# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Networking Hardware Operations III Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Designing a Local Area Network (LAN)

  1. Plan the network by design.
  2. Identify scalability terminology.
  3. Select switching hardware.
  4. Identify the router category.
  5. Configure basic router command line interface (CLI) and show commands.

Scaling Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)

  1. Identify VLAN trunking protocol (VTP) concepts and operations.
  2. Verify that VTP clients have received the new VLAN information.
  3. Create a VLAN.
  4. Assign ports to VLANs.
  5. Verify VLAN information.
  6. Configure extended VLANs.
  7. Negotiate interface modes.
  8. Predict dynamic trunking protocol (DTP) behavior.
  9. Configure VTP and DTP.
  10. Identify types of spanning tree protocols (STP).
  11. Identify the troubleshooting command for inter-VLAN troubleshooting issues.
  12. Troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing issues.
  13. Troubleshoot VTP and DTP issues.
  14. Configure Layer 3 switching and inter-VLAN routing.
  15. Troubleshoot Layer 3 switching issues.

Using Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  1. Describe Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
  2. Explain a redundant design.
  3. Identify 802.1D port roles.
  4. Build a switched network with redundant links.
  5. Identify types of STP.
  6. Identify Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+) operation.
  7. Compare PVST+ and Rapid PVST+ port roles in Rapid PVST+.
  8. Configure PVST+ and Rapid PVST+.
  9. Troubleshoot STP configuration issues.

Exploring EtherChannel and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)

  1. Explain link aggregation.
  2. Identify the Port Agregation Protocol (PAgP) and Link Agregation Control Protocol (LACP) modes.
  3. Configure EtherChannel.
  4. Troubleshoot EtherChannel.
  5. Identify FHRP terminology and type.
  6. Configure HSRP.
  7. Troubleshoot HSRP.

Understanding Dynamic Routing

  1. Explain the operation of dynamic routing protocols.
  2. Classify dynamic routing protocols.
  3. Compare routing protocols.
  4. Demonstrate network convergence.
  5. Identify distance-vector terminology.
  6. Compare Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) path selection.
  7. Build the link-state database and SPF tree.

Exploring EIGRP

  1. Explain classless EIGRP.
  2. Identify the EIGRP packet type.
  3. Configure basic EIGRP with IPv4.
  4. Identify the steps in establishing EIGRP neighbor adjacencies.
  5. Determine the feasible successor.
  6. Compare EIGRPv4 and EIGRPv6.
  7. Configure basic EIGRP with IPv6.

Tuning and Troubleshooting EIGRP

  1. Examine advanced features of EIGRP.
  2. Configure EIGRP automatic summarization.
  3. Propagate a default route in EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6.
  4. Configure EIGRP fine tuning commands.
  5. Configure advanced EIGRP for IPv4 features.
  6. Troubleshoot basic EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6.
  7. Tune EIGRP.

Using Single-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol

  1. Identfy OSPF features and terminology.
  2. Configure an OSPF router ID.
  3. Modify a router ID.
  4. Demonstrate the network command.
  5. Configure passive interfaces.
  6. Calculate the subnet and wildcard masks.
  7. Configure OSPFv2 in a single area.
  8. Adjust interface bandwidths.
  9. Verify OSPF neighbors.
  10. Verify OSPF protocol settings.
  11. Verify OSPF process information.
  12. Verify OSPF interface settings.
  13. Configure basic single-area OSPFv2.
  14. Compare OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  15. Configure OSPFv3.
  16. Verify OSPFv3.

Using Multi-Area OSPF Protocol

  1. Explain multi-area OSPF.
  2. Identify the OSPF link-state advertisement (LSA) type.
  3. Configure multi-area OSPF and OSPFv3.
  4. Verify general multi-area OSPF settings.
  5. Configure multiarea OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.

Tuning and Troubleshooting OSPF

  1. Change the OSPF priority.
  2. Identify network types.
  3. Select designated router.
  4. Determine designated router (DR) and backup designated router (BDR).
  5. Configure OSPFv2 on a multiaccess network.
  6. Verify the propogated IPv4 default route.
  7. Propagate a default route in OSPFv2.
  8. Configure OSPFv2 advanced features.
  9. Troubleshoot single-area OSPFv2.
  10. Troubleshoot basic single-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  11. Troubleshoot advanced single-area OSPFv2.
  12. Troubleshoot multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.