ITE526 Practical Internetworking (8)


This subject provides students with a knowledge of fundamental networking concepts and builds the capacity of students to design, evaluate and configure various network components and protocols. Students will also prepare for Cisco industry certification exams during this subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE526
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

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Master of Networking and Systems Administration
Master of Management (Information Technology) Not available to students who have completed ITI521 Interconnecting Network Devices
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITI500ITI521 ITI521 Covers substantially similar content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to summarise and demonstrate how computer networks function;
  • be able to design and critically evaluate switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues;
  • be able to identify major components of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model;
  • be able to propose solutions on how to extend the reach of a LAN using existing technologies;
  • be able to classify the appropriate WAN technology based on network requirements;
  • be able to categorise the functions of Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the major devices used in them;
  • be able to configure and justify encapsulation techniques and routing protocols.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Building a simple network
  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Network environment management and troubleshooting networks
  • Expanding switched network
  • Routing concepts
  • Access Control Lists
  • Address space management
  • LAN extensions


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.