Build security into a virtual private network

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 ICAB4236B, 'Build security into a virtual private network'.
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. Configure router to provide for network security monitoring and management

1.1. Create and apply audit rules consistent with policies, standards, protocols and management systems

1.2. Configure router to provide appropriate level of asset security and monitoring of security consistent with commercial and business requirements

1.3. Monitor and manage system to assess the level of security and attempts to breach security of framework components

1.4. Employ appropriate hardware and software to monitor and address security issues and provide VPN solutions

2. Secure a site-to-site VPN

2.1. Configure Internet Key Exchange (IKE) and Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)

2.2. Configure site-to-site IPSec VPN using pre-shared keys

2.3. Configure site-to-site IPSec VPN using digital certificates

3. Secure a remote access VPN

3.1. Configure a VPN server

3.2. Install and administer a router management console

3.3. Develop documentation on current system settings and framework components and file securely for future reference

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAB4236B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICT40210 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Network Engineering
  • ICT40410 - Certificate IV in Radio Frequency Networks
  • ICT40110 - Certificate IV in Optical Networks
  • ICT40610 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology
  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)