Evaluate vendor products and equipment

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 ICTICT508, 'Evaluate vendor products and equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Evaluate vendor products and equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish business requirements

1.1 Identify and prioritise business requirements

1.2 Identify conflicting or overlapping business requirements

1.3 Specify budget and available resources

1.4 Validate business requirements, budget and resource needs with client

2. Identify vendor products and equipment

2.1 Investigate a representative range of vendor products and equipment

2.2 Identify and document interdependencies

2.3 Specify and document technical alternatives available to the business

2.4 Determine and document availability of products and equipment

2.5 Ensure vendor products and equipment meet Australian or other standards

3. Test vendor products and services

3.1 Develop valid and reliable test regime with appropriate measurements

3.2 Establish test environment, including calibrated measuring equipment

3.3 Undertake testing of products or equipment and document results

3.4 Undertake revised testing where initial tests are inconclusive or where alternative product configuration may meet business requirements

4. Evaluate vendor products, services and equipment

4.1 Rate vendor products for quality, performance and support

4.2 Rate vendor products for fit with client needs

4.3 Establish product limitations, performance, integration capabilities and costs, and compare with established business requirements

4.4 Prepare cost-benefit analysis

5. Prepare evaluation report

5.1 Document product information in order of preference

5.2 Recommend preferred product, including the reasoning behind recommendations

5.3 Prepare a report containing solution details

5.4 Submit report to client for approval