Develop system infrastructure design plan

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAA5044C, 'Develop system infrastructure design plan'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Specify architecture requirements

1.1. Identify the critical principles, functions and framework for the system to operate across business units, taking into account the project deliverables, acceptance criteria and current data and voice blueprint including forecast system demand

1.2. Organise the functions into layers or wrappings and components to meet business requirements

1.3. Identify the processing environment, the hardware, network , cabling infrastructure and software required to support the operational environments

1.4. Refine the system topology model, templates and standards to guide development

1.5. Utilise the project guidelines, standards, models, acceptance criteria and general framework to develop the architecture

2. Specify hardware and software

2.1. Evaluate various products and vendors against the requirements of the architecture to determine the best data and voice solution

2.2. Estimate and evaluate current and future capacity requirements against client future requirements

2.3. Identify the requirements for upgrade or change through analysis of software versions and interoperability status of existing system and applications

3. Conduct walkthrough and compare/contrast expected performance criteria against vendor proposed offerings

3.1. Compare the requirements model against technical specifications and acceptance criteria

3.2. Benchmark the requirements model against current industry standards and IT blueprint for performance, interoperability and expected future organisationalrequirements

4. Document and report on findings

4.1. Prepare the system infrastructure design plan, including hardware, network, cabling infrastructure, wireless access, software and general infrastructure aspects

4.2. Document recommendations for improvement and refer to the appropriate person

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAA5044C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA60308 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (E-Security)
  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)