This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake work on a server as part of an upgrade to an existing network or during the implementation of a new network.  It applies to individuals, employed by telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) networking provisioning companies, who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of ICT 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: - analyse server and network operational issues; - apply user applications and relate to user needs when configuring a server; - create technical and user documentation; - install and configure server; - test server and reconfigure network, and; - troubleshoot server and network failures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the Australian Computer Society Code of Ethics; - describe the following aspects of a common network: - cable types and connectors; - topologies; - explain compatibility issues and resolution procedures; - summarise desktop applications and operating systems; - outline documentation requirements for networks; - describe typical enterprise communication and training systems for staff involved in deployment; - outline features of: - current network operating systems (NOS); - current server applications compatibility issues and resolution procedures; - outline implementation and configuration of servers, and; - explain system back-up procedures.

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