Course Title: Advanced Networking 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Networking 2

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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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 2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Sem 2 2017,
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: Program Manager

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Building 57 Level 5

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisites:
Networking 2 (COSC 2384)


Course Description

This course is one of three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation. The course introduces you to the deployment of the state of the art campus LANs. The course focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable scalable multilayer-switched LANs.
You will develop advanced skills with VLANs, VTP, STP, Rapid STP, MSTP, inter-VLAN routing, multilayer switching, HSRP redundancy, Cisco QoS solutions especially with voice traffic and campus LAN security. This hands-on, lab-oriented course stresses the design, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of switched environments using layer 2 and layer 3 switches.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:
• Enabling Knowledge
• Critical Analysis
• Problem Solving
• Responsibility
• Team Work      

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Build campus networks using multilayer switching technologies.
2. Improve traffic flow, reliability, redundancy and performance for multi layered switched campus LANs.
3. Troubleshoot an environment that uses Cisco routers and switches for multi-protocol client hosts and services.
4. Perform entry-level tasks in the planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, TCP/IP networks.

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 the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) 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. Cisco Network Academy do not provide theory content, therefore recommended text book for this course is:

Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP SWITCH 300-115) by Richard Froom and Erum Frahim ISBN-10: 1-58720-664-1

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Early assessment task: Early Class Activities

Weighting towards the final grade (%): 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 1,3

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