Install, configure and test network security

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 ICANWK406A, 'Install, configure and test network security'.
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. Assess network security threats and vulnerabilities to identify risk

1.1 Assess and report on current system security, according to required asset security level

1.2 Determine additional network, software, hardware and system security threats and vulnerabilities

1.3 Use identified threats and vulnerability information to identify security risks

1.4 Make recommendations to management to address security deficiencies, according to current and future commercial and business requirements

2. Implement countermeasures for identified vulnerabilities and threats

2.1 Implement required level of perimeter security based on current and future business needs

2.2 Assess and implement best practice server and network hardening techniques and measures

2.3 Implement secure authentication and user account controls

2.4 Secure data integrity and transmission

3. Test and verify functionality and performance of security system implemented

3.1 Design test items to verify key function and performance measures against criteria

3.2 Conduct function and performance tests recording results

3.3 Modify and debug security system as necessary

3.4 Develop documentation on current system settings and file for future reference

4. Provide systems for monitoring and maintaining security

4.1 Monitor current network security, including physical aspects, using appropriate third-party testing software where applicable

4.2 Review logs and audit reports to identify and record security incidents, intrusions or attempts

4.3 Carry out spot checks and audits to ensure that procedures are not being bypassed

4.4 Document newly discovered security threats, vulnerabilities and risks in a report for presentation to appropriate person to gain approval for changes to be made