Connect, maintain and configure hardware components

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 ICAICT421A, 'Connect, maintain and configure hardware components'.
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. Identify hardware components

1.1 Identify different types of personal computer devices

1.2 Identify and categorise the different personal computer components, including mobile personal computer components

1.3 Explain the purpose and characteristics of the different personal computer component categories

1.4 Distinguish between the different types of devices within each personal computer component category

2. Identify types of peripheral hardware components

2.1 Identify and categorise the different peripheral hardware components

2.2 Explain the purpose and characteristics of the different peripheral hardware components

2.3 Distinguish between the different types of devices within each peripheral hardware component category

3. Install and configure personal computer components

3.1 Install and configure personal computer components

3.2 Install and configure mobile personal computer components

3.3 Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for the installation and configuration of selected components with minimum disruption to clients

3.4 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans

3.5 Install and configure components according to plan, installation procedures and organisational requirements

3.6 Use appropriate testing tools to test components for error-free performance

3.7 Identify and resolve identified problems

3.8 Test and enhance system performance, using knowledge of the system, to meet organisational benchmarks

3.9 Document the installation and configuration process according to organisation guidelines

3.10 Develop and document a maintenance plan and schedule based on vendor specifications for the installed components

4. Install and configure print devices

4.1 Install and configure print devices

4.2 Detect and identify common printer issues

4.3 Undertake printer issue resolution to meet client requirements

5. Evaluate modified system

5.1 Collect client or user feedback and analyse against client requirements

5.2 Correct identified shortcomings in the system and record actions