ITC354 Routing and Switching (8)


This subject is designed to provide students with experience in the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in networks. Students will design, test and analyse the elements of small to medium-sized networks. Concepts covered in this subject enable students to develop skills related to static and dynamic routing protocols, switching, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), Access Control Lists, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Network Address Translation and troubleshooting. This subject is the second in a series of three subjects that incorporate the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Distance*Wagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC354
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge at the level of ITC233

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject ITC511
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC511 ITC511 Similar content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the purpose, nature and operations of routing and switching techniques;
  • be able to distinguish and analyse different routing and switching protocols;
  • be able to configure and troubleshoot networks to improve efficiency and security;
  • be able to configure, verify and solve a variety of problems involving Virtual Local Area Networks;
  • be able to describe, configure and analyse network addressing techniques.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Switched Networks.
  • Basic Switching Configuration.
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN).
  • Routing concepts.
  • Inter-VLAN Routing.
  • Static Routing Protocols.
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols.
  • Access Control Lists.
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
  • Network Address Translation for IPv4.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 2 day residential school. Purpose:
The inclusion of the Cisco Networking Academy Program requires all students to undertake practical based assessment activities conducted in a networking laboratory.

1. Laboratory based practical exercises.
2. Practical assessment activities.
3. Invigilated Online Cisco examination and other as appropriate.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.