2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Computer Network Software Operations (6650/36 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Introducing Basic Desktop Systems Concepts
- Explain current desktop operating systems.
- Explain the hardware found in a computer.
- Navigate a desktop operating system environment.
- Navigate system administration tools.
- Demonstrate the procedures for installing, replacing, or repairing a desktop operating system.
- Demonstrate the procedures for installing and removing software in a desktop environment.
- Manage a file system structure.
- Explain different file system formats.
Introducing Basic Server Systems Concepts
- Explain current server operating systems.
- Explain the uses of current and emerging server and storage hardware.
- Describe client-server architecture, including virtual server architecture.
- Identify the services commonly found on a network server.
- Explain the authentication of users in a network environment.
Introducing Network Design Essentials
- Define types of networks.
- Define types of network architecture.
- Differentiate between distributed and centralized computing (e.g., desktop, network server, virtual server, cloud networking).
- Identify services delivered by a server.
- Describe standard network LAN topologies.
- Describe variations of standard topologies (e.g., extended star, mesh, star bus, star ring).
- Describe the role of the Network Interface Card (NIC) network adapter.
- Describe various types of network adapters.
- Describe the functions of networking hardware (e.g., adapter, hub, router, switch, bridge, access point).
- Describe the primary features of each major access method.
Exploring Networking Media
- Define terms related to wired and wireless network media.
- Identify the types and uses of wired network media.
- Identify the types and uses of wireless network media.
- Describe the concept of broadband and its various incarnations (e.g., digital subscriber line [DSL], cable, fiber optics, high-speed wireless).
- Describe the types of modems.
Understanding Networking Standards and Models
- Describe each layer of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model.
- Describe devices in a network environment and their place in the OSI model.
- Define the basic components of a network packet.
- Describe networking protocols.
- Map network processes that use protocols to the appropriate OSI layers.
- Identify components and features of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802 networking specifications.
Installing Network Operating System and Services
Performing Network Administration Functions
- Define different types of accounts.
- Administer user and group accounts.
- Create user profiles.
- Implement global, domain, and local account policies.
- Describe considerations and procedures for sharing applications on the network.
- Manage disk resources.
- Identify the procedures for installing and managing a shared printer.
- Identify the functions, features, and guidelines of e-mail and calendaring.
Performing Network Management and Security Functions
- Document a network security plan.
- Implement a network security plan.
- Explain the characteristics, functions, and benefits of software and hardware firewalls.
- Develop a plan to avoid data loss.
- Back up files and directories.
- Restore files and directories.
- Develop a network performance monitoring plan.
- Monitor server resources to track usage and disk space.
- Troubleshoot user access problems.
- Develop a preventive maintenance plan.
- Develop an audit policy.
- Set up file, directory, and printer auditing.
- Describe the various forms of malware protection for servers.
Providing Basic User Training and Support
Performing Legal and Ethical Functions
Preparing for Industry Certification
- Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the Computer Network Software Operations course.
- Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination.
- Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification exams).
- Successfully complete an industry certification examination representative of skills learned in this course (e.g., MCP, IC3, NOCTI).
Developing Employability Skills
- Research careers in networking.
- Compose a résumé for electronic processing.
- Assemble a professional portfolio that contains representative samples of student work.
- Create a cover letter to accompany a résumé.
- Complete manual and electronic application forms.
- Participate in an internship program.
- Use electronic sources to research a company in preparation for a job interview.
- Participate in a mock interview.
- Compose an interview follow-up letter.
- Identify the steps to follow when resigning from a position.
- Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome these barriers.