This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage enterprise-wide information and communications technology (ICT) networks.  It applies to individuals with excellent ICT skills who are working as senior networking staff responsible for the sustainability of an organisation by using virtualisation technologies in complex computing environments of medium- to-large companies to provide network services and resources.

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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: - design and implement a complex network that involves integrating multiple network services to meet business requirements; - design and implement an appropriate security strategy for a complex network; - monitor and test the performance of aspects of the solution, and; - provide ongoing management and support of the network.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe firewall configurations and their application; - summarise internet protocol (IP) addressing and network configuration; - summarise and apply the following aspects of a network: infrastructure; load balancing for applications; security; server operating systems; service configuration; mail; proxy; web, and; service management; - identify and describe troubleshooting tools and techniques, including network diagnostic utilities; - outline the purpose of user authentication and directory services; - describe voice over internet protocol (VoIP), and; - describe virtual private network (VPN).

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