Install and manage complex networks

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 ICAI5098C, 'Install and manage complex networks'.
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. Implement multiple servers

1.1. Review client and organisationalrequirements in order to assess the benefits of employing multiple servers to provide required services

1.2. Design network topology that makes use of multiple servers, acting individually or in concert, to meet organisational requirements

1.3. Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for the implementation of the network design, with minimum disruption to client

1.4. Liaise with relevant personnel to obtain approval for the plans, and revise plans if necessary

1.5. Notify the user of the expected impact of the planned changes

1.6. According to plan, implement and configure the multiple servers in accordance with vendor and organisation-specifications

1.7. Test network configuration and performance to ensure the expected services are provided to the user and appropriate security is maintained

2. Install and configure devices to extend network reach

2.1. Review user and organisationalrequirements in order to assess the need for network communication devices and remote access services

2.2. Plan, install and configure network communication devices to provide network services to meet user requirements, in accordance with vendor and organisation-specifications

2.3. Check and install cabling and associated components in accordance with industry standards

2.4. Plan, install and configure remote access services to meet user requirements, in accordance with vendor and organisation-specifications

3. Manage different levels of security

3.1. Gather data about user network access needs for work requirements and organisational approval for user access

3.2. Evaluate user access data to determine and implement user access levels for network resources

3.3. Investigate the need for firewalls, as per security requirements

3.4. Plan and implement the required firewalls

3.5. Undertake ongoing monitoring of the viability and reliability of the network security, through testing and the use of technical tools

3.6. Continually monitor internal and external network access for security breaches

3.7. Develop and maintain appropriate documentation on the security policy for technicians and the user

4. Connect to a host computer

4.1. Review user and organisationalrequirements for host connection

4.2. Evaluate current system hardware, cabling, components and software in terms of requirements necessary to enable host connection to meet user needs

4.3. Obtain, install and configure the hardware, cabling and software required to update the system to provide host connectivity

4.4. Test the updated system and the host connectivity options, and reconfigure if necessary

5. Integrate and manage network resources with network utilities

5.1. Identify and evaluate appropriate network management tools to assist in the administration of the complex network

5.2. Select and install network management tools in accordance with industry and organisational standards

5.3. Test tools to ensure they are operational

5.4. Gather and analyse user feedback about using the changed system

5.5. Prepare and deliver relevant training in a manner appropriate to the audience

5.6. Develop and maintain procedures to ensure regular network reporting and administration in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

5.7. Complete documentation of complex network, in line with organisational requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAI5098C 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)