Course Title: CCNA ICND
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: CCNA ICND
Credit Points: 12
155T Life & Physical Sciences
|Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012
Course Coordinator: Rudy Drew
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4931
Course Coordinator Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Building 51, Level 6 Room 3
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Successful completion of Course No. 038684 COSC 2385 CCNA Intro
This course extends your understanding of computer networking. It deepens your knowledge of Routing Protocols and introduces you to switched networks. You will develop skills in the Command Line Interface configuration of switches, port security, VLANs, VTP and inter-VLAN routing. It deepens your knowledge of wireless networks and also Wide Area Networks with emphasis on directly connected serial links, PPP authentication and Frame Relay technologies. You will develop skills in the configuration of advanced IP addressing techniques (VLSM and route summarisation) and the implementation of ACLs, Access Control Lists.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Relevant program capabilities are embedded in the learning outcomes for this course. In meeting these learning outcomes you will also gain or improve capabilities in:
• Apply knowledge effectively to new situations and learn from the experience.
• Examine and consider accurately and objectively any topic, evidence or situation.
• Analyse and model requirements and constraints for the purpose of designing and implementing information technology systems.
• Evaluate and compare designs of such systems on the basis of requirements of organisational needs.
• Analyse problems and synthesise suitable solutions.
• Design and implement information technology systems that accommodate specified requirements and constraints, based on analysis or requirements specification.
• Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through a range of modes and media.
• Present and explain complex information technology systems solutions, alternative solutions and decision recommendations to IT and non-IT personnel via technical reports of professional standard and technical presentations.
• Work as an effective and productive team member in a range of professional and social situations.
• Work effectively in different roles to form, manage and successfully produce outcomes from teams, whose members may have diverse cultural backgrounds and life circumstances, and differing levels of technical expertise.
• Balance the technical, economic, environmental and social demands of a problem.
• Ensure safety, health and welfare.
On successful completion of this course you will be able to perform tasks related to the following:
Select the appropriate media, cables, ports and connectors to attach switches to other network devices
Explain the technology and media access method for ethernet networks
Explain basic Ethernet switching concepts and the operation of cisco switches
Perform and verify initial switch configuration
Describe enhanced switching technologies including VLANs, STP, RSTP, VTP and 802.1q
Perform configuration, modification and verification for VLANs, VTP and interVLAN routing
Manage Cisco IOS software and configuration files
Identify and describe the components of a small wireless network
Compare and contrast basic wireless security measures
Explain the basic operation and benefits of DHCP and DNS
Perform configuration, verification and troubleshooting for DHCP, NAT and PAT
Configure and verify a Point to Point serial connection between two cisco routers
Perform Frame Relay configuration, verification and troubleshooting.
Describe the purpose and types of Access Control Lists
Configure and apply ACLs to limit specific traffic e.g. telnet, SSH
Verify, monitor and troubleshoot ACLs in a network
Overview of Learning Activities
The learning activities included in this course are:
• attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• laboratory activities designed to give hands on experience in networking skills and to reinforce the lecture material;
• using a network simulator that allows you to do tasks usually performed on a physical network;
• on-line quizzes related to the skills and concepts previously learnt;
• elabs which use MacroMedia Flash resources to guide you through particular networking skills;
• written assignments consisting of questions that test understanding of concepts encountered in lectures or in labs; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and so broadening and deepening their understanding of networking principles.
Overview of Learning Resources
You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School.
You will be enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy Program and will therefore be able to access an extensive range of curriculum resources. Because of this, there is no recommended text book for this course.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment for this course comprises a final online exam set by the Cisco Networking Academy, a skills test that is undertaken in the School Cisco labs and an average mark from the online chapter tests.
You will also do weekly online Academy chapter tests. These tests will provide you with ongoing personalised feedback about your progress.