Build a security shield for a 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 ICAB5159C, 'Build a security shield for a 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. Develop security framework

1.1. Determine level and nature of security required based on the current and future business requirements, the business strategic plan or client expectations

1.2. Identify and document security threats

1.3. Prepare plans and determine impact appraisal costs to manage sufficient protection of those assets identified as being at risk

1.4. Review firewall features and evaluate for security risks

1.5. Identify security perimeters within client/server system as required by developed security plan

1.6. Evaluate intrusion detection system (IDS) methods

1.7. Investigate framework for secureelectroniccommunicationinfrastructure (SECI) and consider for use in an organisation that has valuable IP or organisational secrets

1.8. Investigate the use of a virtual private network (VPN) solution and determine where outside communication is used to link to the network as a normal business process

1.9. Determine hardware and software needs and prioritise according to securityplan

1.10. Prepare cost-benefit analysis for proposed security shield according to businessrequirements

1.11. Finalise security framework components

1.12. Develop related policies and procedures and distribute to client as required according to business requirements

2. Implement security framework

2.1. Establish physical security perimeter through use of secure sites and components as required by enterprise securityplan

2.2. Establish system security perimeter as required by securityplan and chosen technology

2.3. Establish application security perimeter as required through server configuration

2.4. Establish data security perimeter through access on the client/server system, wireless and use of VPN solution as required

2.5. Instruct client on the security shield and their responsibilities according to enterprise security plan

3. Test and validate security processes

3.1. Develop and execute a program of selective independent audits and penetration tests and record outcomes

3.2. Compare performance benchmarks against enterprise security plan

3.3. Implement audit and test programs and record, analyse and report results

3.4. Make changes to the security framework based on test results

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAB5159C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA60308 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (E-Security)
  • ICA50305 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration)
  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)