Design, build and test a network server

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 ICANWK505A, 'Design, build and test a network server'.
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. Plan and design network servers to meet business requirements

1.1 Consult with client and key stakeholders to identify requirements

1.2 Assess business problems, opportunities, scope, objectives and budget, confirming details with appropriate person

1.3 Analyse and document data migration requirements

1.4 Review requirements to identify network server specifications

1.5 Produce detailed documentation for the design and configuration of the network services, server applications, security and redundancy

1.6 Prototype design and update documentation as necessary

1.7 Produce installation checklists as part of the quality assurance process

1.8 Develop the test plan to ensure that the system meets client requirements, performance standards and quality expectations

1.9 Obtain client sign-off for the design report

2. Prepare for network server installation

2.1 Prepare for work, according to site-specific safety requirements and enterprise OHS processes and procedures

2.2 Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel

2.3 Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite

2.4 Back up local data in preparation for installation

3. Build and configure the servers according to design

3.1 Install network operating system to design specifications using installation checklists

3.2 Install additional tools or third-party software applications as required by the design

3.3 Patch the operating system and applications to ensure maximum security and reliability

3.4 Configure network services and applications

3.5 Implement security design to prevent unauthorised access to system

3.6 Reconnect and reconfigure connectivity devices

3.7 Configure update services to provide automatic updates for operating system and applications

3.8 Restore local data to new server

3.9 Implement backup and recovery methods to enable restoration capability in the event of a disaster

4. Test and reconfigure network servers

4.1 Test server for benchmarking against client specification and requirements according to test plan, and record outcomes

4.2 Analyse the error report and make changes as required

4.3 Use troubleshooting tools and techniques to diagnose and correct server problems

4.4 Test required changes or additions

4.5 Validate changes or additions against specifications

5. Complete and document network design and installation

5.1 Make and document server configuration and operational changes

5.2 Complete client report and notify of server status

5.3 Clean up and restore worksite to client’s satisfaction

5.4 Secure sign-off from appropriate person