This unit provides base level skills and knowledge to configure an operating system on a personal computer, adding security, setting user level passwords and privileges to limit and identify user access - all required to increase protection of the end point from cyber security attacks. The unit also provides an overview of internet of things (IOT) devices, an introduction to computer networking virtualisation and base level Linux commands - deemed to be invaluable in using cyber security tools.

Unit details

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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: - identifying the components and explain the operation of a personal computer; - operating a personal computer; - performing preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on personal computers; - installing Windows operation systems; - performing management and maintenance of Windows operating systems; - programing networking devices from provided scripts; - reading and comprehending computer technology reports; - securing user level access for a personal computer, and; - identifying and using networking devices.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - hardware components of a personal computer; - virtualisation concepts; - PC peripherals; - PC input output devices; - Internet of Things (IOT) devices; - communication protocols for IOT devices; - security issues relating to IOT devices; - operating systems (Windows or Linux); - virtualization operation and structure; - creating and configuring virtualised images; - linux base level commands, and; - networked device connections.

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