Monitor and administer system security

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 ICAS4119B, 'Monitor and administer system security'.
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. Ensure user accounts are controlled

1.1. Modify default user settings to ensure that they conform to securitypolicy

1.2. Modify previously created user settings to ensure they conform to updated security policy

1.3. Ensure legal notices displayed at logon are appropriate

1.4. Use the appropriate utilities to check strength of passwords and consider tightening rules for password complexity

1.5. Take action to ensure password procedures are reviewed with appropriate other internal departments

1.6. Monitor email to uncover breaches in compliance with legislation

1.7. Access information services to identify security gaps and take appropriate action using hardware and software or patches

2. Secure file and resource access

2.1. Review inbuilt security and access features of the operatingsystem and consider need for further action

2.2. Develop or review the file security categorisation scheme, and develop an understanding of the role of users in setting security

2.3. Monitor and record securitythreats to the system

2.4. Implement a virus checking process and schedule for the server, computer and other system components

2.5. Investigate and implement inbuilt or additional encryption facilities

3. Monitor threats to the network

3.1. Use third-party software or utilities to evaluate and report on system security

3.2. Review logs and audit reports to identify security threats

3.3. Carry out spot checks and other securitystrategies to ensure that procedures are being followed

3.4. Prepare and present an audit report and recommendations to appropriate person

3.5. Obtain approval for recommended changes to be made

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS4119B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)