This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake router installation and configuration, as part of an upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network.

Unit details

Study level:
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 router installation task; - select router to meet client's business specifications; - install and test the router ensuring interoperability within the network, and applying router principles and technologies; - report on status of completed installation and seek sign-off and customer satisfaction; - use routers, and; - apply solutions to defined routing problems. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify and outline codes of practice for computing; - explain the effect of a router on delimiting broadcast traffic and on conserving bandwidth; - explain how dynamic routing algorithms or protocols create and maintain routing tables; - explain how to provide the network with redundant paths for reliability, and the way routers manage these paths; - summarise the following aspects of routers; - describe router-based network architectures, and; - explain the use of routing tables in intelligent packet routing and switching.

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