Course Title: Internetworking and Middleware 3

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET5826L

Course Title: Internetworking and Middleware 3

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6042 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact : Mohammad Hassan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254700

Course Contact Email:mohammad.hassan@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mohammad Hassan
+61 3 99254700
mohammad.hassan@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

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

Internetworking and Middleware 1 & 2 (EEET5824L and 5825L)

Course Description

Students will develop fundamental understanding of Basic Switch Configuration, VLAN, VTP, Spanning Tree Protocol, Inter-VLAN Routing, Wireless Concepts


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace

Element:

UTENES008A/01 Demonstrate standards of performance
UTENES008A/02 Maintain personal competence
UTENES008A/03 Organise personal work priorities

Performance Criteria:

Complete RMIT CCNA 3 course requirements.

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304AA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Computer systems)

Element:

UTENES304AA/01 Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning procedures
UTENES304AA/02 Undertake commissioning procedures of, advance systems and associated apparatus
UTENES304AA/03 Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

Complete RMIT CCNA 3 course requirements.

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES406AA Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures (Computer systems)

Element:

UTENES406AA/01 Plan and prepare for the development of complex testing and evaluation procedures
UTENES406AA/02 Develop complex testing and evaluation procedures
UTENES406AA/03 Completion of work

Performance Criteria:

Complete RMIT CCNA 3 course requirements.

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES504AA Diagnose & rectify faults in advanced systems & apparatus (Computer systems)

Element:

UTENES504AA/01 Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus
UTENES504AA/02 Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus
UTENES504AA/03 Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus
UTENES504AA/04 Provide status report(s)

Performance Criteria:

Complete RMIT CCNA 3 course requirements.

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES702AA Design electrical/electronic apparatus & systems (Computer systems)

Element:

UTENES702AA/01 Establish design brief
UTENES702AA/02 Design system and installation
UTENES702AA/03 Check and finalise design

Performance Criteria:

Complete RMIT CCNA 3 course requirements.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide area Network. The learning unit will emphasis on LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:
Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.
•Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
•You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures

Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
•Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
•There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
•If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
•You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks
•In general there will be one practical exercise per week
•You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
•The lab journal will be a bound exercise book
oLoose leaf binders will not be accepted
•The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
•The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date
oWrite ups not in the lab journal will not be marked
oWrite ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the practical exercise will not be marked
•In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the lab journal
•Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the lab journal for future reference
•Responses to worksheets for practical exercises must be written up in the lab journal
•The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the lab journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work

Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement
a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.
•You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
•Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.

Test and exams:
There will be weekly tests to assist your progress in the course
•You will be required to read and study at least one chapter of the course content per week
There will be an on-line final exam at the end of semester covering all
topics

Occupational Health and Safety:
Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a
standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.
•You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
•Covered shoes must be worn in all labs
oThongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab

Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will applied to you in this course. You will be expected to:
•Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements
oYou must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
•Prepare for classes
•Attend all classes regularly and on time
•Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
•Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
•Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.
oIt is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timeliness
oPlease ask if something is not clear

The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.

Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course Outline, Assessment Criteria, LAN Design (CCNA 3- Chapter 1)
Lab Task 1- Review of Concepts from CCNA 2.
Week 2
Basic Switch Concepts & Configuration (CCNA 3- Chapter 2)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 1.
Lab Task 2- Basic Switch Configuration.
Week 3
VLANs (CCNA 3- Chapter 3)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter–2.
Lab Task 3- Managing Switch Operating System and Configuration Files.
Week 4
VTP (CCNA 3- Chapter 4)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 3.
Lab Task 4 - Basic VLAN Configuration.
Week 5
VTP (CCNA 3- Chapter 4)
Make up Online Exam CCNA3Chapter 1– 3.
Lab Task 5 - Challenge VLAN Configuration.
Week 6
VTP (CCNA 3- Chapter 4)
Make up Online Exam CCNA3Chapter 1– 3.
Lab Task 6- Basic VTP Configuration.
Week 7
STP (CCNA 3- Chapter 5)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 4.
Lab Task 7- VTP Configuration Challenge
Week 8
STP (CCNA 3- Chapter 5)
Make up Online Exam CCNA3Chapter 1– 4.
Lab Task – Revision LAB 1-7
Term Break
Week 9
Inter-VLAN Routing (CCNA 3- Chapter 6)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 5.
1st Lab Test (15%) Competencies Assessed: UTENES304AA/01, UTENES304AA/02
Week 10
Inter-VLAN Routing (CCNA 3- Chapter 6)
Make up Online Exam CCNA3Chapter 4– 5.
Lab Task 8- Basic Spanning Tree Protocol.
Week 11
Basic Wireless Concepts & Configuration (CCNA 3- Chapter 7)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 6
Lab Task 9- Challenge Spanning Tree Protocol
Week 12
Project
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 7
Lab Task 10- Basic Inter-VLAN Routing
Week 13
Project
Make up Online Exam CCNA2Chapter 6– 7.
Lab Task 11- Basic Wireless Configuration
Week 14
Project
Revision
Final CCNA 3 Online Exam: 30% Competencies Assessed: UTENES304AA/03
Lab Task – Revision LAB 8-11
Week 15
Project
2nd Lab Test (20%) Competencies Assessed: UTENES304AA/01, UTENES304AA/02
Make up Online Exam CCNA3 Final.
Week 16
Project (15%) Competencies Assessed: UTENES304AA/03
Week 17-18
Makeup Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Cisco Press, ISBN 1587132079, February 2008.


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Laboratory Test

Assignment


Assessment Tasks

Online Chapter Exams10
Lab journal10
1st lab Test15
Final lab Test20
ProjectProject15
Final examOnline30


Assessment Matrix

Online Chapter Exams10
Lab journal 10
1st lab Test15
Final lab Test20
ProjectProject15
Final exam Online 30
                      
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       

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