Develop planning strategies for access network design

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ICTNPL502, 'Develop planning strategies for access network design'.
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. Evaluate access network requirements and infrastructure capability

1.1 Estimate likely growth in access network use by analysing forecasting market intelligence data on customer demand

1.2 Compare available capacity and capability of current access infrastructure deployment against researched demand data to identify infrastructure and product shortfalls

1.3 Quantify network requirements for upgrades or network augmentation to increase capacity and capability of existing network

1.4 Determine relevant standards, business and regulatory requirements to be considered in access network planning

1.5 Formulate justification to proceed by analysing business requirements and benefits to the business

2. Prepare strategic plan and scoping document

2.1 Determine appropriate technologies, network elements and equipment for access network deployment, including new or alternative solutions to meet business requirements

2.2 Select commercially viable technology compatible with the existing network to deploy with existing and future network

2.3 Prepare planning document and supporting documentation with recommendations that complies with deployment standards and regulatory requirements

2.4 Provide estimated costs and schedule for a planning solution

3. Produce project brief

3.1 Evaluate and summarise project scope into the required briefing format with relevant supporting documentation for a project brief that complies with access network deployment rules

3.2 Plan project delivery to suit business requirements and practical limitations

3.3 Produce access networks specifications with approvals and present to the design section to produce detailed design specifications