This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client, and produce a set of architecture design solutions to cater for present and future forecast demands.  It applies to individuals working in the field who carry out design and implementation of technical solutions of information communications technology (ICT) networks, employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies 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: - adapt technologies to specified technical solutions; - use site design software and hardware; - evaluate client specifications against accepted industry practices; - produce technical designs from business specifications; - analyse feedback from client and make proposal adjustments; - apply design concepts to business solutions; - produce technical reports, and; - make recommendations and offer optimum design solutions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - summarise principles of the following technologies: - access networks; - core networks; - information communications technologies (ICT) network topologies; - mobile cellular networks; - network protocols and operating systems; - optical networks and principles; - radio frequency (RF) technologies and principles; - radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware and software; - explain what is meant in the ICT sector by business processes; - explain compatibility issues and resolution procedures; - summarise configuration of internet protocol (IP) networks; - outline desktop applications and operating systems, and; - summarise security protocols, standards and data encryption.

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