This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, routing and switching fundamentals, and to configure simple networks.

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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: - specify the network elements; - implement a small switched network; - select and implement the suitable network addressing protocols; - select and install a router; - identify and verify, wide area network (WAN) links, and; - test and resolve the problems for a small enterprise branch network. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - summarise the design of an internet protocol (IP) addressing scheme; - describe how to install, configure and test the network elements, in order to ensure interoperability within the network, and; - explain how to apply network topologies, protocols and security solutions and troubleshoot defined network problems.

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