Course Title: Advanced Networking 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Networking 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020


City Campus


520T Future Technologies


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Luke Eberbach

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 57 Level 5 Reception

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisites:
Networking 2 (COSC 2384)

You must have successfully completed Course COSC 2384 before you can enrol in this course.

Course Description

This course is a hands-on, career-oriented training with an emphasis on practical experience to help you develop specialized security skills to advance your careers. The curriculum helps prepare you for entry-level security career opportunities and for Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (210-260) leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for AD006 Associate Degree in Information Technology:
• Problem Solving
• Communication
• Responsibility
• Team Work

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Understand and implement appropriate technologies to secure a network.
2. Implement VPN.
3. Create a secure routing and switching network by implementing firewall technologies
4. Implement IPS, Content & Endpoint Security

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
• attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• laboratory activities designed to give hands on experience in networking skills and to reinforce the lecture material;
• using a network simulator that allows you to do tasks usually performed on a physical network;
• on-line quizzes related to the skills and concepts previously learnt;
• elabs which use MacroMedia Flash resources to guide you through particular networking skills;
• written assignments consisting of questions that test understanding of concepts encountered in lectures or in labs; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and so broadening and deepening their understanding of networking principles

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT (also known as Blackboard) and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School.
You will be enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy Program and will therefore be able to access an extensive range of curriculum resources. Because of this, there is no recommended text book for this course.
The computer science subject guide is located at

and can provide useful references to further augment your studies.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Early assessment task: Early Class Activities

Weighting towards the final grade (%): 10%

This assessment supports CLO 1

Assessment Task 1: Class Activities

Weighting towards the final grade (%): 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4

Assessment Task 2: Final Skills Exam

Weighting towards the final grade (%): 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4

Assessment Task 3: Final written exam

Weighting towards the final grade (%): 25%

This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3,4