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Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Telecommunications Network Engineering)

Course Overview

This program teaches the essential professional level skills required for the design and implementation of IP Networks in enterprise, service provider, and carrier environments. This course is offered online and face-to-face at the Gold Coast campus.

Students should learn the essential professional level skills required for the design and implementation of Telecommunications networks. The course covers how to plan and implement secure resilient IP networks and unified communications systems. The program teaches the related technical and professional practice skills that support these activities. Each subject is structured as a stand-alone professional course, covering a specific topic in detail. The program provides a foundation for further study towards higher qualifications in information technology or telecommunications engineering.

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Course Subjects

The CCNA subject covers networking fundamentals, IP services, security fundamentals, automation and programmability. Designed for agility and versatility, CCNA validates that you have the skills required to manage and optimize today’s most advanced networks. CCNA skills give you the foundation to take your career in any direction.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • Internetworking
  • Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation
  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Subnetting
  • Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS)
  • Managing a Cisco Internetwork
  • IP Routing and routing protocols
  • Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Virtual LANs (VLANs)
  • Security
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • IP Services
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Wide Area Networks

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The subject covers protocol-independent routing features, load balancing and filter-based forwarding, OSPF, BGP, IP tunneling, and high availability (HA) features. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring network device operations. This course uses Juniper Networks vSRX Series Services Gateways for the hands-on component, but the lab environment does not preclude the content from being applicable to other hardware platforms.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • Junos Operating System Fundamentals
  • User Interface Options
  • Initial Configuration
  • Secondary System Configuration
  • Operational Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Routing Policy and Firewall Filters
  • Class of Service
  • Protocol-Independent Routing
  • Load Balancing and Filter-Based Forwarding
  • Open Shortest Path First – Multi Area
  • IS-IS
  • Border Gateway Protocol
  • IP Tunnelling
  • High Availability

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This subject covers security zones, security policies, intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), Network Address Translation (NAT), and high availability clusters, as well as details pertaining to basic implementation, configuration, and management.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • Device Security and Firewall Filters
  • High Availability
  • Zones
  • Security Policies
  • Firewall User Authentication
  • SCREEN Options
  • Network Address Translation
  • IPsec VPNs
  • Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • High Availability Clustering
  • UTM Overview
  • Antispam
  • Full File-Based Antivirus and Express Antivirus
  • Content Filtering and Web Filtering

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This subject provides students with MPLS-based virtual private network (VPN) knowledge and configuration examples. The course includes an overview of MPLS concepts such as control and forwarding plane, RSVP Traffic Engineering, LDP, Layer 3 VPNs, next-generation multicast virtual private networks (MVPNs), BGP Layer 2 VPNs, LDP Layer 2 Circuits, and virtual private LAN service (VPLS). This subject also covers Junos operating system-specific implementations of Layer 2 control instances and active interface for VPLS.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • MPLS Fundamentals
  • Label Distribution Protocols
  • Constrained Shortest Path First
  • Traffic Protection and Optimization
  • Miscellaneous MPLS Features
  • VPN Review
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • Basic Layer 3VPN Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 VPNs
  • Layer 3 VPNs—Advanced Topics
  • Multicast VPNs
  • BGP Layer 2 VPNs
  • Layer 2 VPN Scaling and CoS
  • LDP Layer 2 Circuits
  • Virtual Private LAN Services
  • VPLS Configuration
  • Interprovider VPNs
  • Traffic engineered multicast MPLS for IPTV

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Unified Communications is one of the fastest growing segments of the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry and is predicted to be a key driver in the expansion of business network infrastructure and network services. Information Technology professionals with an understanding of how to implement Unified Communications solutions are highly in demand and well placed for an exciting and rewarding career in this dynamic sector. The course covers Asterisk and the environment in which it operates, both in terms of operating system and telephony (traditional and IP) connections. This course will take you from a freshly installed Linux PC through to a fully configured and working Asterisk implementation.

On completion of this subject students should have a practical working knowledge of:

  • The functionality associated with a traditional or IP PBX
  • The basic characteristics of analogue and digital PSTN connections and how VoIP compares with these
  • Selecting IT appropriate telephony end devices for different business requirements
  • Configuring extensions to deliver basic PBX functionality to end devices
  • Configuring end devices to connect to IP PBX extensions
  • Testing IT telephony end devices for correct operation
  • SIP and IAX trunking
  • Inbound and outbound call routing
  • IVR and call flow

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Level Advanced
QUALIFICATION ICT60220
Duration Study Weeks: 72
Holidays: 32
Total Weeks: 104
STATE Queensland
Branch Gold Coast
Seats Available 50
Domestic Fees $16,200 - VSL Approved
International Fees CONTACT ADMISSIONS

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