Install and manage complex ICT networks

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 ICTNWK529, 'Install and manage complex ICT networks'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Install and manage complex ICT networks' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Plan and design a complex network to meet business requirements

1.1 Review network design, business requirements and latest vendor technical specifications for network components

1.2 Research options available for providing the network functionality required

1.3 Plan network implementation to provide network services and resources to meet business requirements

2. Design and implement a security strategy

2.1 Analyse requirements for internal and external security

2.2 Design security strategy to meet requirements

2.3 Implement security strategy

2.4 Undertake ongoing monitoring of the viability and reliability of network security, through testing and use of technical tools

2.5 Continually monitor internal and external network access for security breaches

3. Install and configure a complex network to meet business requirements

3.1 Check and install cabling and associated components according to industry standards

3.2 Install and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide internet protocol (IP) addressing and routing

3.3 Install and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide name resolution

3.4 Install and configure servers, routers, switches or other devices to provide network services

3.5 Install and configure remote access services

3.6 Install and configure devices to provide data management services

4. Provide integrated network services across a complex network

4.1 Integrate multiple network services across network

4.2 Analyse and resolve interoperability issues

4.3 Optimise performance

4.4 Rectify security conflicts arising from integrating services

5. Plan, design and implement voice and video business communications system

5.1 Install software and configure and test voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and videoconferencing services

5.2 Incorporate the use of a communications server to provide real-time multimedia communications

5.3 Select common voice and videoconferencing codecs according to standards and practices

6. Manage and support a complex network

6.1 Identify and evaluate appropriate network management tools to assist in the administration of the complex network

6.2 Select and install network management tools according to industry and organisational standards

6.3 Set and monitor alerts and logs

6.4 Capture and analyse network performance data

6.5 Implement automated server updates

6.6 Implement desktop management policies

6.7 Implement automated virus checking

6.8 Use remote management tools

7. Test network functionality and obtain sign-off

7.1 Test network functionality and record results

7.2 Record results of network functionality test

7.3 Complete network documentation according to organisational standards