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COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations
Networked Infrastructure Foundations
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The exam duration for COIT11238 in Term 1, 2019 is 120 minutes.
General Information

Overview

This unit will provide you with the foundation knowledge of computer and network infrastructure that underpins Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in modern organisations. You will study the physical and logical components and concepts of ICT related to computer networking. Specifically, you will explore computer architecture components, operating systems, and network evolution, hardware, protocols and security. By the end of this unit, you will be able to install and configure basic networks. You will be able to troubleshoot basic network problems using network management software.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Anti-requisite: If students have undertaken COIT11233 Information and Communication Technology Foundations, then this unit should NOT be taken.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2019

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
4. Examination
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback.

Feedback

Additional materials to support the completion of hands-on/case projects would be beneficial.

Recommendation

Examine existing resources and develop additional materials where required.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components
  2. Discuss the elements of network security, including threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, policy and protection mechanisms
  3. Identify solutions to the problems related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks
  4. Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture
  5. Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication
  6. Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Network Support (NTAS)
  • IT Operations (ITOP)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
3 - Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Guide to Networking Essentials 7th (2016)

Authors: Greg Tomsho
Cengage
Boston Boston , MA , USA
ISBN: 978-1-305-10543-0
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

An e-book version of the textbook is available, but you will not be able to use this in your exam if you purchase it. Only the printed version of the textbook can be taken into the exam.

Printed copies are available to purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Yufeng Lin Unit Coordinator
y.lin@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to Computer Networks

Chapter

Chapter 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Network Hardware Essentials

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Network Topologies and Technologies

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Network Media

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Network Protocols

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

--MID-TERM BREAK --

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 22 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

IP Addressing & Network Reference Models and Standards

Chapter

Chapter 6 & 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 1 Due: Week 6 Thursday (25 Apr 2019) 2:00 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Network Hardware in Depth

Chapter

Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 May 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to Network Security

Chapter

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 May 2019

Module/Topic

Wide Area Networking and Cloud Computing

Chapter

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 May 2019

Module/Topic

Network Operating System Fundamentals

Chapter

Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 May 2019

Module/Topic

Network Management and Administration

Chapter

Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 Due: Week 11 Thursday (30 May 2019) 2:00 pm AEST
Short-Answer Question Due: Week 11 Friday (31 May 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Troubleshooting and Support

Chapter

Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Quiz 1

Task Description

The quiz consists of a series of 30 True/False and Multiple Choice questions. Questions will be drawn from topics in weeks 1 - 5. Complete this Moodle online quiz by the due date.

The quiz automatically closes - if you have not submitted an attempt at the quiz by 2 PM (AEST) Thursday of Week 6, you will receive zero. Quizzes that are open (or being attempted) at the time the quiz closes will not (and cannot) be submitted. Be aware that submitting a quiz renders any previous attempt obsolete and the score from the most recent submission will be your final quiz mark.

You are allowed to attempt the quiz as many times as you want, however, the result of your last submission will be your final mark of the quiz.

Please ensure that you record any details of your submission in case you have a problem, i.e. the date and time of your submission.

Please note that the questions are selected randomly from a pool, so you are unlikely to be asked the same questions each time you attempt the quiz.

You will not be able to see your detailed results until after the quiz has closed. To attempt and submit the quiz you must be connected to the Internet, although it is possible to save and resume the quiz at a later point in time.

Extensions are not possible for quizzes. If you miss the quiz, you cannot do it later.


Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Thursday (25 Apr 2019) 2:00 pm AEST

Warning: the Quiz closes after this time and no further attempts are allowed.


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Thursday (25 Apr 2019)

Immediately after the quiz closes.


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

It consists of 30 True/False/Multiple-Choice questions. These 30 questions count towards 10% of the final grade in this course. Each attempt will be marked after you submit your answers. The quiz is automatically graded by the system based on the selection of correct or incorrect answers. Detailed results of your submission will be generated after the quiz closes.

Remember - you are allowed to attempt the quiz as many times as you want, however, the result of your last submission will be your final mark of the quiz.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The quiz automatically closes - if you have not submitted an attempt at the quiz by 2PM (AEST) Thursday of Week 6, you will receive zero. Quizzes that are open (or being attempted) at the time the quiz closes will not (and cannot) be submitted. Be aware that submitting a quiz renders any previous attempt obsolete and the score from the most recent submission will be your final quiz mark.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture
  • Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet.


Graduate Attributes
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Quiz 2

Task Description

The quiz consists of a series of 30 True/False and Multiple Choice questions. Questions will be drawn from topics in weeks 6 - 10. Complete this Moodle online quiz by the due date.

The quiz automatically closes - if you have not submitted an attempt at the quiz by 2 PM (AEST) Thursday of Week 11, you will receive zero. Quizzes that are open (or being attempted) at the time the quiz closes will not (and cannot) be submitted. Be aware that submitting a quiz renders any previous attempt obsolete and the score from the most recent submission will be your final quiz mark.

Remember - you are allowed to attempt the quiz as many times as you want, however, the result of your last submission will be your final mark for the quiz.

Please ensure that you record any details of your submission in case you have a problem, i.e. the date and time of your submission.

Please note that the questions are selected randomly from a pool, so you are unlikely to be asked the same questions each time you attempt the quiz.

You will not be able to see your detailed results until after the quiz has closed. To attempt and submit the quiz you must be connected to the Internet, although it is possible to save and resume the quiz at a later point in time.

Extensions are not possible for quizzes. If you miss the quiz, you cannot do it later.


Number of Quizzes


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Thursday (30 May 2019) 2:00 pm AEST

Warning: the Quiz closes after this time and no further attempts are allowed


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Thursday (30 May 2019)

Immediately after the quiz closes.


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

The quiz consists of 30 True/False/Multiple-Choice questions. These 30 questions count towards 10% of the final grade in this course. Each attempt will be marked after you submit your answers. The quiz is automatically graded by the system based on the selection of correct or incorrect answers. Detailed results of your submission will be generated after the quiz closes.

Remember - you are allowed to attempt the quiz as many times as you want, however, the result of your last submission will be your final mark of the quiz.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Online submission

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss the elements of network security, including threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, policy and protection mechanisms
  • Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Short-Answer Question

Task Description

The purpose of this assignment is to respond in your own words to a series of short-answer questions relating to content in weeks 1 - 10.

You will also be required to develop ten of your own questions and responses, one for each week (1 - 10). Details of the task and what you are required to submit will be available on the Moodle unit website.

Note that late penalties apply (5% of the total available marks per calendar day late or part thereof). Assignments received 14 days or more after the due date will not be marked and will receive zero.

Students may apply for extensions but must provide documentary evidence to support their request. See the unit website for details.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (31 May 2019) 11:45 pm AEST

Your assignment must be submitted in doc/docx format. See moodle unit website for details.


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (14 June 2019)

Assessments will be returned through Moodle. Late submissions with or without extension approvals will be returned after the above date.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

A detailed tabular marking criterion is provided as part of your submission template. Please ensure you read it before attempting the assignment. You will be assessed on your responses in regards to their clarity and detail. You will be assessed on your questions with respect to how challenging they are and the level of detail you provide in your sample answers.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Your assignment must be submitted in doc/docx format. See moodle unit website for details.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components
  • Identify solutions to the problems related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
50%

Length
120 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Open Book
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