Course Title: Design and implement Internetworking systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: ISYS5676C

Course Title: Design and implement Internetworking systems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact : George Listopad

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254441

Course Contact Email:george.listopad@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kenneth Falzon
PHONE: 99254716 FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Mohammad Hassan
PHONE: 99254700 FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: mohammad.hassan@rmit.edu.au

Sanket Kakkad
PHONE: 99254381 FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: sanket.kakkad@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

There are no prerquisites

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers the design, implementation and performance monitoring of internetworking systems. It encompasses safe working practice, evaluating customer requirements, applying sound design principles, using Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies, complying with regulation and standards, and documentation of design and performance monitoring.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED018B Design and implement Internetworking systems


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn how to configure secure and efficient networks using switches to implement local area networks (LANs) and virtual LANs (VLANs). You will also learn how to communicate between local area networks using wide area network (WAN) technology. In order to do so you will further learn about the popular protocols and the current issues involved in transmitting data over a WAN. You will also be introduced network access control, security issues, remote access and network troubleshooting.
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
o Loose 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
o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked
o Write 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 practise. 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
The 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
o Thongs 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
o You 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.
o It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timelines
o Please 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 Topic
1 Introduction to course:
• Course guide
• Assessment
• Overview of course Content
• Resources
• OHS issues

Lecture/tutorial:
• LAN Design
• Basic Switch Concepts and Configuration

Laboratory:
• Exercise 1a – Networking Review
• Exercise 1 b – Switch Configuration
2 Lecture/tutorial:
• Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
• Project overview
• Review of Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)

Laboratory:
• VLAN configuration

Project:
• Overview project
• Subnetting using VLSM

On line exams:
• LAN Design
• Basic Switch Concepts and Configuration
3 Lecture/tutorial:
• Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP)
• Project review

Laboratory:
• VTP configuration

Project:
• Implement and test VLANs

On line exam:
• VLANs
4 Lecture/tutorial:
• Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

Laboratory:
• STP configuration

On line exam:
• VTP
5 Lecture/tutorial:
• Inter VLAN routing

Laboratory:
• Inter VLAN routing

Project:
• Implement and test routing

On line exam:
• STP
6 Lecture/tutorial:
• LAN Wireless Concepts

Laboratory:
• Revision – preparation for laboratory exam 1

On line exam:
• Inter VLAN routing
7 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision for laboratory exam 1

Laboratory:
• Laboratory exam 1

On line exam:
• LAN Wireless Concepts
8 Lecture/tutorial:
• Introduction to WANs
• Point to Point Protocol (PPP)

Laboratory:
• PPP configuration
• Routing protocol review

On line exams:
• Catch up session
9 Lecture/tutorial:
• Frame Relay

Laboratory:
• Frame Relay configuration

On line exams:
• Introduction to WANs
• PPP
10 Lecture/tutorial:
• Network Security

Laboratory:
• Network Security

Project:
• Implement Frame Relay

On line exam:
• Frame Relay
11 Lecture/tutorial:
• Access Control Lists (ACLs)

Laboratory:
• ACLs

Project:
• Implement ACLs

On line exam:
• Network Security
12 Lecture/tutorial:
• Teleworker Services

Laboratory:
• Network Review lab 1

On line exam:
• ACLs
13 Lecture/tutorial:
• IP Addressing Services
o Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)
o Network Address Translation (NAT)
o IPv6 addressing

Laboratory:
• DHCP
• NAT

Project:
• Implement DHCP

On line exam:
• Teleworker Services
14 Lecture/tutorial:
• Network Troubleshooting

Laboratory:
• Network Troubleshooting

Project:
• Implement NAT

On line exam:
• IP Addressing Services
15 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision

Laboratory:
• Catch up and revision

Project:
• Testing and completion

On line exam:
• Catch up
16 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision

Laboratory:
• Catch up and revision

Project:
• Testing and completion

On line exam:
• Catch up
17 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision

Laboratory:
• Lab exam 2

Project:
• Submission

On line exam:
• Final Exam
18 Assessment feedback, catch-up and finalisation for exams, laboratory work, and project


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Wayne Lewis
LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
Cisco Press 1st Edition

Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani 2008
Accessing the WAN, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
Cisco Press 1st Edition

Tutorial and Laboratory work sheets will be available online (using RMIT Online Learning Hub) and students’ local S drive.

Laboratory exercises are available from Cisco website:
http://cisco.netacad.net


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Project
Written Examination


Assessment Tasks


Assessment task 1 : 15%
Laboratory exam covering lab exercises and topics from weeks 1 - 5
• Switch configuration
• VLAN configuration
• VTP configuration.
• STP configuration
• Inter VLAN routing
Underpinning knowledge for the configuration of routers and routing protocols as well as configuration for network connectivity is required.

Assessment task 2 : 15%
Laboratory exam covering lab exercises and topics from weeks 8 - 14
• PPP configuration
• Frame Relay configuration
• Network Security configuration.
• ACL configuration
• DHCP configuration
• NAT configuration
Underpinning knowledge for the configuration of routers and routing protocols as well as configuration for network connectivity is required.

Assessment task 3 : 30%
On line exam for all topics covering weeks 1 - 14

Assessment task 4 : 15%
On line individual chapter exams for all topics covering weeks 1 - 14

Assessment task 5 : 15%
On line individual chapter exams for all topics covering weeks 1 - 14

Assessment task 6 : 10%
Lab exercises and lab journal for all topics covering weeks 1 - 14


Assessment Matrix

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