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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: COSC6116C

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

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5300 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact : Radhu Punchanathan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251409

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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


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)


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

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 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
025th JunePre-training review:
• LLN as required

Familiarisation with:
• Program
• Services/facilities
• Other students
• Teacher(s)
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Pre-reading
• Blackboard

Overview of assessment requirements:
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy

Topic 1 - Personal Computer Hardware

Class exercises
12nd JulyTopic 2 - Operating SystemsClass exercises
29th JulyTopic 3 - Connection to the NetworkClass exercises
316th JulyTopic 4 - Connecting to the Internet Through an ISPClass exercises
423rd JulyAssessment 1 in LabsAssessment 1
530th JulyStudent Study Week 
66th AugustTopic 5 - Network AddressingClass exercises
713th AugustTopic 6 - Network ServicesClass exercises
820th AugustTopic 7 - Wireless TechnologiesClass exercises
 27th AugustMid Semester Break (27th to 31st August) 
93rd SeptemberRevision 
1010th SeptemberAssessment 2 in LabsAssessment 2
1117th SeptemberTopic 8 - Basic SecurityClass exercises
1224th SeptemberTopic 9 - Troubleshooting Your NetworkClass exercises
131st OctoberRevision 
148th OctoberAssessment 3 in LabsAssessment 3
1515th OctoberAssessment 3 in LabsAssessment 3
1622nd OctoberFeedback 
1729th OctoberResubmits 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Recommended Texts:
Networking for Home and Small Business, CCNA Discovery Learning Guide: Ciscopress. ISBN: 1587132095 / ISBN 13: 9781587132094
Recommended References:
Practical TCP/IP: Mansfield N: Addision-Wesley, Pearson Education,
ISBN 0-2017-5078-3
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

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

Assessment 1: (Week4)
In this assessment you will need to submit answers to questions from class activities via the learning hub.

Assessment 2: (Week10)
The two activities that you need to do as part of assessment 2 are:
• Multiple-choice question test.
• Configuring networks using Packet Tracer

Assessment 3: (Week14 and 15)
The two activities that you need to do as part of assessment 3 are:
• Multiple-choice question test.
• Configuring and troubleshooting networks using Packet Tracer / routers and switches.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Submission Requirements:

Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• 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 work for assessment 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.

Marking Guide (Competency):

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT).

So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

Marking Guide (Grading):

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:


We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services.


We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required to configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable approach to configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in all the assessment tasks.


We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing to configure, verify, troubleshoot WAN links,IP services and how these might be addressed.


We expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.


We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding to configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services.

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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