ITC354 Routing and Switching (8)

This subject is designed to provide students with experience in the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in networks. Students will design, test and analyse the elements of small to medium-sized networks. Concepts covered in this subject enable students to develop skills related to static and dynamic routing protocols, switching, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), Access Control Lists, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Network Address Translation and troubleshooting. This subject is the second in a series of three subjects that incorporate the Cisco Networking Academy Program.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online *
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC354. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject ITC511

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge at the level of ITC233

Subject Relationships

ITC511 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the purpose, nature and operations of routing and switching techniques;
  • be able to distinguish and analyse different routing and switching protocols;
  • be able to configure and troubleshoot networks to improve efficiency and security;
  • be able to configure, verify and solve a variety of problems involving Virtual Local Area Networks;
  • be able to describe, configure and analyse network addressing techniques.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Switched Networks.
  • Basic Switching Configuration.
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN).
  • Routing concepts.
  • Inter-VLAN Routing.
  • Static Routing Protocols.
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols.
  • Access Control Lists.
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
  • Network Address Translation for IPv4.

Residential School

This subject contains a 2 day Compulsory Residential School.

The inclusion of the Cisco Networking Academy Program requires all students to undertake practical based assessment activities conducted in a networking laboratory.

1. Laboratory based practical exercises.
2. Practical assessment activities.
3. Invigilated Online Cisco examination and other as appropriate.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.