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Unit of competency details

ICTSAS517 - Use network tools (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICASAS517A - Use network toolsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Minor edits to the performance criteria for clarity. 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
ICT50115 - Diploma of Information TechnologyDiploma of Information Technology1-2 
ICT50318 - Diploma of Information Technology Systems AdministrationDiploma of Information Technology Systems Administration
ICT50118 - Diploma of Information TechnologyDiploma of Information Technology
ICT50220 - Diploma of Information TechnologyDiploma of Information Technology
ICT60220 - Advanced Diploma of Information TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Information Technology1-2 
ICT50120 - Diploma of Information TechnologyDiploma of Information Technology1-2 
ICT60120 - Advanced Diploma of Information TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Information Technology1-2 
ICT50315 - Diploma of Information Technology Systems AdministrationDiploma of Information Technology Systems Administration1-2 
ICT60515 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020113 Networks And Communications  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020113 Networks And Communications  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use tools to assist in managing a network effectively.

It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to monitor security and resolve issues for the network.

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

Unit Sector

Systems administration and support

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Use command line tools

1.1 Analyse command-line environment

1.2 Differentiate command-line and graphical user interface (GUI) systems

1.3 Identify command-line tools

1.4 Apply command-line tools in GUI environment

2. Use hardware tools

2.1 Identify appropriate hardware tools and their function

2.2 Review work health and safety (WHS) requirements for tool use

2.3 Manage network using hardware tools

2.4 Analyse test results

3. Use software tools

3.1 Identify appropriate software tools for network security

3.2 Determine areas of vulnerability

3.3 Classify function of each tool

3.4 Manage network using software tools

3.5 Analyse test results

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

  • Identifies and interprets textual information and numerical data from a range of sources to determine necessary actions

Writing

1.3

  • Records textual and numerical data in format specific to requirements

Numeracy

3.5

  • Uses mathematical equations to calculate numerical data and compare test outcomes

Get the work done

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1-3.5

  • Accepts responsibility for planning, prioritising and sequencing complex tasks and workload
  • Uses problem solving techniques to analyse required outcomes and manage the network
  • Uses digital technologies to manage network operations

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTSAS517 Use network tools

ICASAS517A Use network tools

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages.

Minor edits to the performance criteria for clarity.

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • to manage a network effectively
  • identify and use appropriate hardware and software tools:
  • monitor network performance
  • identify network threats
  • isolate security breaches.

Note: Evidence must be provided on at least TWO networks or occasions.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe available network tools
  • explain processes and techniques related to using network tools
  • analyse key features of the range of attacks that affect network security
  • discuss key problems and challenges relating to network security.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the systems administration and support field of work, and include access to:

  • special purpose tools, equipment and materials
  • hardware and software tools
  • security diagnostic software
  • maintenance procedures
  • network system.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2