This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage network protocols in a networking environment.
It applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, working as network administrators who are required to ensure that appropriate protocols have been installed in networks to allow user functionality and maintenance.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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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: - configure, test and validate network protocols in order to facilitate interconnectivity, and; - install and manage network protocols in a network, and troubleshoot problems.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the client business domain, including client organisation structure and business functionality; - list current communications technologies and their associated protocols; - outline current industry accepted hardware and software products, and general features and capabilities; - summarise network protocols currently in use in the organisation and industry, including transmission control protocol, internet protocol (TCP/IP), OSI models; - clarify the vendor product range and development directions, and; - describe how network protocols transcend organisational size and network complexity.

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