ITC511 Networking Concepts 1 (8)

CSU Discipline Area: Computing (COMPU)

Duration: One session


This subject is designed to provide students with experience in current and emerging networking technology. The subject provides students with the skills and practice needed to design, build and maintain small to medium-sized networks. It covers networking basics, routers and routing basics. This subject is the first in a series of two subjects that closely follow the Cisco Networking Academy Program curriculum.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Locations

Session 1
Distance Wagga Wagga
Session 2
Distance Wagga Wagga

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC511

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.



Enrolment restrictions:

Not available to students who have completed ITC233 or ITC354 or ITC591 Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Networking and System Administration or Master of Systems Development or Master of Information Systems Security


Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

Describe the basics of computers and connection to the Internet;
Identify layers in the general model of communication;
Evaluate network devices;
Describe how standards ensure greater compatibility and interoperability;
Understand networking at the physical layer of the OSI model;
Describe the operation of Ethernet, Ethernet framing and error handling;
Describe the different types of collisions that occur on Ethernet networks;
Understand the process of making and testing cables;
Understand LAN standards;
Perform subnetting;
Understand network to network communications;
Identify the functions of the TCP and UDP protocols;
Describe and compare IPv4 and IPv6;
Understand the basics of the session, presentation and application layers;
Perform tasks related to using the router interface and interface modes;
Perform basic networking tests using commands;
Describe the function of WAN devices, technologies and standards;
Identify the router boot sequence and setup mode;
Configure a router;
Understand basics of the Cisco IOS operating system;
Create and assign new subnet numbers to a network topology;
Understand the context of different routing protocols;
Troubleshoot problems in small-to-medium sized networks;
Create firewalls by using access control lists.


The subject will cover the following topics:

Networking fundamentals Networking media Cable testing and Cabling LANs and WANs Ethernet Fundamentals Ethernet technologies and Ethernet switching TCP/IP protocol suite and IP addressing Routing fundamentals and subnets TCP/IP Transport and Application layers WANs and routers Router fundamentals Router configuration Learning about neighbouring and remote devices Managing Cisco IOS software Routing and routing protocols Distance vector routing protocols TCP/IP error and control messages Basic router trouble shooting Intermediate TCP/IP Access control lists


The information contained in the 2013 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 April 2013. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.