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Certificate IV: Telecommunications Network Engineering
The Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering is for anyone seeking to commence or advance a career in data communications, and networking.
The program allows graduates to attain internationally recognised credentials by covering a number of industry certifications within the curriculum. The industry certifications taught are CCNA and JNCIA. The program covers the exam objectives these highly regarded certifications and prepares students to take the respective international certification exams. Students should learn how to build and maintain data communications network infrastructure and computers.
The training is delivered via in class lessons and tutorials, and a number of high quality online learning environments including video and interactive audiovisual environments. The ACIT online learning portal provides the logical and sequential structure of the course. Students are given access to the learning portal which also provides the means to interact with their trainer, submit work, and receive feedback. Students are awarded the qualification on successful completion of the assessment activities and demonstration of competence in the workplace.
A number of subjects included in this course cover the training requirements for specific industry certification programs. Successful completion of such a subject does not on its own entitle a student to the related certification. External certification exams must be passed in order to obtain the respective certification. Fees will be charged by the certifying authorities. Information about how to obtain these licences and certifications will be provided by the course instructors. While students are encouraged to obtain the related licences and certifications, these are not required to successfully complete the course and be granted the associated academic award.
Section 1: Software & Networking
In this subject, students should learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn how to manage available disk space by using quotas. Students will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues.
- Plan and perform the installation of Windows 8.1
- Install Windows 8.1 on computers that are running an existing operating system.
- Configure disks, partitions, volumes, and device drivers in a Windows 8.1 system.
- Configure network connectivity.
- Install, configure, and maintain wireless network connections.
- Implement Windows 8.1 technologies to secure network connections.
- Share files and printers.
- Implement tools and technologies that can help secure Windows 8 desktops.
- Configure and control applications in Windows 8.1
- Optimize and maintain Windows 8 based computers.
- Configure mobile computer settings and to enable remote access.
- Create and configure virtual machines in Hyper-V for Windows 8.1 and describe how to use it to support legacy applications.
- Determine how to recover Windows 8.1 from various failures.
- Describe how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Windows 8.1
This subject is delivered online. It explains the language and basic principles of networks. It also includes numerous interactive exercises to help teach and reinforce the information as well as test your knowledge and understanding of the topic. Upon completing this subject, you will have a working understanding of how networks work as well as the technologies that make networks possible.
- What is a network?
- Network models
- How data flows from one computer to another
- Network addressing
- Ethernet LANs
- How Ethernet networks operate
- Early Ethernet network devices, including hubs and bridges
- Today’s Ethernet network devices, including switches and Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- Routing basics
- Layer 2 and 3 addressing
- Interconnecting different broadcast domains using routers
- Address resolution
- How data is sent from one broadcast domain or network to another
- IP addressing
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- IP addressing
- Network masks
- Working with binary numbers
- Routing data through a network using longest match routing
- WAN technologies
- Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
- Frame Relay
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode(ATM)
- Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
- Transport Layer protocols
- User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
This subject covers the certification exam objectives of the Cisco CCNA.
- Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation
- Introduction to TCP/IP
- Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS)
- Managing a Cisco Internetwork
- IP Routing
- Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- Network Address Translation (NAT)
- IP Services
- Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
- Wide Area Networks
Section 2: Project Management
Technical and engineering professionals, whether in corporate IT departments or telecommunications service providers, increasingly operate outside traditional boundaries defined by technical skills. Successful project managers must grasp enterprise-wide business issues, consult effectively with users in a variety of functions, and work effectively in cross-functional project teams. This subject is a practical guide to successful project management. The subject deals with the key issues of project management and presents different solutions.
- Role of the Project Manager
- Resource Management
- Risk Management
- Project Control
- Project Closure
- Project Enviroment
This design project provides students with the opportunity to integrate and coordinate their knowledge and skills within a substantial practical project. Students will have the opportunity to utilise the skills gained in the preceding subjects to produce tangible outputs. Students are required to design and plan for the implementation of a core network infrastructure that meets client business requirements. Students must demonstrate a high standard of documentation and adequate treatment of all the relevant issues.>