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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Develop design for an enterprise network.
  2. Design an enterprise network.
  3. Implement and manage an enterprise network.
  4. Diagnose network malfunctions.
  5. Report network management activities.
  6. Notes.
  7. Examples are company size, user and resource distribution, various site connectivity, bandwidth, service performance, availability and scalability, data and system access patterns, network roles and responsibilities and security considerations
  8. Examples are currently available resources, services, network infrastructure, protocols and hosts, Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol hardware, planned upgrades, support and network and systems management.
  9. Examples of network infrastructure are topology, TCP/IP networking strategy, DHCP strategy, Design of name resolution services, Multi-protocol strategy and Distributed File Strategy
  10. Hardware installation includes using qualified tools, driver signing options, digital signatures on driver files and systems support for legacy hardware devices.
  11. Example of user and group objects are computer accounts, groups configuring accounts via a directory service, searching for objects, use of templates for creating user accounts and resetting accounts
  12. Examples of group policy implemetantion are deploying software, updates and assigning and publishing applications.
  13. Examples of directory services are publishing resources, performing searches and configuring printer objects
  14. Examples of data storage are NTFS and FAT file systems such as New Technology File Systems (NTFS) and File Allocation Table (FAT), quotas, Encrypting File Systems, configuring volumes and basic and dynamic disks, file and folder permissions and compression and domain-based distributed file systems.
  15. Examples of shared resources are folders, web sharing, folder permissions, printers and printer permissions.
  16. Examples of Internet Information Services are virtual directories and servers, Internet and intranet browsing, authentication and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) services and access permissions for intranet server
  17. Examples of Network security are user account lockout settings, password management, Group Policy to run logon scripts and link objects, auditing and security log file.
  18. Examples of network operations are routing TCP/IP, DHCP, Domain Name Service, name resolution, starting servers, client computers, User and group objects, directory service replication problems, End-User Group Policy and remote access.

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe work practices and designing and managing enterprise networks

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies

The extent of the essential knowledge and associated skills EKAS required is given in Volume Part EKAS It forms an integral part of this unit

Network services design processes

Network services management processes

Occupational Health and Safety principles

Evidence Required

This provides essential advice for assessment of the unit and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria and the range statement of the unit and the Training Package Assessment Guidelines

The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this unit It must be used in conjunction with all parts of this unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Overview of Assessment

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment such as Profiling require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention It is the industrypreferred model for apprenticeships However where summative or final assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or at a minimum the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment It is recognised that in some circumstances assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace However it must be in accordance with industry and regulatory policy

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors These include the extent of the assessment the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place access to physical resources additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed

The critical safety nature of working with electricity electrical equipment gas or any other hazardous substancematerial carries risk in deeming a person competent Sources of evidence need to be rich in nature to minimise error in judgment

Activities associated with normal everyday work have a bearing on the decision as to how much and how detailed the data gathered will contribute to its richness Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practised These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically Each element and associated performance criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines UEE Evidence shall also comprise

A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline work function and industrial environment In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to

Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range statement

Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the performance criteria and range statement

Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit It may be required by some jurisdictions that RTOs provide a percentile graded result for the purpose of regulatory or licensing requirements

Demonstrate an appropriate level of skills enabling employment

Conduct work observing the relevant Anti Discrimination legislation regulations polices and workplace procedures

Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below

Design and manage enterprise networks as described in and including


Analysing business requirements


Analysing technical requirements


Obtaining approval for network design specification


Designing a practical network in compliance with specifications and industry standards


Implementing network design


Diagnosing and rectifying the cause of network malfunctions effectively


Documenting justification for network solutions


Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with the above listed items

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures information and resources typical of a workplace This should include

OHS policy and work procedures and instructions

Suitable work environment facilities equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed in this unit

These should be used in the formal learningassessment environment


Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment conditions for assessment must be authentic and as far as possible reproduce and replicate the workplace and be consistent with the approved industry simulation policy

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to design and manage enterprise networks

Method of assessment

This unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume Part Assessment Guidelines

NoteCompetent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this unit applies This requires assessment in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learningassessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills described in this unit

Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this unit applies. This requires assessment in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learning/assessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills described in this unit.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units

There are no concurrent assessment recommendations for this unit

Range Statement

8) This relates to the unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the performance criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This unit shall be demonstrated in relation design and management of any enterprise network consisting of multiple sites and users and is to provide users with email and Internet access, shared resources and security.

Generic terms used throughout this Vocational Standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated. The definition of these and other terms that apply are given in Volume 2, Part 2.1.