Install, configure and secure a small office home office network

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 ICASAS307A, 'Install, configure and secure a small office home office network'.
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. Confirm client requirements and identify relevant network equipment

1.1 Identify and clarify the client requirement for the small office home office network

1.2 Identify the most suitable network design to meet the client requirement

1.3 Develop and document the network design

1.4 Identify the most suitable network technologies, devices and protocols and network cables and connectors to meet the network design

1.5 Review the available network technologies, devices and protocols and determine the most appropriate to meet the client requirements

1.6 Source vendors and service suppliers to obtain specifications, availability and cost of identified components

1.7 Ensure client sign-off for proposed network design and associated components

2. Install and configure hardware and software

2.1 Develop installation plans, with prioritised tasks and contingency arrangements, for installation of components with minimum disruption to client

2.2 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for the plans, including security clearance and timing

2.3 Confirm and review supplier documentation that network cables and connectors have been installed according to industry standards, client requirements and building requirements

2.4 Install and configure computer and other hardware according to the network design and industry standards using knowledge of relevant installation and configuration tools

2.5 Install and configure network software according to network design and industry standards

2.6 Install and configure other software according to network design and industry standards

3. Configure and test network

3.1 Troubleshoot client-side connectivity using appropriate networking settings to review relevant network tools

3.2 Test the installed software and hardware, using available networking tools to ensure that components are functioning as expected

3.3 Test the network settings to ensure the network is functioning according to specification

3.4 Resolve problems identified through the testing process

4. Secure network

4.1 Identify possible security concepts and technologies relevant to securing the network

4.2 Apply specific protection using identified security features to protect against possible network attacks

4.3 Troubleshoot different types of security intrusion symptoms and issues

5. Document completed work, hand over to client and obtain client approval

5.1 Document final network design and associated hardware, software and security features

5.2 Document installation, bootup and configuration procedures as per client requirements

5.3 Complete handover and secure sign-off from client