This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services. It involves undertaking a basic review of business computing needs and identifying options for introducing cloud computing services into a small business or work area in an organisation.  It applies to individuals who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve business operations.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - review and analyse business computing use and needs, including equipment and software requirements; - collect and analyse information about cloud computing; - make the business case to introduce cloud computing, and; - prepare a plan and support others to implement cloud computing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain fundamentals of cloud computing, including key terms and concepts; - outline sources of information about cloud computing for micro or small business, and options specific to the business; - describe how to undertake a cost-benefit analysis and prepare a budget, and; - summarise business protocols for using services of specialist advisors.

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