Install high-end switches in multi-switched local area networks

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 ICAI5174B, 'Install high-end switches in multi-switched local area networks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify required switch specifications

1.1. Gather relevant data to identify and document network architecture

1.2. Select an appropriate hierarchical model for the network

1.3. Identify switch fabric and the type and number of switches

1.4. Determine switch network topology to be installed, with reference to network architecture and network protocol types

1.5. Develop an implementation plan for new network processes

1.6. Select relevant hardware and software with reference to equipment specifications/limitations

1.7. Evaluate switch purchasing options and determine most appropriate

2. Install and configure switches and routers

2.1. Install switches according to vendor guidelines, network architecture and client requirements

2.2. Configure switches to a basic level

2.3. Configure switches for VLAN operation

2.4. Configure a VLAN trunking protocol (VTP) for the switches

2.5. Configure a router to run inter-VLAN routing for the selected VLANs

2.6. Document switch configuration according to client requirements

3. Test switches

3.1. Assess the impact of the changes on the network

3.2. Prepare, schedule and execute tests

3.3. Troubleshoot the network to track, resolve, document and report errors

3.4. Make changes and resolve problems to ensure that the network is functioning properly

3.5. Back-up final switch configuration, to reflect changes

3.6. Ensure documentation and reporting meets requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAI5174B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)