This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to successfully develop and integrate social networking code into new and existing websites.  It applies to individuals working as web developers who apply a wide range of knowledge and skills across a range of general information and communications technology (ICT) environments and support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader, rather than more specialised, ICT support.

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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 requirements for the integration of a social networking website into a pre-existing website; - determine the content management functionality, against current programming and security standards; - select an appropriate social networking platform; - develop and implement, social networking integration codes into an existing website, and; - validate frontend code markup, against the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 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: - outline the markup language and its associated standards; - summarise server-side language, and; - describe the advantages and disadvantages, of integrating social networking into web sites.

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