Course Title: Install and maintain a wide area network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6977C

Course Title: Install and maintain a wide area network

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4298 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716

Divya Anshu Bhardwaj
Telephone: +613 9925 4163

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install and maintain a wide area network (WAN).

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN4214A Install and maintain a wide area network


1.Prepare for the installation and maintenance of a network with WAN access

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Prepare for given work according to occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements with appropriate personnel
1.2.Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel
1.3.Determine nature and scope of the network from job briefs or appropriate personnel
1.4.Select and obtain network hardware, software, WAN protocol and technology requirements according to enterprise procedures
1.5.Obtain operating instructions, manuals, installation procedures, hardware and software testing methodologies and testing resources
1.6.Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite


2.Install and maintain a WAN accessible network

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Determine network addressing scheme for network connectivity and confirm using calculations
2.2.Identify security threats and initiate control measures according to enterprise procedures
2.3.Set up and configure the network to provide WAN access according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures
2.4.Use hardware and software analysis and diagnostic methodologies to test network connectivity


3.Complete and document WAN network installation

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Restore worksite to safe condition according to established safety procedures
3.2.Record and store essential installation information according to enterprise procedures
3.3.Notify appropriate personnel about the completion of the task according to enterprise procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, online quizes and interaction with individuals and groups within the Telecommunications area. This competency is mapped to CCNA Exploration Unit 4 by the industry skills council.You will be offered training through Cisco Networking Academy Program for this competency. This training prepares you for the CCNA exam.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1:
Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria.
Lecture: Introduction to WANs (Chapter 1)
First Lab: Challenge Review (Lab1.4.1)

Week 2:
Lecture: Configuring PPP. (Chapter 2)
Second Lab: Basic PPP Configuration (Lab 2.5.1)
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 1

Week 3:
Lecture: Configuring PPP with Authentication (Chapter 2)
Third Lab: Challenge Lab PPP (Lab 2.5.2)
Quiz: Weekly catch up online quiz on chapter 1

Week 4:
Lecture: Frame Relay (Chapter 3)
Fourth Lab: Basic Frame Relay Configuration (Lab 3.5.1)
Quiz: Weekly line quiz on chapter 2

Week 5:
Lecture: Advance Frame Relay Concepts (Chapter 3)
Fifth Lab: Challenge Frame Relay (Lab 3.5.2)
Quiz: Weekly catch up online quiz on chapter 2

Week 6:
Lecture: Introduction to Network Security (Chapter 4)
Sixth Lab: Basic Security Configuration (Lab4.6.1)
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 3

Week 7:
Lecture : Secure Router Management (Chapter 4)
Seventh Lab: Troubleshooting Security Configuration (Lab4.6.3)
Quiz: Weekly catch up online quiz on chapter 3

Week 8:
Lecture: Using ACL’s to secure Networks (Chapter 5)
Eighth Lab: Basic Access Control Lists (Lab 5.5.1)
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 4

Week 9:
Lecture: Troubleshooting Common ACL’s errors (Chapter 5)
Ninth Lab: Troubleshooting Access Control Lists (Lab 5.5.3)
Quiz: Weekly catch up online quiz on chapter 4

Week 10:
Lecture: Teleworker Services (Chapter 6)
Tenth Lab: Trouble shooting Frame Relay (Lab3.5.3)
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 5

Week 11:
Lecture: IP Addressing Services (Chapter 7)
Eleventh Lab: Challenge Security Configuration (Lab4.6.2)
Quiz: Weekly catch up online quiz on chapter 5

Week 12:
Lecture: IP Addressing Services Continued (Chapter 7)
Twelfth Lab: Basic DHCP and NAT (Lab 7.4.1)
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 6

Week 13:
Lecture: Network Troubleshooting (Chapter 8)
Thirteenth Lab: Troubleshooting DHCP and NAT (Lab 7.4.3)
Quiz: Weekly catch up online quiz on chapter 6

Week 14:
Lecture: Network Troubleshooting continued (Chapter 8)
Fourteenth Lab: Troubleshoot Enterprise Networks 3(Lab8.5.3)
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 7.

Week 15:
Lecture: Revision
Fifteenth Lab: Revision
Quiz: Weekly online quiz on chapter 8

Week 16:
Lecture: Revision Continued
Practical  Test
Quiz: Weekly catch up quiz on Practice

Week 17-18:
Lecture: Summary of CCNA 3 Lectures
CCNA 3 Online Final Test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources To access the learning material via this website use individual login.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Weekly Online Quizes
2. Practical Test - Week 16
3. Online Final Test - Week 17-18

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit

Assessment Matrix


Assignment TaskElement
Weekly Online QuizesElement 1,2,3
Practical TestElement 1, 2,3
Online Final TestElement 1,2,3

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

Please refer;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails. 

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 3.5 in addition to 76.5 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation. 


Course Overview: Access Course Overview