Analyse and integrate specialised optical devices in the 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 ICTOPN506, 'Analyse and integrate specialised optical devices in the network'.
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. Analyse specialised optical device and prepare for integration in the network

1.1 Obtain relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards and follow work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements for the project work

1.2 Work safely according to relevant safety legislation and company work practices, identifying hazards and using personal protective equipment

1.3 Obtain plans and drawings of existing optical network from appropriate person and review potential locations for suitability of integrating additional hardware

1.4 Analyse and evaluate a range of integration options using device specifications which satisfy the customer’s network requirements

1.5 Prepare and submit the business case for adopting recommended integration solution

1.6 Prepare design plan with interconnection details to existing system and installation options and seek approval to proceed from customer

1.7 Undertake an impact risk assessment of the hardware integration with the network operations centre (NOC) and prepare for contingencies using contingency plan

2. Integrate specialised optical device in the network

2.1 Install and integrate specialised optical devices into existing network according to design plan

2.2 Test the network and evaluate results to verify optical network performance with integrated specialised optical devices in operation

3. Document integration of the specialised optical device in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network

3.1 Produce an updated design plan and submit to customer with copies filed for later reference according to organisation’s policies

3.2 Prepare an evaluation report on network performance with specialised optical devices with recommendations for future enhancements

3.3 Notify NOC of job completion and obtain sign-off from appropriate person