Plan the deployment of access network architectures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 ICTNPL402, 'Plan the deployment of access network architectures'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

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

1. Scope the project

1.1 Prepare for work according to site specific safety requirements and enterprise work health and safety (WHS) processes and procedures

1.2 Determine type of access network by accessing and using network information sources

1.3 Produce a brief on how access network architecture components relate to the larger network and their impact on the work

1.4 Evaluate equipment type and technologies to be considered, to determine availability and compatibility with existing network equipment

1.5 Obtain resources and equipment needed for the work according to enterprise procedures and check for correct operation and safety

1.6 Assess capacity limitations of various platforms in the context of the work to ensure maximum network performance

1.7 Determine product capability and calculate allowable capacity of the access network to allow for network growth

2. Produce deployment plan for an Access Network

2.1 Conduct planning work using current equipment components and complying with access network deployment rules and exemption process criteria

2.2 Produce a preliminary plan on deployment of the network that maintains integrity of the access network

2.3 Discuss unexpected situations with appropriate personnel, with consideration to job specifications, safety and enterprise procedures to establish a solution

2.4 Review plan to ensure it complies with all standards and codes required when working on network access, and where appropriate make adjustments

3. Complete work and report its impact on network access

3.1 Produce final deployment plan including recommendations agreed with customer

3.2 Provide a report on network monitoring techniques used to manage the network to ensure it is performing at optimum level