Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 ICANWK508A, 'Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare to install an medium enterprise switch

1.1 Prepare for given work according to legislation, OHS, codes, regulations and standards

1.2 Arrange access to the site according to required procedure

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

1.4 Select the network elements required to be installed to meet the technical requirements

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

1.6 Develop plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client

1.7 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing

2. Configure basic switch operation

2.1 Describe network segmentation, basic traffic management and basic switching concepts

2.2 Perform, save and verify initial switch configuration tasks

2.3 Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts

2.4 Perform, save and verify initial switch configuration tasks

2.5 Upgrade firmware on a switch

2.6 Save and back up switch configuration files

2.7 Implement basic switch security

3. Configure and verify advanced switching functions

3.1 Describe enhanced switching technologies

3.2 Configure and verify virtual local area networks (VLANs)

3.3 Configure and verify trunks between switches

3.4 Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing

3.5 Configure and verify spanning tree protocol (STP) and rapid spanning tree protocol (RSTP) operation

4. Troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

4.1 Troubleshoot device configuration and network connectivity using basic utilities

4.2 Identify and resolve common switched network issues