2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Computer Network Software Operations, Advanced (6651/36 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.
Using Desktop Systems Concepts
Using Server Systems Concepts
- Compare current server operating systems.
- Analyze the uses of current and emerging specialized server hardware, including Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), blades, Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP), storage devices (e.g., Serial Advanced Technology Attachment [SATA], ultra Small Computer Systems Interface [SCSI], fiber channel), and hot-swappable technologies.
- Manage partitions and volumes.
- Install applications (e.g., e-mail) and services (e.g., file sharing, printing) commonly found in a client-server environment.
Configuring Network Servers
- Implement directory services on a network.
- Manage file replication.
- Describe the structure and architecture of the Domain Name System (DNS).
- Install the Domain Name System (DNS).
- Explain how a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client obtains an Internet Protocol (IP) address from a DHCP server.
- Install a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
- Manage fault-tolerant volumes, using Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID).
- Explain roaming and local profiles.
- Implement directory replication.
- Troubleshoot directory replication.
- Implement Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) services.
Configuring Network Security
- Explain types of server malware protection, including antivirus software; spam, adware, and spyware filtering; and patch management.
- Implement Web-based and server services security features.
- Describe the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
- Install a certificate.
- Describe software firewalls and hardware firewalls.
- Install a firewall.
- Implement user security policies.
Performing Network Administrative Functions
- Plan accounts.
- Administer user and group accounts.
- Create user profiles.
- Design the implementation of global, domain, and local account policies.
- Use considerations for sharing applications on the network.
- Manage disk resources.
- Demonstrate the installation and management of a shared printer.
- Explain e-mail and collaborative scheduling systems.
- Implement global, domain, and local system policies.
- Describe the process of logging on to a domain account and changing a password.
- Implement disk quotas.
- Explain concepts related to logon authentication.
- Identify levels of encryption.
- Describe remote administration.
- Identify the resources available to solve common support issues.
- Describe service packs and patches.
- Review event logs.
- Review security and all system logs.
- Describe the utilities that monitor a server’s performance.
- Describe the backup/restore process for directory services.
Conducting TCP/IP Activities
- Describe Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
- Compare static and dynamic IP routing.
- Configure TCP/IP.
- Test a TCP/IP configuration, using operating-system-specific commands.
- Identify the network and host IDs' TCP/IP addresses.
- Compare IPv4 and IPv6.
- Explain the function of a subnet mask and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) format.
- Describe a loopback address.
- Describe the services provided by NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
- Explain the process of host name resolution (i.e., the process of mapping a host name to an IP address on local and remote networks).
- Modify the hosts file to resolve host names.
- Configure File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
- Explain the purpose of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
- Describe the implementation of Virtual LAN (VLAN).
Implementing and Managing Web Servers
- Describe the key protocols of Web servers.
- Install Web-based services (e.g., Apache, Windows IIS).
- Configure Web-based services
- Explain the major architectural components of Web-based services.
- Establish Web-based services.
- Add virtual servers and directories.
- Install a server-side programming language that supports dynamic content.
- Access a Web page with dynamic content.
Ensuring Network Security
- Monitor network traffic.
- Analyze network systems for security vulnerabilities.
- Explain the core security principles used in network management.
- Analyze threats and risks to networks.
- Analyze internal and external threats to computer networks.
- Identify sustainable computer networking practices.
- Install a virtualized operating system.
Providing 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, Advanced course.
- Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination.
- Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (i.e., 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).