Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services

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 ICTNWK306, 'Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare to review cloud technology solutions and services

1.1 Identify the common terminology, characteristics, major industry technology standards and concepts of cloud computing solutions and services

1.2 Identify the major organisational roles affected by cloud computing solutions and services

1.3 Identify the key business requirements most suitable for transferring to cloud computing solutions and services

2. Identify the differences between cloud delivery models

2.1 Identify the characteristics associated with different cloud delivery models

2.2 Identify any other emerging cloud delivery models

2.3 Evaluate the advantages, and disadvantages, of combining different cloud delivery models

3. Review the performance of different types of cloud deployment models

3.1 Identify the characteristics associated with different cloud deployment models

3.2 Identify any other emerging cloud deployment models

3.3 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages, of combining different deployment models

4. Evaluate the benefits and challenges of using cloud computing solutions and services

4.1 Identify the possible benefits of adopting cloud solutions and services

4.2 Identify the possible challenges of adopting cloud solutions and services

4.3 Review and document, the impact of implementing a cloud delivery model

4.4 Provide feedback to the appropriate personnel