CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 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 Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

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.

Designing a Hierarchical Network

  1. Identify design hierarchy.
  2. Identify hierarchical network characteristics.
  3. Describe modules in a network design.
  4. Explain modules of the Cisco enterprise architecture.

Connecting to the Wide Area Network (WAN)

  1. Identify WAN topologies.
  2. Define WAN terms.
  3. Classify WAN access options.
  4. Identify private WAN infrastructure technology.
  5. Identify public WAN infrastructure terminology.
  6. Select appropriate WAN device modules.

Making Point-to-Point Connections

  1. Describe the benefits of Point to Point Protocol (PPP) over High-level Data Link Control (HDLC) in a WAN.
  2. Identify serial communication terminology.
  3. Configure HDLC on a router serial interface.
  4. Troubleshoot serial interfaces.
  5. Identify PPP features and operations.
  6. Identify the steps in the LCP link negotiation process.
  7. Configure PPP link quality.
  8. Configure password authentication protocol (PAP) and challenge handshake authentication protocol (CHAP) authentication.
  9. Troubleshoot PPP with authentication.
  10. Troubleshoot basic PPP with authentication.
  11. Verify PPP operation using show and debug commands.

Making Branch Connections

  1. Identify different broadband technologies.
  2. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of teleworking.
  3. Describe the requirements for teleworker connectivity.
  4. Identify cable Internet access terminology.
  5. Identify digital subscriber line (DSL) terminology.
  6. Identify broadband wireless terminology.
  7. Configure Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE).
  8. Configure a router as a PPPoE client for DSL connectivity.

Creating Access Control Lists (ACLs)

  1. Determine correct wildcard mask.
  2. Complete an access control list operation statement.
  3. Place standard and extended ACLs.
  4. Configure standard IPv4 access control list.
  5. Create an extended ACL statement.
  6. Configure extended ACLs.
  7. Configure IPv6 ACLs.
  8. Troubleshoot ACL configuration and placement.

Securing Site-to-Site Connectivity

  1. Identify the benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs).
  2. Compare types of VPNs.
  3. Configure VPNs.
  4. Identify Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) characteristics.
  5. Configure and verify GRE.
  6. Configure a point-to-point GRE VPN tunnel.
  7. Identify IPsec terminology and concepts.
  8. Configure GRE over IPsec.
  9. Identify IPsec and SSL remote access characteristics.
  10. Explain VPN planning design.

Monitoring the Network

  1. Interpret router log messages.
  2. Interpret syslog output.
  3. Verify syslog.
  4. Configure syslog and Network Time Protocol (NTP).
  5. Identify characteristics of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) versions.
  6. Verify SNMP configuration.
  7. Configure SNMP.
  8. Compare SNMP and NetFlow.
  9. Verify NetFlow.
  10. Analyze NetFlow data.

Ensuring Quality of Service (QoS)

  1. Explain the term quality of service.
  2. Describe network traffic characteristics.
  3. Compare queuing algorithms.
  4. Compare QoS models.

Exploring Network Evolution

  1. Identify pillars of the Internet of Things (IoT).
  2. Define network terms.
  3. Identify control plane and data plane characteristics.

Troubleshooting the Network

  1. Troubleshoot a network.
  2. Identify benefits of establishing a network baseline.
  3. Identify commands used for measuring data.
  4. Identify commands used for gathering symptoms.
  5. Identify troubleshooting methods.
  6. Identify common troubleshooting tools.
  7. Identify the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layer associated with a network issue.
  8. Identify commands used for troubleshooting a network issue.
  9. Troubleshoot enterprise networks.
  10. Document the discovery, remediation, and resolution of a problem.