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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 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 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 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.