Course Title: Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: COSC6116C

Course Title: Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5300 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact : Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251409

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Name: Michael Edwards
Contact email:

Nominal Hours: 90

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 course defines the competency required to configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network.

This unit is delivered using a blend of classroom based and self-paced learning activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK506A Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network


4. Secure a network using router services

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs)
4.2 Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements
4.3 Configure and apply ACLs to provide secure access to the router


5. Troubleshoot medium enterprise WAN links

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
5.2 Rectify WAN problems
5.3 Document solutions


1. Prepare to install medium enterprise WAN links

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Prepare for given work according to legislation, OHS codes, regulations and standards
1.2 Arrange access to the site according to required procedure
1.3 Review existing network design documentation to ensure it is current and complete
1.4 Select the network elements required to be installed to meet the technical requirements
1.5 Contact vendors and service suppliers to obtain specifications and availability of identified components
1.6 Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client
1.7 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing


2. Configure WAN links

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Describe different methods for connecting to a wide area network (WAN)
2.2 Configure and verify a basic serial WAN configuration
2.3 Configure and verify at least two WAN protocols
2.4 Describe virtual private network (VPN) technology
2.5 Configure and verify a site to site VPN
2.6 Describe asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) technology
2.7 Configure and verify an ADSL connection


3. Configure and verify IP services on a router

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explain the operation and benefits of using dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP)
3.2 Configure and verify DHCP operation on a router
3.3 Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a local area network (LAN) environment
3.4 Explain the basic operation of network address translation (NAT)
3.5 Configure NAT for given network requirements
3.6 Implement and verify NAT in a medium-sized enterprise branch office network
3.7 Describe the basic operation and configuration of internet protocol version 6 (IPv6)

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, and out-of-class research and homework.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities. 

Teaching Schedule

 The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows:

Induction Session

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
     • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
     • Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

WeekWeek CommencingTopicsAssessment

Introduction to the Course including:
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Extensions/Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Reminder re submission requirements
• Getting help
Introduction to the COSC6116C -  Exploring the network

216/02/15Network OS, Network protocols and Network access 
323/02/15IP Addressing 
402/03/15Routing, Routers and DHCP 
Mon 9/03/15 – Labour Day PH
Network device configurations and Revision 
616/03/15Assessment 1 in LabsAssessment 1
723/03/15Assessment 1 in Labs continuedAssessment 1
(3 days)
Routing protocols 
Mid-Semester Break (Thursday 2nd April to Wednesday 8th April)
8bThurs 9/04/15
(2 days)
Thurs 9/04 & Fri 10/04
Routing protocols
913/04/15Access Control Lists (ACL’s) & Network Address Translation (NAT) 
1020/04/15Network device configurations and Revision 
1127/04/15Assessment 2 in Labs Assessment 2
1204/05/15WAN Protocols and Broadband solutions 
1311/05/15Site-to-Site Connectivity - VPN 
1418/05/15Work on Project 
1525/05/15Project submission and feedback Assessment 3 - Project due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Recommended References:
1. Networking for Home and Small Business, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide: Ciscopress. ISBN: 1587132095 / ISBN 13: 9781587132094
2. Introducing routing and switching in the enterprise, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide
3. Practical TCP/IP: Mansfield N: Addision-Wesley, Pearson Education,
ISBN 0-2017-5078-3
4. Guide to Networking Essentials 4th ed.: Tomsho G, Tittel E, Johnson D.:Thomson Course Technology. ISBN 0-619-21532-1

Other Resources

Other materials will include worksheets distributed by the teacher in class and various Websites which will be indicated.

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Critical aspects of assessment
Evidence of the ability to:
- plan and prepare for the WAN link installation task
- install and configure WAN links
- configure and troubleshoot the following IP services:
- NAT
- ACLs
- configure and troubleshoot ADSL links
- configure and troubleshoot VPNs.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete 3 Assessments. You must successfully complete all 3 assessments to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment 1: (Weeks 6&7)
In assessment 1 you will be configuring and verify IP services on a router.
The tasks that need to be done will be a combination of:
• Multiple-choice question.
• Configuring networks using Packet Tracer and network devices in the lab

Assessment 2: (Weeks 11)
In assessment 2 you will configure WAN links, secure a network using router services and troubleshoot.
The tasks that you need to be done are:
• Multiple-choice question.
• Configuring, securing and troubleshooting networks Packet Tracer.

Assessment 3: (Week 15)
In assessment 3 you will submit a project report which goes through the various stages of preparing to install medium enterprise WAN links.

Assessment Matrix

The Assessment Matrix that maps all assessments to the critical aspects of evidence, skills, knowledge and elements is available from the teacher.

Other Information

Submission Requirements 

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
• Projects must be submitted via the learning hub (Blackboard)

Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information:

Form to use:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.

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Form to use:

Resubmissions (VET Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website: 

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Marking Guide (competency):

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

Final Grades Table:

CHD   Competent with High Distinction
CDI     Competent with Distinction
CC      Competent with Credit
CAG    Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC    Not Yet Competent
DNS   Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher. 

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