Build and maintain a secure network

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 ICTTEN2209A, 'Build and maintain a secure network'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to build a LAN or WAN

1.1. Prepare for given work confirming site-specific occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements with appropriate personnel

1.2. Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel

1.3. Determine network design specification from job briefs or appropriate personnel

1.4. Determine network addressing scheme for network connectivity and confirm using calculations

1.5. Select and obtain network hardware according to established procedures

1.6. Obtain operating instructions, manuals, hardware and software testing methodologies

1.7. Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite

2. Build and verify a network

2.1. Establish connections between network hardware according to manufacturer's specifications and established procedures

2.2. Verify network routing and switching to conform to network design specification

2.3. Set up, configure and share network resources between network devices

3. Monitor network performance and troubleshoot network

3.1. Monitor network traffic and assess performance metrics against manufacturer's specifications and established procedures

3.2. Identify security threats and initiate control measures according to enterprise procedures

3.3. Troubleshoot network and internet connectivity according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise procedures

4. Complete and document network build

4.1. Restore work site to safe condition according to established safety procedures

4.2. Record and store network schematics and network addressing scheme

4.3. Notify appropriate personnel about the completion of the task

4.4. Notify customer and obtain sign off