On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Describe the technologies used in Information and Communication Technology including computer and network hardware and software components.
- Discuss the elements of network security, including threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, policy and protection mechanisms.
- Identify solutions to the problems related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks
- Compare and contrast the hardware and software standards and protocols within the layered structure of typical network architecture
- Explain the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required for successful wired and wireless communication.
- Discuss the operation of TCP/IP protocols with respect to the encapsulation and delivery of data over the Internet
- Compare and contrast the operation of typical client-server, P2P and cloud networked application protocols
- Discuss the function, components and services provided by a modern networked operating system.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
Network Support (NTAS)
IT Operations (ITOP)
Problem Management (PBMG)