This unit (ICTSAS213) describes the skills and knowledge required to backup, protect and secure stand-alone and networked client server environments. It applies to technical support individuals who are required to uphold workflow and quality processes in a small or large office environment through the maintenance of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems.

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: *backup, protect and secure at least two client server environments. In the course of the above, the candidate must: *review organisational backup schedule *follow system maintenance procedures *create, restore, label, delete, archive and report file backups *check hardware and networks for compliance with licensing requirements *report data security, privacy, copyright and licensing compliance anomalies *perform virus protection and scanning software updates. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *backups, restoration and testing procedures and operations *file name conventions and storage of backups *malware and virus scans *copyright and privacy legislation *inventory and maintenance procedures *industry accepted hardware and software products *virus protection methods *diagnostic tools that may be used in maintaining the integrity of ICT systems *storage and retrieval guidelines *system performance metrics and system performance testing tools *legislation relating to restoration procedures, copyright, privacy and General Public Licence (GPL).

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