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CURRICULUM of COMPETENCY UNIT (CoCU)

Sub Sector

INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT

Job Area

COMPUTER NETWORK SERVICES

Competency Unit Title

COMPUTER NETWORK SET-UP

Learning Outcome

The person who is competent in this CU shall be able to set-up the linking between server with other peripherals using
physical cable to allow users to connect and communicate each other for data and information sharing, sending
electronic mail (e-mail), teleconferencing and other purposes. Upon completion of this competency unit, trainees will
be able to: Analyse computer network set-up specification
Carry out network installation
Test network connectivity
Produce computer network set-up report

Competency Unit ID
Work Activities
1.

Analyse
computer
network set-up
specification

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Related Knowledge

Competency
Core
Type

Level

Related Skills

i. Types of computer
network connectivity:
LAN
WAN
MAN

Training
Duration

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

240 Hours

Credit Hours

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

18 hours

Lecture

24

Assessment
Criteria
i. Types of
computer
network
connectivity
identified
ii. Network
wireless
technology
defined

ii. Types of network


wireless technology
WIFI
WIMAX
Mobile

iii. Network
encryption
80

Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

iii. Types of network


encryption
Wired Equivalent
Privacy (WEP)
Work Progress
Administration (WPA
/ WPA2)
Advance Encryption
Standard (AES)
Remote
Authentications Dial
In User Service
(RADIUS)
Temporal Key
Integrity Protocol
(TKIP)

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

Assessment
Criteria
interpreted
iv. Server form
factor
determined
v. Types of server
rack determined
vi. Server handling
procedure
interpreted
vii.Network
topology
interpreted
viii. Computer
peripheral
determine

iv. Type of server form


factor
tower unit,
rack mount unit,
blade unit

ix. Computer
peripheral
drivers identified
x. Network
installation
schedule
defined

v. Types of server rack


42U
19U
Open Frame Rack
Post Relay Rack

xi. Network
installation
equipment
prepared

vi. Server handling


procedure
tower unit,
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Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

rack mount unit,


blade unit
vii.Types of network
Topology
Star
Bus
Mesh
Hybrid
Ring
Tree
viii. Types of computer
peripheral
Network Interface
Card (NIC)
Scanner
Printer /
multifunction
Computer / PC
Server
Wireless devices
Keyboard, Video,
Mouse (KVM)
batteries and
uninterruptible
power supply (UPS)
ix. Computer peripheral
drivers
x. Types of network
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Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

Assessment
Criteria

Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

42 hours

Demonstration

installation schedule
Interruptive
Non Interruptive
xi. Network installation
equipment
Equipment
- Main distribution
frame
o Switch
o Router
o Access
Point
o Firewall
- Patch panel
- RJ 45 Faceplate
- Network cable
tester
i. Identify types of
computer network
connectivity
ii. Define wireless
technology
iii. Interpret type of network
encryption
iv. Determine types of
server form factor
v. Determine types of
server rack
vi. Interpreted server
handling procedure
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Assessment
Criteria

Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

Assessment
Criteria

36 hours

Lecture

i. Network Rack
assembly
determined

vii.Interpret types of
network topology
viii. Determine computer
peripheral
ix. Identify computer
peripheral drivers
x. Define types of network
installation schedule
xi. Prepare network
installation equipment
Attitude:
i. Precise and detail
in Identifying
types of computer
network
connectivity
ii. Precise,knowledg
eble and accurate
in Identifying
wireless
technology
2.

Carry out
network
installation

i. Network Rack assembly


42U
19U
Open Frame Rack
Post Relay Rack

ii. Network
Interface Card
(NIC)
installation and
connection
carried out

ii. Network Interface Card


(NIC) installation and
connection
Computer / PC
84

Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

Server
Scanner
Printer /
multifunction

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

Assessment
Criteria

iii. Network
hardware mount
determined

iii. Network hardware mount


Server
UPS
KVM
Network Cable
Main distribution
frame
- Switch
- Router
- Access Point
- Firewall

iv. Computer
peripherals
connectivity
installation
carried out
v. Network address
configuration
carried out

iv. Computer peripherals


connectivity installation
Computer / PC
Scanner
Printer /
multifunction
v. Network address
configuration
IP address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
Domain Name
Server (DNS)

85

Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

i. Perform network rack


assembly
ii. Carry out network
Interface Card (NIC)
installation and
connection
iii. Determine hardware
mount
iv. Carry out computer
peripherals connectivity
installation
v. Perform out network
address configuration
Attitude:
i. Precise and
accurate in
performing
Interface Card
(NIC) installation
and connection
ii. Cautious and
detail in handling
hardware mount
iii. Precise and
accurate in
performing
computer
peripherals
connectivity
installation
Safety/Environment:
86

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

84 hours

Demonstration
and practical

Assessment
Criteria

Work Activities

3.

Test network
connectivity

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

i. Network configuration
and interconnectivity
testing
Stress Test
Stability test
Frequency Scanning
test
Power Load test
Remote Test
Ping Test
Network Speed Test
Services
testing/applications
test
Wireless
Authentication test
Internet browsing
test
Tracert test
Internet browser
application test
Print-out test
Scanning test

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental
i.
Adhere to
company safety
policy

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

Assessment
Criteria

14 hours

Lecture

i. Network test
checklist
produced
ii. Network
configuration
and
interconnectivit
y test carried
out
iii. Network User
Acceptance
Test (UAT)
signed off
performed

ii. Network Test checklist


iii. User Acceptance Test
(UAT) signed off
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Work Activities

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

i. Interpret network test


checklist
ii. Perform network
configuration and
interconnectivity test
iii. Perform network User
Acceptance Test (UAT)
signed off

Training
Hours

Delivery
Mode

34 hours

Demonstration
and practical /
simulation

4 hours

Lecture

Assessment
Criteria

Attitude:
i. Precise and
accurate in
performing
network
configuration and
interconnectivity
testing
ii. Thorough and
detail in listing
out network test
checklist
Safety/Environment:
i.
Adhere to
company safety
policy

4.

Produce
computer

i. Network server setting


record
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i.

Network activity
log recorded

Work Activities
network set-up
report

Related Knowledge

Related Skills

Attitude / Safety /
Environmental

Training
Hours

ii. Network activity log


record
iii. Job sheet updating
iv. UAT report
v. Job order/ change
request report

Delivery
Mode

Assessment
Criteria
ii. Job sheet
updated
iii. Network UAT
report prepared

i. Prepare network server


setting record
ii. Record network activity
log
iii. Update job sheet
checklist
iv. Prepare network UAT
report
v. Produce job order/
change request sign off
report

8 hours

Attitude:
i. Detail and
transparent in
preparing network
connectivity, UAT
and sign off report
Safety/Environment:
i.
Adhere to
company
confidentiality
policy in
preparing report

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iv. Change order/


job request
Demonstration
report
and practical
produced,
closed and
acknowledged

Employability Skills
Core Abilities
01.01
01.03
02.01
02.03
02.04
03.01
03.02
03.03
03.05
03.06
03.07
06.01
06.02
06.03
06.04
01.04
01.05
01.06
02.07
02.08
03.08
04.01
04.02
04.03
04.04
04.05
06.05
06.06

Social Skills

Identify and gather information.


Utilize basic IT applications.
Interpret and follow manuals, instructions and SOP's.
Communicate clearly.
Prepare brief reports and checklist using standard forms.
Apply cultural requirement to the workplace.
Demonstrate integrity and apply practical practices.
Accept responsibility for own work and work area.
Demonstrate safety skills.
Respond appropriately to people and situations.
Resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Understand systems.
Comply with and follow chain of command.
Identify and highlight problems.
Adapt competencies to new situations/systems.
Analyse information.
Utilize the Internet to locate and gather information.
Utilize word processor to process information.
Utilize Local Area Network (LAN)/Intranet to exchange information.
Prepare pictorial and graphic information.
Develop and maintain a cooperation within work group.
Organize own work activities.
Set and revise own objectives and goals.
Organize and maintain own workplace.
Apply problem solving strategies.
Demonstrate initiative and flexibility.
Analyse technical systems.
Monitor and correct performance of systems.

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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

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Communication skills
Conceptual skills
Interpersonal skills
Leadership skills
Learning skills
Multitasking and prioritizing
Self-discipline
Teamwork

Core Abilities
01.11
02.10
02.11
03.13
03.14
03.15
03.16
04.07
05.01

Social Skills

Apply thinking skills and creativity.


Prepare reports and instructions.
Convey information and ideas to people.
Develop and maintain team harmony and resolve conflicts.
Facilitate and coordinate teams and ideas.
Liaise to achieve identified outcomes.
Identify and assess client/customer needs.
Negotiate acceptance and support for objectives and strategies.
Implement project/work plans.

Tools, Equipment and Materials (TEM)


ITEMS

RATIO (TEM : Trainees)

1) LCD Projector
2) Laptop/PC
3) Cutter
4) Pliers
5) Crimping tools
6) Screw Drivers
7) Network cable
8) Test Gears
9) Earth Megger
10) Wire Continuity Tester
11) Spectrum analyser
12) Stability Tester
13) Volt meter
14) Ammeter
15) Cable tester
16) patch panel
17) patch cord

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18) face plate


19) router
20) network cable
21) modem
22) Switch
23) Sample SLA
24) Sample manufacturer instruction manual
25) Sample of network server setting record
26) Sample of network activity log
27) Sample of job checklist
28) Sample of network test checklist
29) Sample of network UAT report
30) Sample of job order/ change request sign off report

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REFERENCES
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Books, Hephaestus (2011) . Computer Peripherals, Including: Computer Monitor, Fax, Hard Disk Drive, Stored Energy Printer, Peripheral, Plug
and Play, Auto-Configuration, Game Port, Hot Swapping, Auto-detection, Surge Protector, Remote Terminal Unit,. Western Digital Media Center.
Hephaestus Books, Lightning Source Uk Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-242-97956-9

2.

Jyoti Snehi. (2006). Computer Peripherals and Interfacing. Firewall Media. ISBN-13: 978-81-7008-929-2

3.

R.A. Penfold. (2005). How to Set Up Your New Computer. Bernard Babani Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0-85934-559-0

4.

Robert B J Warnar (2012). Computer Peripheral Memory System Forecast (Volume 500-545). General Books. ISBN-13: 978-1-235-71266-1

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