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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14908  Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended:
  • To demonstrate fundamental of knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Select an appropriate test procedure for the hardware and software
  • Apply the test procedure to hardware and software
  • Collect and record data from tests
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open.
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of fundamental English (at least NQF level 3)
  • demonstrate PC competency skills (End User Computing unit standards up to level 3) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select an appropriate test procedure for the IT Systems to be tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The selection clarifies the purpose of the test and the data required from it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The selection identifies any factors that may affect the choice of the test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The selection identifies the resources available for the test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The selection complies with all relevant regulatory, licensing, contractual and health and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the test procedure to the IT Systems to be tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The application ensures correct preparation of the test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The application tests the hardware using the selected test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The application tests the software using the selected test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The application ensures that all performance parameters and operational requirements are tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The application identifies any problems with the test procedure and takes appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The application complies with all relevant regulatory, licensing, contractual and health and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collect and record data from tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The recording ensures that the required data was produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The recording ensures that the data was correctly collected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The recording ensures that the data are sufficient to meet the purpose of the test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The recording identifies any problems with the collection of data and takes appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The results are recorded by using an appropriate information system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare the testing to ensure the given specifications will be addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The preparation ensures a plan is prepared for the testing in line with the given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The preparation ensures the plan specifies what needs to be testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The preparation documents the test scenarios and test data to be used for the test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The preparation documents the outcomes expected for each of the scenarios prepared. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (e.g. In a commercial or government organisation). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when engaging with systems development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Amitek Business College 
    5. Angie Technologies 
    6. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    7. Arise Business Centre 
    8. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    9. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    10. AUM IT Solutions 
    11. Believers Care Society 
    12. Bidvest Bank 
    13. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Broadband College of Technology 
    15. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    17. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Chartall Business College 
    19. Clean Heat Academy 
    20. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    21. Competence computer and business management 
    22. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    24. CTU Training Solutions 
    25. Cyber College of Business and Technology 
    26. Daily Training Cc 
    27. Damelin 
    28. Damelin - Randburg 
    29. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Delcom Training Institute 
    31. Delight Computer Training 
    32. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    33. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    34. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    35. EOH Abantu (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    37. False Bay College 
    38. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    39. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Foster-Melliar 
    41. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    42. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    43. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    44. Gauteng College of Engineering and Technology (PTY) LTD 
    45. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    46. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    48. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    49. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    50. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    51. Imvana Training College 
    52. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    53. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    54. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    55. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    56. IT SA Computer Services Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    58. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    59. Jonda Learning Academy 
    60. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    61. Kezla Investments 
    62. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    63. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    64. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    65. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    67. M-cot Corporate Training 
    68. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    69. Modise Computer College 
    70. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    71. Mpande Technologies cc 
    72. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    73. National Computer College Carletonville 
    74. National Computer College Cc 
    75. Nedbank Ltd 
    76. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    77. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Ngubeni Corporation 
    79. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    80. Ocule IT cc 
    81. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    82. OnTrack Learning Solutions CC 
    83. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Qhakaza Management Services 
    86. Rand Training College 
    87. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    88. SEDIBENG 
    89. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    90. Smart Byte Training Cc 
    91. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking 
    93. Star Light Consulting 
    94. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    95. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    96. The Facilitation Workshop 
    97. Time Quantum (Pty) Ltd 
    98. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Whitestone College 
    102. Work Skills Resources 
    103. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    105. ZJ Africa Learn (Pty) Ltd 



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