Install and configure network access storage devices

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 ICANWK524A, 'Install and configure network access storage devices'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Determine specifications for NAS

1.1 Determine and document the topology of the LAN

1.2 Investigate and determine current and future storage requirements according to current and future business requirements

1.3 Determine the number and type of NAS devices required, and refer to current and future network requirements

1.4 Determine the requirements for network management, backup, security and redundancy, according to organisational policy

2. Select appropriate hardware and software

2.1 Select the hardware and operating system software version with the appropriate features according to required specifications

2.2 Choose storage applications to determine access and response times

3. Install hardware and software

3.1 Install required level of RAID hardware or software

3.2 Install hard disks as specified by manufacturer instructions

3.3 Install operating system software according to manufacturer instructions

3.4 Connect to network media using media that meets required standard

3.5 Connect power, power it up and check operation

4. Configure NAS

4.1 Configure a network address and hostname

4.2 Establish and test a valid network connection with other LAN devices

4.3 Configure hard disks according to RAID requirements and format with appropriate file system

4.4 Configure access and security according to application and organisational requirements

5. Test and troubleshoot NAS

5.1 Test NAS according to manufacturer requirements and organisational guidelines

5.2 Ensure access and response times are acceptable to required applications, users and organisational policy

5.3 Make adjustments to the configuration, depending on test and troubleshooting results