This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to transfer content, from a remote location to a web server, using a range of commercial information and communications technology (ICT) products. The objective of this skill is the upload of new and revised information on a website.

The unit applies to individuals who work as web developers and designers and required to update websites.

Unit details

Study level:
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: *transfer at least three files to a remote server using file transfer protocol (FTP) client, according to organisational security and privacy policies and guidelines. In the course of the above, the candidate must: *select and configure a file transfer protocol (FTP) client *test configuration of FTP client *plan and prepare content to be transferred including file format, receiving directory structure, account logins and security issues *connect to server using applicable account login *follow security procedures according to cyber security protocols *transfer content to remove server *store and maintain files in required location. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *the FTP server and client software *cyber security and internet protocols *content features and functions *security issues applicable to transferring content *server access security procedures and connection methods *website server architecture and operating systems *data backup and file transfer methodology *organisational security and privacy policies and guidelines.

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