This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, route and switch operations as well as to configure simple networks.

It applies to individuals involved in network support positions with the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) skills required to use tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, a small enterprise branch network

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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, install and operate one small enterprise branch network *identify, test and verify performance capability issues for a small enterprise branch network. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *internet protocol (IP) addressing scheme architecture *network topologies, protocols and security solutions defined network problems *Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layers of networking *Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) *Network Address translation (NAT) *dynamic host configuration protocol.

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