduction to what networks are and how we use them;

INCLUDES
•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?
•Network topologies;
•Network infrastructure and components; and
•Applications of networks.

1,2,3,5
2FOCUS
In class Assessment Task: Terminate a patch cable and cross over cable

INCLUDES
•A brief history of networks in computer environments;
•A look at the ubiquitous blue cable - Category X cable. Shielded, unshielded;
TIA 568A vs TIA 568 cabling protocols;
•Different twisted pair cable types – advantages, disadvantages and applications; and
•Interoperability between the hardware of different vendors and the enabling roll played by protocols.
 

1,3,4,5
3FOCUS
Explore manufacturer’s equipment and components.

INCLUDES
•Key audio visual manufacturers of network enabled hardware to inform system design choices;
•Centralised vs. Decentralised DSP processing. Advantages and disadvantages;
•Network transport protocols for AV signals – i.e. HDBaseT and AVB; and
•Further applications of Ethernet cables, beyond network data transfer.
 

1,4,5
4 FOCUS
Network models – a look at how networks exchange information;

INCLUDES
•What is the OSI reference model?;
•Anatomy of the OSI model;
•Checksum – what is it, and why is it used?
•What is TCP/IP and anatomy of the TCP model;
•OSI vs. TCP;
•Application of the OSI and TCP in audio visual systems;
•Bridges vs Switches vs Routers

 2,3,4,5,6
5 FOCUS
Diving deeper into TCP/IP network protocols;


INCLUDES
•IP addresses and IP address classes;
•Reserved IP addresses;
•Static vs Dynamic IP address allocation;
•ARP – Address Resolution Protocol and how it functions to identify devices on a network;
•MAC addresses; and
•How to design and IP address schema.

 3,4
6 FOCUS
Installation practices for AV network equipment;


INCLUDES
•Network latency and how it affects AV system design and performance;
•The important role of equipment manufacturers: research, development and training; and
•Essential further learning through manufacturer based courses – online and class based.

 5,6
7 FOCUS
Requirement gathering and scoping.

INCLUDES
•Learning to consult with clients to determine business requirements for AV technologies and understanding the network design implications of these requirements;
•Researching current technologies to fulfil client requirements.

 1
8 FOCUS
Commissioning documents and quality control processes.

INCLUDES
•Understanding the parameters that need to tested and captured for successful commissioning of a complex ICT network;
•Understanding the parameters that need to be tested and capture to successfully monitor alerts and logs.

6,7
9 FOCUS
Installation

INCLUDES
•Install and configure:
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide internet protocol (IP) addressing and routing;
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide name resolution;
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide network services;
oInstall and configure remote access services;
oImplement network security protocols and firewalls;
oAnalyse and resolve interoperability

 3,4,5,6
10 FOCUS
Installation

INCLUDES
•Install and configure:
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide internet protocol (IP) addressing and routing;
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide name resolution;
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide network services;
oInstall and configure remote access services;
oImplement network security protocols and firewalls;
oAnalyse and resolve interoperability

 2,3,4,5,6,7
11 FOCUS
External training with Extron Australia (Providing access to large amounts of IT and AV equipment).

INCLUDES
Training in and integration of complex ICT networks used for the deployment and transport of AV signal;
Network commissioning and fault finding of the following
•Signal Integrity
•EDID Management
•Content Protection
Audio Management

3,4,5,6
12 FOCUS
Installation, commissioning and monitoring.

INCLUDES
•Install and configure:
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide internet protocol (IP) addressing and routing;
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide name resolution;
oInstall and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide network services;
oInstall and configure remote access services;
oImplement network security protocols and firewalls;
oAnalyse and resolve interoperability
oMonitor systems and record both standard and anomalous parameters, per pre defined commissioning and quality assurance documentation, in said documents.

 2,3,4,5,6,7
13 FOCUS
In class multiple choice assessment exam.

INCLUDES
•1.5 hours of in class guided discussion and revision; and
•1.5 hours open book multiple choice test.

 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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 about Vision system designs.


Other Resources

You should refer to Blackboard for recources for this course. The teacher may refer you to other resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing and will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of these assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1 - Practical Assessment Task: Assemble and test network cable. Due: Class #2 Please refer to the Assessment Tool document for full details of this assessment task.

Assessment Task 2 - Practical Assessment Task: Work in a group to install and monitor a complex ICT network capable of audio visual signal transport. Due: Class # 10 & 11 Please refer to the Assessment Tool document for full details of this assessment task.

Assessment Task 3 - Theory Test: Open book multiple choice classroom underpinning knowledge theory test. Due: Class #13 Please refer to the Assessment Tool document for full details of this assessment task.

Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

 


Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Attendance

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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