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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install a local area network 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14953  Install a local area network 
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  10 
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 provide proficient knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Data Communication & Networking
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Review the design and installation plan for a local area computer network
  • Install local area computer network devices
  • Install local area computer network system and application software
  • Test the installation of a local area computer network
  • Gain user acceptance for the installation of a local area computer network

    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 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 1).
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (All End-User Computing unit Standards.)
  • Demonstrate competence to resolve technical computer problems (DC301/ 302).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local and wide area networks, and their installation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Review the design and installation plan for a local area computer network. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to : Layout; Floor plans; Cabling & Trunking; Cabinet positions; Hubs; Power supply; Ventilation; Furniture requirements; Fire hydrants; Hardware & Software Specifications; Feasibility study; Installation procedures and schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The review identifies and explains the feasibility of the network design and installation plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to : Layout; Floor plans; Cabling & Trunking; Cabinet positions; Hubs; Power supply; Ventilation; Furniture requirements; Fire hydrants; Hardware & Software Specifications; Feasibility study; Installation procedures and schedule.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The review procedure ensures that the final outcome meets user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to : Layout; Floor plans; Cabling & Trunking; Cabinet positions; Hubs; Power supply; Ventilation; Furniture requirements; Fire hydrants; Hardware & Software Specifications; Feasibility study; Installation procedures and schedule.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install local area computer network devices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: File-Server; Terminals; Hubs; UPS; Cabling 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The installation ensures that the devices complete the manufacturer's diagnostic tests free of errors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: File-Server; Terminals; Hubs; UPS; Cabling
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The installation ensures that the devices are located and interconnected according to the manufacturer's specifications and the network design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: File-Server; Terminals; Hubs; UPS; Cabling
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The installation ensures that the devices are configured and customised according to the network design and the manufacturer's specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: File-Server; Terminals; Hubs; UPS; Cabling
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Install local area computer network system and application software. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Software version; License agreement; Serial number; Installation guide; Configuration and Testing; Backup copy 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Installation ensures that the manufacturer's guidelines are followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Software version; License agreement; Serial number; Installation guide; Configuration and Testing; Backup copy
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Installation ensures that the software operates according to manufacturer's specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Software version; License agreement; Serial number; Installation guide; Configuration and Testing; Backup copy
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Installation ensures that software is configured and customised according to network designs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Software version; License agreement; Serial number; Installation guide; Configuration and Testing; Backup copy
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Installation ensures that the software performs according to the network design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Software version; License agreement; Serial number; Installation guide; Configuration and Testing; Backup copy
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the installation of a local area computer network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Testing ensures that the network operates according to manufacturer's and installation specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Testing procedures meet the manufacturer's guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Testing records the results according to the installation specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Gain user acceptance for the installation of a local area computer network. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Training and Support;Operating instructions and manuals;Backup procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An explanation of the manufacturer supplied operating procedures allows the user to begin operating the network. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Training and Support;Operating instructions and manuals;Backup procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An explanation of training and support options allows the user to obtain training and support. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Training and Support;Operating instructions and manuals;Backup procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A review of the installation and installation specification allows the user to check that the installation has been completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Training and Support;Operating instructions and manuals;Backup procedures.
     


    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.

    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 (eg. In a commercial or government organisation). 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation . 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
    1. "LAN" refers to a single network of personal computers within the same area,such as an office or building.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain)
    : Data Communications and Networking 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  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 


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