Administer network peripherals

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 ICAS3121B, 'Administer network peripherals'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Install peripherals to a network

1.1. Plan the location of peripherals to provide appropriate services to users and to take into consideration OH&Sstandards

1.2. Connect peripherals to network, using vendor-approved method and technology

1.3. Connect peripherals to computers in the network using parallel, serial or other direct connection methods

1.4. Add peripheral accessories or upgrades to printer such as memory or high-volume paper trays

1.5. Test peripherals for correct operation

2. Configure peripheral services to manage peripherals

2.1. Install software required to manage local and network-connected peripherals

2.2. Use meaningful names for peripherals and control queues

2.3. Configure security and access to allow appropriate users to make use of peripherals

2.4. Configure workstation for peripherals to allow applications to work with peripherals

3. Administer and support peripheral services

3.1. Assign priority to control queues

3.2. Use peripheral management software supplied as part of the networkoperating system or by third parties

3.3. Create templates for use on the network

3.4. Configure settings on the network to create maintenance schedules, usage logs, and cost centre usage statistics

3.5. Demonstrate to the user the methods for using peripheral services from their or workstation

4. Maintain peripherals and fix common problems

4.1. Establish and follow a regular maintenance schedule as recommended by peripheral manufacturer

4.2. Replace consumables and components when required

4.3. Fix peripheral mishaps and malfunctions

4.4. Monitor peripheral usage and traffic and recommend additional peripherals if needed

4.5. Determine failures of peripheral services or devices and rectify as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS3121B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA20105 - Certificate II in Information Technology
  • ICA30105 - Certificate III in Information Technology