Monitor and administer network 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 ICAS4124B, 'Monitor and administer network 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. Review organisation's network and security policy to ensure up-to-date knowledge and understanding of policies

1.2. Modify default and previously created user settings to ensure that they conform with organisational securitypolicy

1.3. Investigate log-on procedures for security and appropriateness and modify log-on requirements, using relevant utilities, where applicable

1.4. Review and monitor user wireless access of mobile equipment to the network where applicable

1.5. Ensure that appropriate procedures are put in place to deal with user accounts that are no longer required

1.6. Access information resources to identify and understand current, documented security gaps and their associated repair procedure

1.7. Ascertain the security repairs applicable to the current network and discuss with appropriateperson to gain approval for repair implementation

1.8. Obtain and implement the appropriate hardware and software necessary for network security repair

2. Secure file and resource access

2.1. Review inbuilt security and access features of the operating system and document areas for concern

2.2. Analyse the file security categorisation scheme and the role of users in setting file security, in relation to organisational securitypolicy and recommend revision, if necessary

2.3. Implement, if necessary, a process for ongoing updates of virus checking software, at server and workstation levels

2.4. Investigate and implement inbuilt or additional encryption facilities, as appropriate, to meet organisational security needs

3. Monitor threats to the system

3.1. Investigate the current security of the network, including physical aspects, utilising appropriate third-party testing software where applicable

3.2. Review logs and audit reports to identify and record securitythreats, intrusions or attempts

3.3. Carry out spot checks and other activities to ensure that procedures are not being bypassed

3.4. Evaluate the findings of the state of security and prepare recommendations for improvement

3.5. Prepare documentation in a report for presentation to appropriate person to gain approval for changes to be made

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS4124B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)
  • ICA40405 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)