Evaluate and select a web hosting service

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 ICAS5203A, 'Evaluate and select a web hosting service'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Select ISP based on selection criteria approved by the client


Review comparable characteristics of a range of hosting services including web hosting facilities, data transfer, level of service, functionality, hosting plans and pricing plans


Review client usage and ensure that email and mailing list services are flexible enough to meet current and future business needs


Review support service standards to ensure they meet the needs of the business


Ensure internet service provider (ISP) hosting service has sufficient data capacity to cover partial outages


Determine availability of security technologies


Determine availability of scripting languages


Evaluate optional server applications for advanced web business functions


Confirm client selection criteria and select internet service provider (ISP) hosting service that best matches the criteria


Ensure guarantee of permanent on line presence


Establish that the web hosting service has systems in place to monitor server performance and availability


Negotiate escalation procedures and performance standards with internet service provider


Establish that security and back-up procedures are articulated and meet business needs


Ensure that web host meets technical requirements


Take action to ensure that operating system supports the preferred business development software, applications, extensions and databases


Establish that the web host servers support dynamic websites using the preferred business technologies


Establish that the web host provides current and future disk space requirements


Establish that the site analysis reports are available and flexible enough to meet business needs


Establish that the security systems and payment technologies meet business and customers expectations and requirements


Performance is benchmarked and tested against specified criteria


Test the performance of the ISP during on- and off-peak times and record outcomes


Establish that the email and mailing services have back-up procedures in place and are protected from damage, erasure or unwanted damage


Take action to ensure support services perform in line with business needs

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS5203A appears in the following qualifications: