COIT11238 - Networked Infrastructure Foundations
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The unit provides the foundation knowledge of computer and network infrastructure that relate to the ACS core body of knowledge requirements in the areas of Technology Resources, Services Management and Outcomes Management. Students study the physical and logical components of ICT including the concepts and terminologies relating to computers and networking. Specifically, the unit focuses on computer architecture components, operating systems, network evolution, network hardware, network protocols and security. This unit provides the pre-requisite knowledge required for advanced networking and security units. NOTE: If students have undertaken COIT11233 then this unit should NOT be taken.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Cairns
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney
  • Townsville

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Create additional video resources Student evaluations / emails Refresh and add-to the "fast-forward" video clip summaries of weekly content and special concepts.
Weekly communication and forum posts keep students "connected", motivated and engaged, especially those studying in FLEX mode. Student evaluatons / emails Ensure that weekly communications and summaries are prepared in order to keep students engaged and "connected".
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components.
  2. Discuss the elements of network security, including threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, policy and protection mechanisms.
  3. Identify solutions to the problems related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks
  4. Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture
  5. Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication.
  6. Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet
  7. Compare and contrast the operation of typical client-server, P2P and cloud networked application protocols
  8. Discuss the function, components and services provided by a modern networked operating system.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Network Support (NTAS)
  • IT Operations (ITOP)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)          
2 - Online Quiz(zes)        
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Examination

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving              
3. Critical Thinking              
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work                
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence                
8. Ethical practice                

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)            
2 - Online Quiz(zes)            
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Guide to Networking Essentials
Author/s: Greg Tomsho Year: 2016
Edition: 7th Publisher: Cengage
City: Boston State: MA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Important!. An e-book version of the textbook is available, but you will not be able to use this in your exam if you purchase it. Only the printed version of the textbook can be taken into the exam.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorKieren Jamieson (k.jamieson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to Computer Networks

Chapter 1


Week 2 13-03-2017

Network Hardware Essentials

Chapter 2


Week 3 20-03-2017

Network Topologies and Technologies

Chapter 3


Week 4 27-03-2017

Network Media

Chapter 4


Week 5 03-04-2017

Network Protocols

Chapter 5


Vacation Week 10-04-2017

-- MID-TERM BREAK --



Week 6 17-04-2017

IP Addressing &
Network Reference Models and Standards

Chapters 6 & 7


Quiz 1 Due Thursday (20 Apr 17) 02:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Network Hardware in Depth

Chapter 8


Week 8 01-05-2017

Introduction to Network Security

Chapter 9


Week 9 08-05-2017

Wide Area Networking and Cloud Computing

Chapter 10


Week 10 15-05-2017

Network Operating System Fundamentals

Chapter 11


Week 11 22-05-2017

Network Management and Administration

Chapter 12


Quiz 2 Due Thursday (25 May 17) 02:00 PM AEST
Short-Answer Questions Due Thursday (25 May 17) 02:00 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Troubleshooting and Support

Chapter 13


Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017


1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Quiz 1
Task Description

Complete this Moodle online quiz by the due date. It consists of 30 True/False/Multiple-Choice questions. You may attempt the quiz as many times as you wish, however your result will be based on your FINAL attempt. Details of how and where you can complete the quiz will be available on the Moodle unit website. Note that assignment extensions are NOT possible for quizzes (i.e. you will not be able to attempt the quiz once the due date has passed).

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Thursday (20-Apr-2017) 02:00 PM AEST
Warning: the Quiz closes after this time and no further attempts are allowed.
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Immediately after the quiz closes.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The quiz is automatically graded by the system based on the selection of correct or incorrect answers.

Submission Online

See Moodle unit website for details.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components.

4. Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture

6. Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Quiz 2
Task Description

Complete this Moodle online quiz by the due date. It consists of 30 True/False/Multiple-Choice questions. You may attempt the quiz as many times as you wish, however your result will be based on your FINAL attempt. Details of how and where you can complete the quiz will be available on the Moodle unit website. Note that assignment extensions are NOT possible for quizzes (i.e. you will not be able to attempt the quiz once the due date has passed).

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Thursday (25-May-2017) 02:00 PM AEST
Warning: the Quiz closes after this time and no further attempts are allowed.
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017)
Immediately after the quiz closes.
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The quiz is automatically graded by the system based on the selection of correct or incorrect answers.

Submission Online

See Moodle unit website for instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components.

4. Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture

5. Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication.

8. Discuss the function, components and services provided by a modern networked operating system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Short-Answer Questions
Task Description

The purpose of this assignment is to respond in your own words to a series of short-answer questions relating to content in weeks 1 - 10. You will also be required to develop ten of your own questions and responses, one for each week (1 - 10). Details of the task and what you are required to submit will be available on the Moodle unit website.

Note that late penalties apply (5% of the total available marks per calendar day late or part thereof). Assignments received 14 days or more after the due date will not be marked and will receive zero. Students may apply for extensions but must provide documentary evidence to support their request. See the unit website for details.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Thursday (25-May-2017) 02:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week, Thursday 18 Feb 2016
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

A detailed tabular marking criteria is provided as part of your submission template - please ensure you read it before attempting the assignment. You will be assessed on your responses in regards to their clarity and detail. You will be assessed on your questions with respect to how challenging they are and the level of detail you provide in your sample answers.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Your assignment must be submitted in doc/docx format. See moodle unit website for details.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components.

3. Identify solutions to the problems related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks

4. Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture

5. Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication.

6. Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet

8. Discuss the function, components and services provided by a modern networked operating system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Open Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components.

2. Discuss the elements of network security, including threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, policy and protection mechanisms.

3. Identify solutions to the problems related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks

4. Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture

5. Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication.

6. Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet

7. Compare and contrast the operation of typical client-server, P2P and cloud networked application protocols

8. Discuss the function, components and services provided by a modern networked operating system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy


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