This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to connect network hardware devices, mainly personal computers (PCs), to an internet gateway.
It applies to individuals who are middle managers, network engineers, technical specialists or security analysts with excellent information communications and technology (ICT) skills who plan and implement networks, determine security threats and are involved in business budgeting.

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: - Determine client requirements and network specifications - Determine security measures and brief users - Connect network hardware devices to an internet gateway - Configure and test gateway products - Configure and test node according to vendor specifications and client requirements. 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: - Identify and describe current browser software - Explain domain name server (DNS) resolution - Outline the features and functions of: - Network architecture - Bridges as required - Desktop operating systems - Hubs - Network gateways - Network operating systems: - Routers - Switches - Describe the security issues that may impact on an internet gateway - Describe common security solutions and strategies - Identify and describe the principle function of current gateway software

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