This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot, medium enterprise routers.  It applies to individuals working as network technicians, network administrator and network support.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - plan and prepare for the installation of an enterprise router; - design a classless internet protocol (IP) addressing scheme, to suit requirements; - install, configure and test the network elements, to ensure interoperability within the network; - apply network topologies, routing and security protocols, and; - apply solutions, and troubleshoot any defined network problems. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain the basic routing concepts for small enterprise network switches and routers; - outline classless routing protocols, including: - enhanced interior gateway routing protocol (EIGRP); - open shortest path first (OSPF); - routing information protocol (RIPv2); - summarise debug commands; - explain internet protocol version 4 (IPv4); - summarise the purpose, and basic operation, of protocols in the open system interconnection (OSI) and transmission control protocol, or internet protocol (TCP/IP), models, and; - explain the router calling line identification (CLI) configuration.

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