Course Title: Set up and configure basic local area network

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ISYS5681C

Course Title: Set up and configure basic local area network

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Najam Malik

Telephone: +613 9925 4423


Noor Sateh

Telephone: +613 9925 4013


George Listopad

Telephone: +613 9925 4441


Nominal Hours: 40

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 is to be undertaken in conjuction with ISYS5662C and ISYS5675C as part of the "Networking 1" cluster

Course Description

This unit covers setting up, configuring and maintaining operation of a basic local area network (LAN) of up to 20 connected devices. It encompasses safe working practices, installing network hardware, installing and configuring network software, establish user accounts, configure shared Internet connection and documenting set up parameters and LAN topology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED046B Set up and configure basic local area network


1 Prepare to set up and configure basic local area network.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 The extent of set-up and configuration work is
determined from job specifications and in
consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.3 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the
work is coordinated effectively with others involved
on the work site.
1.4 Hardware and software needed for the work is
obtained in accordance with established procedures
and checked against job requirements.
1.5 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no damage
has occurred and complies with requirements.


2 Set up, configure and maintain basic local area network.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Layout of network hardware, cabling and outlets is
determined from job specifications or in
consultation with appropriate person(s).
2.3 Hardware is installed in accordance with network
requirements. (See Note 1)
2.4 Network software is in installed and configured in
accordance with network requirements. (See Note 2)
2.5 Network operations are tested and anomalies
identified and corrected.
2.6 Reported network failures and faults are responded
to and appropriate tools and methods are used to
2.7 Identified causes of reported problems are rectified
and network is tested in accordance with established
2.8 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with
the approval of an authorised person.
2.9 Set-up configuration and maintenance are carried
out efficiently without waste of materials or damage
to apparatus and the surrounding environment or
services and using sustainable energy practice

1. Examples of hardware are network card, server, router, hub .
2. Examples of configuration are network protocols, user accounts and permissions, shared devices and security


3 Complete work and document activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and
procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance
with established procedures.
3.3 Network configuration and maintenance records are
maintained in accordance with established
3.4 Service report is completed and forwarded to
appropriate person(s) in accordance with established

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, online quizes. You will be offered training through Cisco Networking Academy Program for this competency.This training prepares you for the CCNA Test.

In this unit you will learn:
About occupational health and safety issues:
Develop an awareness of the OH&S procedures for a work area
How to identify risks in a work environment.
How to control risks in a work environment

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide area Network. The learning unit will emphasise LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:

Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures

Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks
• In general there will be one or two practical exercise per week
• You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
• The lab journal will be a bound exercise book
o Loose leaf binders will not be accepted
• The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
• The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date
o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked
o Write ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the practical exercise will not be marked
• In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the lab journal
• Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the lab journal for future reference
• Responses to worksheets for practical exercises must be written up in the lab journal
• The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the lab journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work

Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.
• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.

Test and online quiz:
There will be weekly quizes to assist your progress in the course
• You will be required to read and study at least one chapter of the course content per week
The will be an on-line final test at the end of semester covering all

Occupational Health and Safety:
Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a
standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs
o Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab

Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will applied to you in this course. You will be expected to:
• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements
o You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk

Prepare for classes:
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.
o It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timelines
o Please ask if something is not clear

The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.

Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 30% of course hours for reading, independent study, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to common Teaching schedule from Course guide ISYS 5675C in the same cluster.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources To access the learning material via this cisco website individual login account shall be given in the first week of Semester 1.

Overview of Assessment

Laboratory Exercises
Practical Test
Written Test

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks in semester 1 and semester 2:

Assesment Task                                                                                                                      

1.Lab Journal (10%)                                                                                         Week 16
2.Open Book Practical Test (40%)                                                                   Week8 and 16
3.Online/Closed Book Test (50%)                                                                                      Week1-17

This course is graded using the following course grades-

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

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -;ID=qkssnx1c5

Assessment Matrix

Please refer to common assessment matrix from Course guide ISYS 5675C in the same cluster.

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Networking 1) in conjunction with ISYS5675C (Install and configure Internetworking systems)and ISYS5662C (Use engineering applications software). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of these competencies UEENEED017B ,UEENEED004B and UEENEED046B.
In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 180 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab journals

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills 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:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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

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Other Information:

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


This course is delivered in conjunction with ISYS5675C and ISYS5662C in the cluster of ’Networking 1’.The learning and assessment activities will include all the components of UEENEED046B, UEENEED004B and UEENEED017B.


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