This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use tools to assist in managing a network effectively.  It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to monitor security and resolve issues for the 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: - to manage a network effectively; - identify and use appropriate hardware and software tools; - monitor network performance; - identify network threats, and; - isolate security breaches.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe available network tools; - explain processes and techniques related to using network tools; - analyse key features of the range of attacks that affect network security, and; - discuss key problems and challenges relating to network security.

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