Course Title: Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC6130C

Course Title: Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5306 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Alex Buono

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4475

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 120

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


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK507A Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers


Configure and verify dynamic classless routing protocols

Performance Criteria:

Determine the appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
Calculate and apply an addressing scheme including VLSM IP addressing design to a network
Configure and verify at least 2 classless routing protocols


Configure basic router operation

Performance Criteria:

Describe basic routing concepts
Describe the operation of routers
Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
Access and utilize the router to set basic parameters
Upgrade firmware on a router
Save and backup router configuration files
Implement basic router security
Configure static and default routes


Prepare to install a medium enterprise router

Performance Criteria:

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


Troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

Performance Criteria:

Troubleshoot device configuration and network connectivity using basic utilities
Identify and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations
Troubleshoot router hardware and software operation

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Delivery mode- includes internet, face-to-face and workplace.
Students are required to read the prescribed chapters from the Cisco website and any additional information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

The learning activities include
• Case studies
• Weekly online chapter exams.
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

1Introduction to Routing and Packet forwardingAll resources are available on the Learning Hub and Cisco Website
2Static and Dynamic Routing 
3Distance Vector Routing Protocols 
5RIP v1 
6RIP v2 
8Link State Routing Protocols
9The Routing Table 
10Revision – Online Exam and Skills Based Assessment 
11Revision – Online Exam and Skills Based Assessment 
12Online Exam 
13Skills Based Assessment 
14Skills Based Assessment 
 *Please note this is subject to change 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the Cisco network academy website or the RMIT web site Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Subject outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities/Simulations

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants 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 for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit. Evidence of the ability to:
• plan and prepare for the installation of an enterprise router
• design a classless IP addressing scheme to suit requirements
• install, configure and test the network elements to ensure interoperability within the network
• apply network topologies, routing protocols and security issues
• apply solutions and troubleshoot defined network problems.
• Satisfactory Completion of a final online exam.
Overview of assessment tasks

Assessment will be broken down into 2 parts:

*Both parts will be required to be meet the instructors satisfaction in order to be deemed as competent.

Cisco CCNA 2 Exam:
Students will be required to complete the exam at RMIT. This exam will be done in class. Students will be required to achieve a score of 50% in order to be deemed competent.

Skills Based Assessment:
Students will be required to demonstrate skills that they have learned in this course. This assessment can be done wither at RMIT or at the workplace, providing appropriate equipment is available.
Skills required to be demonstrated include:
• Ability to design and implement a network based upon the assessors criteria
• Ability to use a classless-based routing protocol
• Configure static and default routes.
• Ability to implement basic router security
• Ability to use VLSM
• Troubleshooting skills

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class.

Assessment Matrix

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