Install and configure 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 ICAI4097C, 'Install and configure a network'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Install and configure a network' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm client requirements and network equipment required

1.1. Identify, clarify and organise requirements of the client relevant to network needs, following organisationalrequirements

1.2. Evaluate the requirements along with business needs in order to translate into technical requirements

1.3. Review existing network design documentation to ensure it is current and complete

1.4. Identify the components, both hardware, cabling infrastructure, wireless access and software, that are required to be installed to meet the technical requirements

1.5. Contact vendors and service suppliers to obtain specifications and availability of identified components

2. Install hardware

2.1. Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client

2.2. Liaise with appropriateperson to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing

2.3. Confirm and review supplier documentation that cables and associated components have been installed in accordance with industry standards, organisational requirements and building requirements to meet network traffic projections

2.4. Install and configure server hardware in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans

2.5. Install and configure computer and other hardware in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans

2.6. Install and configure other hardware or components in accordance with organisational and industry standards, following plans

3. Install software

3.1. Install and configure server software in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards, following plans

3.2. Install and configure software in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards, following the plan

3.3. Install and configure other software required for the network to operate, following the plan

4. Configure and test modified network

4.1. Test the installed software and hardware, utilising available technical tools, to ensure that all components are functioning as expected

4.2. Test the network to ensure it is functioning according to specification

4.3. Resolve problems identified in the modified network

5. Document and sign off

5.1. Complete hardware and asset recording document in line with organisational requirements

5.2. Document installation, boot-up and configuration procedures as per organisational requirements

5.3. Secure sign-off from appropriate person

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAI4097C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)
  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)
  • ICA40405 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)