Build an internet infrastructure

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 ICAI5100C, 'Build an internet infrastructure'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Build an internet infrastructure' 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. Plan and design internet infrastructure to meet business requirements

1.1. Select internet infrastructure in line with business and end-user requirements, within budget limitations

1.2. Evaluate the internet service for satisfactory performance and confirm that the service meets business and end-user requirements

1.3. Ensure that hardware, software, network and security requirements are in accordance with agreed business and end-user specifications

1.4. Research internet to source suppliers, technologies, delivery schedules and replacement parts and document findings

1.5. Evaluate internet service providers and establish their capability to deliver the required connection service

1.6. Determine internet protocol address allocation based on the number of addresses needed

2. Install and configure internet infrastructure to meet business requirements

2.1. Install and test cables, where appropriate

2.2. Build and test servers

2.3. Install, configure and test switches

2.4. Install, configure and test firewalls

2.5. Install and test broadband hardware with selected internet service provider

2.6. Install workstation software and configure access to services

2.7. If required, install the necessary hardware and software to connect the internet to intranets or network

2.8. Configure domain names, internet protocol addresses and network address translation settings to make internet access possible

3. Install and configure internet services to meet business requirements

3.1. Set up software to provide services as required

3.2. Install and configure software that provides internet links with existing databases, documents, files

3.3. Develop templates and style guides for internet documents

3.4. Configure security access levels to safeguard data, making use of appropriate tools

4. Test security and internet access

4.1. Test and verify security access levels

4.2. Monitor and evaluate capability and reliability of security systems

4.3. Make changes to system to ensure protection against known and potential threats

5. Ensure that user accounts are verified for security access and monitored

5.1. Verify user settings to ensure that they conform to security policies

5.2. Have legal notices displayed at appropriate locations for system users

5.3. Check passwords in accordance with business policies and verify with software utility tools

5.4. Plug well-known security gaps with appropriate hardware and/or software

6. Manage and support the internet

6.1. Assist management in developing procedures and policies for maintaining the internet infrastructure

6.2. Obtain, install and use management tools to assist in internet administration

6.3. Monitor traffic, appropriateness of broadcasts, content access and hits over the internet

6.4. Create logs and other reports required to manage and support the internet

6.5. Optimise internet performance

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAI5100C 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)