Perform IT data conversion

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 ICAPRG528A, 'Perform IT data conversion'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Perform IT data conversion' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare system for conversion

1.1 Obtain data stores that are subject to conversion

1.2 Protect and confirm backup solutions

1.3 Trial conversion work in an isolated environment secure from production system

1.4 Map and document required data fields from the old system to the new or upgraded system

1.5 Determine field validation requirements from conversion plans, including data field legal ranges

1.6 Determine actions to be taken with fields or records that are rejected by the conversion plan

1.7 Consult stakeholders on creation of conversion plan

1.8 Design data conversion program modules from conversion specifications

1.9 Code and test data conversion program modules according to conversion specifications

1.10 Confirm data conversion and test converted production data

2. Perform data conversion

2.1 Estimate and plan for conversion time

2.2 Prepare production system for data conversion and take off-line

2.3 Undertake action to protect production data

2.4 Take action to ensure minimal disruption to client business requirements during the conversions process

2.5 Document data rejected by conversion routines and the reason for rejection

2.6 Execute conversion program modules

2.7 Document results of the conversion process and report to appropriate person