Design an enterprise wireless local area network

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 ICTNWK518, 'Design an enterprise wireless local area network'.
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. Document current network configuration

1.1 Obtain details of current network layout and parameters

1.2 Hold consultations with key stakeholders

1.3 Document the current network configuration, network topology and links to carrier

2. Research client needs

2.1 Identify the client's current needs

2.2 Determine future needs

2.3 Document current and future needs according to organisational requirements

3. Implement site survey

3.1 Select the appropriate diagnostic tools and measurement processes

3.2 Select test equipment and ensure calibration

3.3 Undertake site survey with minimum disruption to client and ensure safe working environment for users and survey personnel

3.4 Record physical infrastructure, building use, aesthetics and other issues that will impact on future network performance and acceptance by the client

3.5 Record radio frequency interference issues, sources and possible resolution

3.6 Document results of site survey

4. Develop specifications for upgrade of wireless network

4.1 Document the current network performance equipment and capacity for the expanded network

4.2 Assess interference issues relating to existing radio frequency, topographic barriers, climate, obstacles, transmission distances and construction materials

4.3 Assess optimum location and position of access points, repeaters, routers and other equipment

4.4 Develop cabling plans and repeater links, including power requirements

4.5 Determine frequency to be used based on client and user requirements

5. Model network

5.1 Determine appropriate test and modelling routines

5.2 Determine estimated network traffic and planned growth

5.3 Test planned network using modelling tools and techniques

5.4 Document outcome of tests and revise design where required

6. Determine components for network

6.1 Select and test vendor products and equipment where appropriate

6.2 Consult others, including emerging industry bodies, for sustainable compatibility, economic running costs and user connectivity access

6.3 Finalise components list for suitability and vendor claims

6.4 Prepare implementation plans

7. Present design to client

7.1 Present the design in a clear and logical fashion

7.2 Provide advice to client on reasons for design choice

7.3 Inform the client of design limitations, performance expectations and possible unanticipated outcomes, including security threats

7.4 Obtain feedback from client

7.5 Undertake modifications to design if required

7.6 Complete final design documentation and seek client endorsement