ITC511 Networking Concepts 1 (8)

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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

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
Master of Systems Development
Master of Information Systems Security



Incompatible Subjects

ITC233, ITC354, ITC591

Learning Outcomes

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.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.