This unit seeks to build on previous skills in configuring security devices by providing knowledge and skills to configure and modify where required an organisation's existing security devices. After implementation the devices will be monitored and assessed for their effectiveness. New security devices and technologies will be researched, evaluated and implemented

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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: - Articulate relevant issues encountered in the work environment - Base level problem solving skills to implement provided scripts for a networking security device - Read and accurately interpret documents and reports - Operate a personal computer - Interpreting network diagrams - Assembling, participating in and coordinating a work team - Problem solving within a team environment - Evaluating the performance of a work team - Contributing to the process of enhancing team performance - Installing and using software packages - Connecting cyber security equipment and networked devices - Evaluating effectiveness of network security devices - Preparing technical documentation - Identifying and collating relevant documents - Evaluating operation performance - Making presentation to clients Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Testing methodologies - Identifying and using networking devices - Evaluating new firewall technologies - Writing reports to justify equipment purchases - Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure network security devices - Handle and use network security devices - Overview of network security devices that provide network security functionality like: o Access Control Lists (ACLs) o Firewalls including Zone based policy firewalls o Packet filtering o Inspection rules o Intrusion detection Systems (IDS) o Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) o Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) o Network Access Control (NAC) o Web Application Firewalls (WAF) o Honeypots o Packet Shapers o Proxies o Reverse Proxies - Network security device deployment - Patch and vulnerability management of network devices - Testing of network security devices - New network security technologies - Access lists

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