ICTNWK421 - Install, configure and test network security

    Unit code: ICTNWK421 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an organisational environment.

    It applies to individuals who are involved in the installation, configuration, and testing of network security for networks of any size in job roles including network administrator, penetration tester, and security consultant.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


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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 with respect to one network:

    • identify and analyse network security threats and vulnerabilities;
    • make recommendations to management to address network security deficiencies and fulfill organisational asset security requirements;
    • implement perimeter security, network hardening measures and authentication and user account controls - according to identified deficiencies and organisational asset security requirements;
    • design and conduct testing to verify the key function and performance measures of network security;
    • debug network security according to test results;
    • review logs and audit reports to identify and record five security incidents, intrusions and attempts, and;
    • undertake three (3) spot checks and audits to ensure that procedures are not being bypassed.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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