ITC512 Networking Concepts 2 (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. The concepts covered in this subject enable students to develop skills related to advanced router configuration, LAN switching, VLANs, WAN technology and design. This subject is the second 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 for the students who completed ITC354 or ITC355 or ITC592.
Only available to students enrolled in
the Master of Networking and System Administration
Master of Systems Development
Master of Information Systems Security


ITC511 and ITI500

Incompatible Subjects

ITC354, ITC355, ITC592

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

* describe OSI reference model and routing as well as network; planning and design considerations that are related to routing
* master the fundamentals of variable length subnet mask (VLSM) along with how and why to use it;
* configure, verify and troubleshoot RIPv2;
* Understand the fundamentals of link state routing protocols, single area OSPF concepts;
* configure single area OSPF protocol;
* compare, configure, verify and troubleshoot various routing protocols including IGRP and EIGRP;
* analyse and troubleshoot problems in LANs;
* discuss 802.3 LANs and the pros and cons of LAN segmentation with LAN design;
* describe the process of LAN switching;
* understand the spanning tree protocol (STP) and redundant topologies;
* describe the benefits of VLANs and the role that switches play in the creation of VLANs;
* configure, verify, save, delete and troubleshoot VLANs;
* describe VLAN trunking protocol;
* understand fundamentals of inner VLAN routing;
* describe the components of scaling networks with NAT and PAT;
* describe WAN encapsulation formats;
* describe WAN devices and technologies;
* describe methodologies that are used to design WANs;
* identify steps in WAN design;
* identify network capabilities;
* understand PPP protocol, ISDN and Frame Relay;
* describe how optical networks provide speed, data transportation, capacity and scalability; and
* describe how traditional voice, video and data networks are implemented.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The OSI reference model and routing
Classless routing
Single area OSPF
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Switching concepts and LAN design
LAN switching
Switch configuration
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Virtual LANs
VLAN Trunking Protocols (VTP)
Scaling IP adresses
WAN technologies
Point to Point Protocol (PPP)
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
Dial on Demand Routing (DDR)
Frame Relay
Network Administration
Optical Networking Fundamentals
CCNA Certification exam review
Introduction to converged networking


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.