Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology
NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology
NBEA (National Business Education Association) standards have been correlated to ensure that students and adults are afforded equal access to fundamental business knowledge and skills and, therefore, an equal opportunity for success in life" (National Standards for Business Education, NBEA, 2007).
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.
Apply basic networking terminology to a network environment.
Apply path determination, routing, and addressing schemes to administer networks.
Compare and contrast the OSI model with protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IPX/SPX).
Compare and contrast the functions, features, and limitations of different operating systems and utilities (e.g., open source, mobile, and proprietary operating systems).
Compare and contrast various types of license agreements (e.g., open source, multiple license agreements, single-user installation, site license).
Create learning objects to facilitate user training.
Demonstrate legal and ethical behaviors when using information technologies.
Describe current and emerging hardware; configure, install, and upgrade hardware; diagnose problems; and repair hardware.
Describe emerging operating systems.
Describe features of operating systems that can be personalized.
Describe interrelationships between hardware components and supportive software.
Describe server functions, including specialized servers (e.g., Web, DHCP, DNS, mail, proxy servers), and identify hardware and software requirements, such as RAID.
Describe various types of operating systems and utilities.
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.
Distinguish between local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) topologies and protocols.
Evaluate and select network circuits and transmission schemes appropriate for a task.
Evaluate, select, and deploy a variety of network architectures and protocols.
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).
Explain the need for lifelong learning and professional growth.
Explore industry standards for cross-platform interface development (e.g., XML, ASP, PHP).
Identify and use help-desk software.
Identify components and characteristics of public networks (e.g., public telephone, cable, satellite, wireless) and their functions.
Identify network devices, including network connectivity hardware, and describe their functions.
Identify standards-making bodies and describe relevant standards.
Identify, analyze, and evaluate emerging communications technologies for use in organizations.
Identify, evaluate, and select communications media (guided and radiated) appropriate for a communications task (e.g., wireless, cat6, fiber).
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.
Identify, evaluate, select, install, use, upgrade, customize, and diagnose and solve problems with various types of operating systems and utilities.
Implement configuration management routines (e.g., service releases, back ups, system imaging).
Implement controls to prevent loss of integrity of data and other information resources.