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Unit Details
Assessment
RequirementsICAN
WK506A
Configure, verify
and troubleshoot
WAN links and IP
services

This unit requires each student to undergo adequate practice and


preparation prior to undertaking the assessments in a
classroom/simulated environment or an actual job workplace
(formative).
Students are required to complete ALL summative assessments
listed below in order to be deemed Satisfactory in this unit of
competency.

Assessment
Methods
(Three
Assessments for
this unit)

1. Practical Observation

2. Written Test (Closed book)

Assessment type:
short answer

Assessment type:
Laboratory
Exercises

Issue Date

3. Project / Report

Assessment type:
Short answer/Written
Report

October 2015

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Unit Summary
The unit objectives, prerequisites, corequisites and other pertinent information about this unit
is described at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/ICANWK506A

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General Instructions for Students


As these are considered practical units to be conducted in a simulated environment, this may
include a closed meeting room, office, or even the classroom (if it represents a working office
environment). You trainer will act as an office supervisor and will provide all relevant
information for an assessment.
Answer all parts of the assessment
Use a pen or provide a soft copy where relevant. .
Do not cheat. Anyone caught cheating will automatically be marked Not Yet Satisfactory
for this unit. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.
In order to achieve competency, all assessment tasks MUST be answered correctly
Note:
All references made to workplace and or employer, are directly related to the trainers and
facilities at VIT.

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PRACTICAL OBSERVATION INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS


Laboratory Exercises
This information is to be handed to each student to outline the assessment requirements
This assessment is to be undertaken in an actual job workplace or a classroom/simulated
environment. The student is to complete the laboratory tasks detailed in the Lab Exercises in
the classroom notes using the Cisco Packet Tracer software. The labs are
Configure DHCP on the router (Lab 1)
Configure NAT on the router (Lab 2)
Configure ACLs on the router (Lab 3)
Troubleshoot networking services (as required throughout the labs)

Once the laboratory tasks are completed, the student is to show the answers to the Labs to
the trainer to obtain signoff. Modifications may be required, so the student is to ensure the
tasks performed meet the requirements.
This assessment is done during the allocated laboratory/tutorial sessions or can be
completed offsite and brought to the lab for inspection.

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PRACTICAL OBSERVATION ASSESSOR CHECKLIST


This checklist is to be used when assessing the students in the associated task. This
checklist is to be completed for each student. Please refer to separate mapping document
for specific details relating to alignment of this task to the unit requirements.
Please complete below
Student Name:
Student ID No:

Assessor Instructions:
Please refer to the detailed instructions outlined on the Instructions for Assessors
that provides more detail as to products and processes:
Student checklist Laboratory Exercises

Satisfactory

Comments

Date Observed:

Student has undertaken this assessment in an actual


job workplace or a classroom/simulated environment

Yes No

Student has completed each of the following tasks (as a minimum):

Configure DHCP on the router

Yes No

Configure NAT

Yes No

Configure ACLs

Yes No

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Comments

Assessor Use Only


Assessor Comments

Satisfactory (S)

Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS)

Assessor Signature: _______________________________

Date: _____________

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WRITTEN TEST INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS


Short Answer Questions
This information is to be handed to each student to outline the assessment requirements
This is an closed book written assessment. This assessment is to be undertaken in a
supervised setting. The test will be handed out on the day, and students are required to
complete the written test consisting of 20 short answer questions. The test will be 60 minutes
long, with 10 minutes reading time.
This assessment is conducted on: __________________________________
Reference: Questions will be similar to the review questions provided for each week of the
lectures.
Assessor Use Only record the students test result here and include the test sheet
Assessor Comments

Satisfactory (S)

Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS)

Assessor Signature: _______________________________

Date: _____________

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WRITTEN TEST
Student Name:

______________________________________________________________

Student ID No:

______________________________________________________________

Date:

______________________________________________________________

Student Instructions:
This is an open book written assessment. You are to answer all of the following questions.
Make sure you:

Answer all questions


Individual answers should not exceed 70 words in length (and some can be shorter use
your judgment)
Type all your answers hand written assessments will not be accepted
Do not cheat. Anyone caught cheating will automatically be marked Not Yet Satisfactory
for this unit. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

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Written assignment

You need to review the following resources, and then complete the questions below

Link 1: Electrical Equipment - What are the laws/guidelines?


http://www.ohsrep.org.au/faqs/ohs-reps-@-work-electrical-safety-/electricalequipment-what-are-the-lawsguidelines

Link 2: WANs and Routers


http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/1587131668/samplechapter/1587131668ch01.
pdf
Link 3: MPLS for Dummies
https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog49/presentations/Sunday/mpls-nanog49.pdf
Link 4: Very basic MPLS tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QGRLgIq8iA

Complete the following questions:

1. What is the name of the Safe Work Australia code of practise that provides
guidance on how to manage the risks of electrical equipment in the
workplace?
Ans :The name of the Safe Work Australia code of practise that provides
guidance on how to manage the risks of electrical equipment in the workplace
Officers.
gain an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with the
operations of the business or undertaking
2. In the code of practise referred to in question 1 (hint: there is a download
link in the link 1 article that enables you to download and review the code
of practise) what are the four steps of the risk management process?
Ans. The four steps of the risk management process are as follows :
Identify the hazards
Assess the risk
Control the risk
Review the control measures
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3. What are two things you can do to manage risks associated with electrical
equipment in the workplace (see section 3 of the code of practise)?
Ans :- Persons conducting a business or undertaking will have health and
safety duties to manage risks if
they: engage workers to undertake work for them, or if they direct or influence
work carried out by workers.
may put other people at risk from the conduct of their business or
undertaking.
4. What does MPLS use instead of a destination IP address to forward data
between routers across an MPLS network?
Ans :- IP networks are connectionless: when a packet is received, the router determines the next
hop using the destination IP address on the packet alongside information from its own forwarding
table. The router's forwarding tables contain information on the network topology, obtained via an
IP routing protocol, such as OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, RIP or static configuration, which keeps that
information synchronized with changes in the network.
5. True or False? MPLS only works with IP networks.
Ans.:-True
6. What is the major function of Label Edge Router (LER) in an MPLS network?
Ans:- The major function of Label Edge Router (LER) in an MPLS network are
as follows :
LERs respectively, push an MPLS label onto an incoming packet and pop it off
the outgoing packet. Alternatively, under penultimate hop pooping this function
may instead be performed by the LSR directly connected to the LER.

7. What is the definition of a Label Switched Path (LSP) in an MPLS network?


Ans .

Definition of a Label Switched Path (LSP)


A label edge router is used in the edges of a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network.
As the name implies, label edge routers sit at the periphery or the edge of an MPLS
network, acting as a gateway between the local network and the wider area network or the
Internet itself. They handle the entrance and exit of information to the network.

8. What are the names of the three operations (corresponding to add a tag,
remove a tag, and exchanging one tag for another) a router can perform on
a tag in an MPLS network?
Ans

the names of the three operations


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Push
Pop
Swap.

9. True or false? Traffic engineering in MPLS sometimes means a longer (i.e.


more hops) data path can be preferred to a shorter one.
Ans

Yes.

10.
Give one example of a technology that could be used to implement a
point-to-point WAN link between two devices.
11.

ANS .

Example of point-to-point WAN link between two devices. :

PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) is a protocol for communication


between two computers using a serial interface, typically a
personal computer connected by phone line to a server.
For example, your Internet server provider may provide you
with a PPP connection so that the provider's server can
respond to your requests, pass them on to the Internet, and
forward your requested Internet responses back to you. PPP
uses the Internet protocol (IP) (and is designed to handle
others). It is sometimes considered a member of the TCP/IP
suite of protocols. Relative to the Open Systems
Interconnection (OSI) reference model, PPP provides layer 2
(data-link layer) service. Essentially, it packages your
computer's TCP/IP packets and forwards them to the server
where they can actually be put on the Internet.
12.
List the four steps a network engineer could use to implement a point-to-point
WAN link?
Ans.
The following list outlines the steps a network engineer could use
to install a point-to-point
WAN link:
Step 1: Order the leased line from a telco or other company that sells such
services.
Step 2: Order a router and a CSU/DSU for each of the two sites.
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Step 3: Physically install the router and CSU/DSU at each site.


Step 4: Connect the router and CSU/DSU to the line from the telco, at each
site.
13.
Give two examples of equipment that would typically be defined as
Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)

Telephone handsets, cable TV set-top boxes, and Digital


Subscriber are the
Ans.

Examples of Customer Premises Equipment.


14.

Why is clocking usually necessary over serial links?

Ans . Clocking usually necessary over serial links because it can transmit less data
per clock cycle, it is often the case that serial links can be clocked considerably faster
than parallel links in order to achieve a higher data rate. Several factors allow serial to be
clocked at a higher rate.
15.
List three organisations who are active in defining and publishing WAN-related
standards.
16.

What is meant by path selection as it applies to routers?

Ans . Path selection:- Path selection involves applying a routing metric to multiple routes to
select (or predict) the best route.
17.

List three different types of hardware that a router would typically have.
Ans . The three different types of hardware that a router are : Edge router
Subscriber router
Inter-provider border router

18.

What information is typically stored in the RAM of a router?

Ans:- Routers use flash memory, rather than disks, for storing information.
19.

Where is the router backup/startup configuration usually stored?

Ans:- The router backup/start up configuration usually stored is Non-Volatile RAM (NVRAM)
20.

What information is stored on the flash memory of a router?

Ans:- Flash memory, rather than disks, for storing information. Flash storage media is
significantly more expensive and slower than disk storage, but the amount of storage needed to
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run a router is relatively small compared to the amount needed to run a general-purpose
computer. Flash also has the important benefit that it tends to be more reliable than disk storage.
21.

For what reason would a router have multiple power supplies?

Ans : There are two reason that router have multiple power supplies are:
The first is power unit failure.
The second is electronical storm and power surges

22.
If I want to connect to a router console port from a PC, what port do I use
on the PC and what type of Cisco cable do I need to use?
Ans : If I want to connect to a router console port from a PC, pin one on other connector
and pin eight on other connector port do I use on the PC and RJ-45 is the type of Cisco
cable do I need to use.
23.
What is meant by out-of-band management as it applies to Cisco
routers?
Ans :-

out-of-band management

In computer networks, out-of-band management involves the use of a dedicated channel for
managing network devices. This allows the network operator to establish trust boundaries in
accessing the management function to apply it to network resources. It also can be used to ensure
management connectivity (including the ability to determine the status of any network component)
independent of the status of other in-band network components.

24.
What port(s) on a router would I typically use for out-of-band
management of routers?
Ans .RS-232 port on a router would I typically use for out-of-band management of
routers.
25.
Give a brief example of a situation where a network engineer would need
to use out-of-band management for a router.
Ans.:- brief example of a situation where a network engineer would need
to use out-of-band management for a router as follows:
Consider a networking application that tunnels data from a remote data source to a remote destination.
The data being tunneled may consist of any bit patterns. The sending end of the tunnel may at times
have conditions that it needs to notify the receiving end about. However, it cannot simply insert a
message to the receiving end, because that end will not be able to distinguish the message from data
sent by the data source. But using an out-of-band mechanism, the sending end can send the message
to the receiving end out of band. The receiving end will be notified in some fashion of the arrival of outof-band data, and it can read the out of band data and know that this is a message intended for it from
the sending end, independent of the data from the data source.

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END OF WRITTEN ASSESSMENT


Before you hand in your written assessment, make sure that you:
1. Re-check your answers and make sure you are happy with your responses
2. Have written your Name, Student ID Number, and Date on the first page

Student Declaration:

I declare that the work


submitted is my own, and has not been copied or
plagiarised from any person or source.

Name: ________________________
Signature:
Date:

________________________

____/_____/_____

Assessor Use Only


Assessor Comments

Satisfactory (S)

Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS)

Assessor Signature: _______________________________

Date: _____________
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