Configure and administer a network operating system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ICANWK303A, 'Configure and administer a network operating system'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Assess network features

1.1 Determine organisational policies and administration arrangements used to administer the network

1.2 Determine the type of network operating system (NOS) and interfaces used by the existing network and potential compatibility issues caused by integration of other networks

1.3 Identify the risks associated with administration of a network to minimise the loss of data or service during operations

1.4 Determine network administration tools that can be used with the NOS to manage network performance and enforce organisational policies

2. Administer and support the system using administration interfaces

2.1 Use interfaces to format hard drives, set up security restrictions and establish user log-in information to administer a basic network

2.2 Use administration tools to develop a map of system interaction to determine the data required by particular users and how often the data is accessed

2.3 Examine existing applications and software and plan required upgrades or reconfigurations to new system or applications

2.4 Test reconfiguration for successful interface with existing system to ensure compatibility

3. Set up and manage the network file system

3.1 Create a required file and folder structure using appropriate administration and system tools

3.2 Set the security, access and sharing of file system to meet user requirements

3.3 Identify and implement the virus protection requirements for the network in line with organisational procedures

3.4 Test and document the file system to ensure that appropriate access is available to the user groups according to organisational standards

4. Administer user services and user accounts

4.1 Determine the user services required, and implement using the appropriate administration and system tools

4.2 Create users and groups as required to facilitate user security and network access according to user authorisation

4.3 Verify successful access by users to authorised network data and resources, and record outcomes

4.4 Set or modify user settings to ensure compliance with security and access policies

4.5 Review procedures and take action to ensure that users who are no longer part of the organisation have their accounts disabled, deleted or modified

5. Provide and support backup security

5.1 Scan and clean the network of viruses before performing backup of the network

5.2 Determine security risks to which data is exposed and provide appropriate prevention methods and recovery processes

5.3 Report identified security risks to appropriate person

5.4 Implement systems to provide backup and service restoration capability in the event of a disaster according to organisational policies

5.5 Document and disseminate the disaster-recovery procedures