# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Network Software Operations NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology Correlation by Task

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
39 Explain current desktop operating systems. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the functions, features, and limitations of different operating systems and utilities (e.g., open source, mobile, and proprietary operating systems). ♦ Describe emerging operating systems. ♦ Describe features of operating systems that can be personalized. ♦ Describe various types of operating systems and utilities.
40 Explain the hardware found in a computer. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Describe current and emerging hardware; configure, install, and upgrade hardware; diagnose problems; and repair hardware. ♦ Describe interrelationships between hardware components and supportive software. ♦ Remove, upgrade, store, and install computer hardware and supportive software. ♦ Repair computer hardware and solve supportive software problems. ♦ Select operating systems and utilities appropriate for specific hardware, software, and tasks. ♦ Troubleshoot advanced hardware and supportive software problems.
41 Navigate a desktop operating system environment. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the functions, features, and limitations of different operating systems and utilities (e.g., open source, mobile, and proprietary operating systems). ♦ Describe various types of operating systems and utilities. ♦ Identify, analyze, and evaluate emerging communications technologies for use in organizations. ♦ Navigate the basic operating system.
43 Demonstrate the procedures for installing, replacing, or repairing a desktop operating system. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify, evaluate, select, install, use, upgrade, customize, and diagnose and solve problems with various types of operating systems and utilities. ♦ Install and customize operating systems and utilities.
44 Demonstrate the procedures for installing and removing software in a desktop environment. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify, evaluate, select, install, use, upgrade, customize, and diagnose and solve problems with various types of operating systems and utilities. ♦ Remove, upgrade, store, and install computer hardware and supportive software. ♦ Repair computer hardware and solve supportive software problems.
45 Manage a file system structure. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Apply path determination, routing, and addressing schemes to administer networks. ♦ Manage files and folders.
46 Explain different file system formats. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Manage files and folders.
47 Explain current server operating systems. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the functions, features, and limitations of different operating systems and utilities (e.g., open source, mobile, and proprietary operating systems). ♦ Describe emerging operating systems. ♦ Describe features of operating systems that can be personalized. ♦ Describe various types of operating systems and utilities. ♦ Identify, evaluate, select, install, use, upgrade, customize, and diagnose and solve problems with various types of operating systems and utilities.
48 Explain the uses of current and emerging server and storage hardware. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Describe server functions, including specialized servers (e.g., Web, DHCP, DNS, mail, proxy servers), and identify hardware and software requirements, such as RAID. ♦ Explore industry standards for cross-platform interface development (e.g., XML, ASP, PHP). ♦ Install and configure network components to implement a functional network. ♦ Install specialized servers (e.g., Web, DHCP, DNS, mail, proxy servers). ♦ Select operating systems and utilities appropriate for specific hardware, software, and tasks.
49 Describe client-server architecture, including virtual server architecture. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Distinguish among network environments (e.g., peer-to-peer, client-server, thin client, n-tier, Internetworks, intranets, extranets). ♦ Implement server virtualization.
50 Identify the services commonly found on a network server. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Explore industry standards for cross-platform interface development (e.g., XML, ASP, PHP).
51 Explain the authentication of users in a network environment. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Distinguish among network environments (e.g., peer-to-peer, client-server, thin client, n-tier, Internetworks, intranets, extranets).
52 Define types of networks. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Distinguish among network environments (e.g., peer-to-peer, client-server, thin client, n-tier, Internetworks, intranets, extranets). ♦ Distinguish between local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) topologies and protocols. ♦ Identify components and characteristics of public networks (e.g., public telephone, cable, satellite, wireless) and their functions.
55 Identify services delivered by a server. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Describe server functions, including specialized servers (e.g., Web, DHCP, DNS, mail, proxy servers), and identify hardware and software requirements, such as RAID.
58 Describe the role of the Network Interface Card (NIC) network adapter. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify network devices, including network connectivity hardware, and describe their functions.
59 Describe various types of network adapters. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify network devices, including network connectivity hardware, and describe their functions.
60 Describe the functions of networking hardware (e.g., adapter, hub, router, switch, bridge, access point). NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify network devices, including network connectivity hardware, and describe their functions.
62 Define terms related to wired and wireless network media. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Apply basic networking terminology to a network environment.
63 Identify the types and uses of wired network media. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify, evaluate, and select communications media (guided and radiated) appropriate for a communications task (e.g., wireless, cat6, fiber).
64 Identify the types and uses of wireless network media. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify, evaluate, and select communications media (guided and radiated) appropriate for a communications task (e.g., wireless, cat6, fiber).
65 Describe the concept of broadband and its various incarnations (e.g., digital subscriber line [DSL], cable, fiber optics, high-speed wireless). NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify network devices, including network connectivity hardware, and describe their functions. ♦ Recognize the impact of the convergence of telephony, data, and video communications on networks.
66 Describe the types of modems. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify network devices, including network connectivity hardware, and describe their functions.
67 Describe each layer of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the OSI model with protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IPX/SPX).
68 Describe devices in a network environment and their place in the OSI model. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the OSI model with protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IPX/SPX).
70 Describe networking protocols. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the OSI model with protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IPX/SPX).
71 Map network processes that use protocols to the appropriate OSI layers. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Compare and contrast the OSI model with protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IPX/SPX).
72 Identify components and features of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802 networking specifications. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify standards-making bodies and describe relevant standards.
73 Compare essential network operating system components. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Install and configure network operating systems.
74 Determine whether to use peer-to-peer or directory services. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Evaluate, select, and deploy a variety of network architectures and protocols.
75 Identify major decisions associated with the installation of a network operating system. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Evaluate and select network circuits and transmission schemes appropriate for a task.
76 Select server services. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Describe server functions, including specialized servers (e.g., Web, DHCP, DNS, mail, proxy servers), and identify hardware and software requirements, such as RAID.
77 Install a server operating system. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Install specialized servers (e.g., Web, DHCP, DNS, mail, proxy servers).
86 Document a network security plan. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Design and implement a security plan for an information system, including communications systems. ♦ Design and implement security, privacy, and risk management policies and procedures for information technology. ♦ Design hardware and software network security solutions (e.g., VPN, SSL, firewall). ♦ Develop and implement disaster prevention and recovery policies and procedures.
87 Implement a network security plan. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Design and implement a security plan for an information system, including communications systems. ♦ Design and implement security, privacy, and risk management policies and procedures for information technology. ♦ Design hardware and software network security solutions (e.g., VPN, SSL, firewall). ♦ Develop and implement data retention and destruction schedules. ♦ Develop and implement disaster prevention and recovery policies and procedures. ♦ Implement hardware and software network security solutions (e.g., VPN, SSL, firewall). ♦ Implement procedures used to recover information from failures and security breaches (e.g., malware, viral infection).
88 Explain the characteristics, functions, and benefits of software and hardware firewalls. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Design hardware and software network security solutions (e.g., VPN, SSL, firewall). ♦ Implement hardware and software network security solutions (e.g., VPN, SSL, firewall).
89 Develop a plan to avoid data loss. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Develop and implement data retention and destruction schedules. ♦ Develop and implement disaster prevention and recovery policies and procedures. ♦ Discuss distributed storage technologies (e.g., SAN, NAS).
90 Back up files and directories. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Implement configuration management routines (e.g., service releases, back ups, system imaging).
91 Restore files and directories. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Implement controls to prevent loss of integrity of data and other information resources. ♦ Implement organizational policies and procedures for security, privacy, and risk management. ♦ Implement procedures used to recover information from failures and security breaches (e.g., malware, viral infection).
92 Develop a network performance monitoring plan. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Use appropriate tools to monitor network performance.
93 Monitor server resources to track usage and disk space. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Use appropriate tools to monitor network performance.
94 Troubleshoot user access problems. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Use appropriate tools to monitor network performance.
99 Identify training needs. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Explain the need for lifelong learning and professional growth. ♦ Identify, evaluate, and select training resources to meet user needs. ♦ Identify, evaluate, and use resources (e.g., hardware, software, and online) for problem identification and resolution. ♦ Select training venues appropriate to learners (e.g., online, over-the-shoulder, distance learning, text based, and multimedia).
100 Provide an orientation to a network system. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Create learning objects to facilitate user training. ♦ Develop help-desk procedures. ♦ Identify, evaluate, and use resources (e.g., hardware, software, and online) for problem identification and resolution.
101 Develop a training plan. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Develop help-desk procedures. ♦ Plan, design, deliver, and evaluate user training.
102 Provide training to users. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Plan, design, deliver, and evaluate user training. ♦ Select training venues appropriate to learners (e.g., online, over-the-shoulder, distance learning, text based, and multimedia). ♦ Tutor others in information technology skills. ♦ Work in a team to solve problems and share knowledge.
103 Create a user manual. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Develop training materials for users. ♦ Write organization policy for the legal and ethical use of information (e.g., code of ethics).
104 Provide ongoing basic user support. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Identify and use help-desk software. ♦ Identify, evaluate, and select training resources to meet user needs. ♦ Plan, design, deliver, and evaluate user training. ♦ Work in a team to solve problems and share knowledge.
105 Identify copyright and licensing laws that apply to computer use and network administration. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Analyze legal and ethical dilemmas within the framework of current laws and legislation (e.g., virus development, hacking, threats, phishing). ♦ Compare and contrast various types of license agreements (e.g., open source, multiple license agreements, single-user installation, site license). ♦ Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors when using information technologies. ♦ Discuss copyright rules and regulations (e.g., images, music, video, software). ♦ Explain the consequences of illegal and unethical use of information technologies (e.g., piracy; illegal downloading; licensing infringement; inappropriate use of software, hardware, and mobile devices). ♦ Read, interpret, and adhere to software license agreements and legal mandates (e.g., ADA, Sarbanne-Oxly). ♦ Write organization policy for the legal and ethical use of information (e.g., code of ethics).
106 Describe procedures to ensure the proper licensing of a client-server operating system and applications. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Analyze legal and ethical dilemmas within the framework of current laws and legislation (e.g., virus development, hacking, threats, phishing). ♦ Compare and contrast various types of license agreements (e.g., open source, multiple license agreements, single-user installation, site license). ♦ Read, interpret, and adhere to software license agreements and legal mandates (e.g., ADA, Sarbanne-Oxly). ♦ Write organization policy for the legal and ethical use of information (e.g., code of ethics).
107 Identify ethical behavior that is expected of users and administrators. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Analyze legal and ethical dilemmas within the framework of current laws and legislation (e.g., virus development, hacking, threats, phishing). ♦ Analyze various codes of ethics for computer usage. ♦ Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors when using information technologies. ♦ Explain the consequences of illegal and unethical use of information technologies (e.g., piracy; illegal downloading; licensing infringement; inappropriate use of software, hardware, and mobile devices). ♦ Write organization policy for the legal and ethical use of information (e.g., code of ethics).
108 Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the Computer Network Software Operations course. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Obtain industry certification in one or more information technology areas.
109 Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination. NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Obtain industry certification in one or more information technology areas.
110 Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification exams). NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology: Obtain industry certification in one or more information technology areas.