This unit covers setting up, configuring and maintaining operation of a basic local area network (LAN) of up to 20 connected devices. It encompasses safe working practices, installing network hardware, installing and configuring network software, establish user accounts, configure shared Internet connection and documenting set up parameters and LAN topology.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


UEENEED102A - Assemble, set-up and test computing devices

UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace


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 and knowledge: - analogue and digital signals; - the OSI model for computer system; - types of networks, network components and hardware; - local area network (LAN) architectures; - cabling and termination arrangements for a LAN system and define all the hardware requirements; - multiple access units and their function; - LAN standards; - basic principle of medium access methods such as polling, token passing and CSMA/CD; - current network operating systems available for establishing a LAN; - network hardware installation methods; - concepts and the hardware required for internet and worldwide web working LANs; - network software installation and configuration methods; - network testing and diagnostic tools and methods; - networking protocols; - network signal propagation; - basics of encoding networking signals, and; - IP addressing and subnetting.

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