Build an enterprise wireless network

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 ICANWK417A, 'Build an enterprise wireless network'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Build an enterprise wireless network' 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. Confirm client requirements and network equipment required

1.1 Identify and clarify organisational requirements of the client

1.2 Evaluate client requirements along with business needs in order to translate into technical requirements

1.3 Review existing network design documentation to ensure it is authorised, current and complete

1.4 Identify network topology

1.5 Identify the components required to be installed to meet the technical requirements

1.6 Contact vendors and service suppliers to obtain specifications and availability of identified components

1.7 Ensure preliminary work is completed within the required timeframe

2. Prepare for installation

2.1 Ensure client and users are aware of date and time of installation

2.2 Gather, prepare and check installation and safety equipment

2.3 Assess on-site safety arrangements for installers and users

3. Select, install and configure access points and other wireless devices

3.1 Select appropriate hardware based on identified components

3.2 Install and configure hardware to provide wireless access to network

3.3 Ensure connections are secured against intrusion or data access by unauthorised persons, are safe for users, and are protected from the environment

3.4 Configure security, monitoring, logging and quality of service features consistent with standards and protocols

3.5 Ensure test equipment is calibrated

3.6 Test wireless network systems performance and verify that it meets enterprise requirements and is consistent with standards and protocols

4. Select, install and configure antennas

4.1 Select appropriate antennas based on design plan

4.2 Safely install and configure antennas to provide wireless access to network

4.3 Measure and assess signal strength within and outside building

4.4 Resolve and report radio frequency interference issues

5. Secure wireless network

5.1 Identify possible security threats to assets

5.2 Configure client server and helper security devices

5.3 Configure associations and filters

6. Train users

6.1 Provide training for users to establish and manage network connections

6.2 Resolve pairing and log-on difficulties for users

6.3 Inform users of wireless network etiquette and traffic capacity issues

6.4 Advise users of help-desk contact details

7. Monitor and administer wireless network

7.1 Monitor wireless network performance using diagnostic tools, including appropriate software

7.2 Debug networking issues to maintain trouble-free wireless connection

7.3 Document current settings and store securely consistent with commercial and business requirements

8. Finalise build process

8.1 Review network for performance issues, planned maintenance or upgrade requirements

8.2 Report to client with network documentation and recommendations for performance issues

8.3 File documentation according to organisational outlines