course Code ICT80415Course Name Graduate Diploma of Telecommunication and network engineeringUnit Code   ICTPMG804

course Code ICT80415Course Name Graduate Diploma of Telecommunication and network engineeringUnit Code   ICTPMG804.

course Code: ICT80415

Course Name: Graduate Diploma of Telecommunication and network engineering

Unit Code:   ICTPMG804

Section 1: Assessment Plan

To demonstrate competence in this unit, the student must be assessed as satisfactory in each of the following assessment tasks.

Unit Assessment Task 1 (UAT1)  Unit Knowledge Test (UKT) – Written Questions

Unit Assessment Task 2 (UAT2)  Unit Skills Test (UST) – Unit Project (UP)

Unit Assessment Task 3 (UAT3)  Unit Skills Test (UST) – Unit Project (UP)

Instructions to complete the “Assessment Plan” Outcome Records

You are required to fill out this “assessment plan” outcome records in the assessment pack, when:

  • The student has completed and submitted all requirements for the assessment tasks for this cluster or unit of competency.
  • The student’s work has been reviewed and assessed by you.
  • You have recorded a satisfactory/unsatisfactory result for each assessment task within each unit of competency.
  • Relevant and detailed feedback has been provided to Student.

Every assessment has a “Feedback to Candidate” section to record the following information. You must also ensure that all sections are filled appropriately, such as:

  • Result of Assessment (satisfactory or unsatisfactory)
  • Student name, signature and date
  • Assessor name, signature and date
  • Relevant and detailed feedback

Section 2: Unit Pre-Assessment Checklist (UPAC)

Purpose of the Checklist

The pre-assessment checklist helps students determine if they are ready for assessment. The trainer/assessor must review the checklist with the student before the student attempts the assessment task. If any items of the checklist are incomplete or not clear to the student, the trainer/assessor must provide relevant information to the student to ensure they understand the requirements of the assessment task. The student must ensure they are ready for the assessment task before undertaking it.

Information for Trainers/Assessors:

  • Please make sure the student has completed the necessary prior learning before attempting this assessment.
  • Please make sure you as a trainer/assessor have clearly explained the assessment process and tasks to be completed.
  • Please make sure the student understands what evidence is required to be collected and how.
  • Please make sure the student knows their rights and the Complaints and Appeal process.
  • Please make sure the student has discussed any special needs or reasonable adjustments to be considered during the assessment (refer to the Reasonable Adjustments Strategy Matrix).
  • Please make sure the student has access to a computer and the internet (if they prefer to type the answers).
  • Please ensure that your student must have all the required resources needed to complete this Unit Assessment Task (UAT). (Refer to Training and assessment resources for more information).
  • Due date of this assessment task is according to the timetable.
  • In exceptional (compelling and compassionate) circumstances, an extension to submit an assessment can be granted by the trainer/assessor.
  • Evidence of the compelling and compassionate circumstances must be provided together with the request for extension to submit the assessment work.
  • Request for an extension to submit assessment work must be made before the due date of this assessment task.

Reasonable Adjustments

  • Students with carer responsibilities, cultural or religious obligations, English as an additional language, disability etc. can request for reasonable adjustments.
  • Please note, academic integrity of the unit/course will not be lowered to accommodate the needs of any student, but there is a requirement to be flexible about the way in which it is delivered or assessed.
  • The Disability Standards for Education requires institutions to take reasonable steps to enable the student with a disability to participate in education on the same basis as a student without a disability.
  • Trainer/Assessor must complete the section “Reasonable Adjustment Strategies Matrix” to ensure the explanation and correct strategy have been recorded and implemented. This Matrix can be found at the beginning of each Assessment Task.
  • Trainer/Assessor must notify the Academic Manager, EGI for any reasonable adjustments made.
  • All evidence and supplementary documentation must be submitted with the assessment pack to the Academic Manager, EGI.

 

Section 3: UAT1 – Unit Knowledge Test (UKT) – Written Questions

Assessment type:

  • Written Questions

Assessment Instructions:

  • This is an individual assessment.
  • To make full and satisfactory responses you should consult a range of learning resources, other information such as handouts and textbooks, learners’ resources and slides.
  •   All questions must be answered in order to gain competency for this assessment.
  • You may attach a separate sheet if required.
  • You must staple the loose sheets together along with the cover page.
  • You must attach the loose sheets chronologically as per the page numbers.
  • Correction fluid and tape are not permitted. Please do any corrections by striking through the incorrect words with one or two lines and rewriting the correct words.

Resources required to complete the assessment task:

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Word/MS Excel
  • Printer or e-printer
  • Adobe acrobat/reader
  • Learning management system

Question 1: What operations need to be evaluated to ensure that the administrative network management systems are working effectively and efficiently. Answer in 100-150 words.

Question 2: Answer the following questions regarding “business models and business processes used in telecommunications management networks”.

2.1 Explain three (3) “business models” used in telecommunications management networks in your own 50-100 words each.

2.2 Explain three (3) “business processes” used in telecommunications management networks in your own 25-50 words each.

Question 3: Read the case study situation and answer the following questions:

Case study

Vodafone Australia strategic initiative to provide next-generation service assurance and future transition programs. The vast amount of technology-oriented tools are used, which are causing high maintenance and high integration cost with increasing complexity. Furthermore, this also causes pressure on time to market agility. Limited capabilities of further automation is another problem identified within the system.

Question:

3.1 What are the modifications in the enterprise management system? Mention three (3)modifications.

 

Question 4: Answer the following questions regarding evaluating the operations network management systems.

4.1  What are the various aspects of operations network management systems? List four (4) aspects.

4.2 What are the key performance indicators (KPI’s) for ensuring successful operations network management systems? List four (4) criteria

Question 5: Explain two (2) organizational policies and procedures that affect the management systems. Answer each in 30-60 words.

Question 6: Explain two (2) organizational policies and procedures that affect the management systems. Answer each in 30-60 words.

6.1: How would you evaluate the impact of telecommunications management system in theworkplace and the wider industry? Answer in 50-100 words.

6.2: How telecommunications management has changed the industrial landscape in thetelecommunications industry. Answer in 50-100 words.

Section 4: UAT2 – Unit Skills Test (UST) – Unit Project (UP)

Assessment type:

  • Unit Skills Test (UST) – Unit Project (UP)

Assessment Instructions:

  • This is an individual assessment.
  • To make full and satisfactory responses you should consult a range of learning resources, other information such as handouts and textbooks, learners’ resources and slides.
  •  All questions must be answered in order to gain competency for this assessment.
  • You may attach a separate sheet if required.
  • You must staple the loose sheets together along with the cover page.
  • You must attach the loose sheets chronologically as per the page numbers.
  •   Correction fluid and tape are not permitted. Please do any corrections by striking through the incorrect words with one or two lines and rewriting the correct words.

Resources required to complete the assessment task:

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Word / MS Excel
  • Printer or e-printer
  • Adobe acrobat/reader
  • Learning management system
  • Access to office equipment and resources, such as: Calculator, computer equipment and relevant software
  • Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • Access to samples of financial data

Project 1:

Startel is a vertically integrated telecom company having stakes in all parts of telecom value chain. They are market leaders in mobile communication & are monopoly in broadband infrastructure, however they are not leaders in broadband services & content services sector, following figure showing similar companies in Star Tel Business shall help you understand Startel business model

Task

After analyzing information given in the case study, you need to perform following activities:

  • Evaluation of telecommunications management network for a vertically integrated company based on below criteria
  • Analyze fault management and accountability measures
  • Reliability and long-term survivability plan
  • Report on network management techniques

Activity 1:

Evaluation of telecommunications management network for a vertically integrated company based on below criteria

  1. Research and evaluate the architectural features and functions of network management systems
  1. Evaluate features and functionality of TMN architecture & network models as per the Standards Committee International telecommunication union
  1. Research & Evaluate techniques management data collection from network nodes by usage of interrupts & poling.
  1. Analyze Configuration Management problems & produce assessment report on solutions by integrated network management systems.

Activity 2:

Analyse fault management and accountability measures

The student must complete the activity using the attached below template (Student can use Case study Scenario as a reference for completing the activity)

Evaluate effectiveness of fault management processes (Explain with 100-200 words)

Evaluate automation of fault management processes can help improve effectiveness (Explain with 100-200 words)

Analyze How alarm is correlated to process analysis (Explain with 100-200 words)

How alarm system is applicable in fault identification (Explain with 50-100 words)

Activity 3

Reliability and long-term survivability plan

Analyze the major features of planning for reliability and survivability for the following

  1. Quality of Service in terms of telecom industry.
  1. Analyze the service level expectations in telecommunication context.
  1. Research & assess disaster & security management policy & procedures in the context of reliability & survivability
  1. Identify key elements of disaster recovery for telecom industry & develop a plan for the same.

The student must complete the activity using the attached below template (Student can use Case study Scenario as a reference for completing the activity)

Section 5: UAT3 – Unit Skills Test (UST) – Unit Project

Assessment type:

  • Unit Skills Test – Unit Project

Assessment Instructions:

  • This is an individual assessment.
  • To make full and satisfactory responses you should consult a range of learning resources, other information such as handouts and textbooks, learners’ resources and slides.
  •    All questions must be answered in order to gain competency for this assessment.
  • You may attach a separate sheet if required.
  • You must staple the loose sheets together along with the cover page.
  • You must attach the loose sheets chronologically as per the page numbers.
  • Correction fluid and tape are not permitted. Please do any corrections by striking through the incorrect words with one or two lines and rewriting the correct words.

Resources required to complete the assessment task:

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Word / Excel
  • Printer or e-printer
  • Adobe acrobat/reader
  • Learning management system

Project 1:

In this assessment task, you are required to analyse, evaluate and monitor business performance using telecommunications management network (TMN) systems in the management of open systems in communications networks.

This assessment activity must take place at a telecommunications worksite or a closely simulated workplace environment where the student will have access to:

▪          a telecommunications operations site with a network management system

▪          networked computers with relevant software.

Workplace simulation environment

The trainer/assessor will ensure that the simulated environment conditions are safe and replicate the workplace.

The simulated workplace environment consists of:

  • The standard operating/workplace procedures
  • Network management architectures in common carrier and extended models
  • Disaster and security management policies and procedures
  • Your trainer/assessor to provide your assistance throughout the assessment activity.
  • Students or other staff members can play the above roles.
  • Computers and internet for all participants and students.
  • Up-to-date software and equipment such as MS Office, browser applications, and operating systems
  •  Timeclocks or another form of formal attendance recordkeeping to work within stated timelines to meet deadlines.

Task:

You will take on the role of “Technical Business Analyst”.

In the simulated environment, you are required to evaluate the network management system. To do so, you are required to complete the following activities:

  • Evaluate the telecommunications management network
  • Analyse fault management and accountability measures
  • Prepare a Reliability and long-term survivability plan
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis of the telecommunications management network.
  • Report on network management techniques

Activity 1:

In this activity, you are required to evaluate the telecommunications management network. To do so, you need to:

PR 1.1 Conduct a research and evaluate:

  • The architectural features of network management systems
  • The architectural functions of network management systems

The evaluation must be conducted for architecture in common carrier and extended models.

PR 1.2 Check if the features and functionalities of the Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) architecture

are in accordance with the Standards Committee International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) TMN architecture

and network models

PR 1.3 Use interrupts and poling to evaluate techniques for collecting management information from network nodes.

PR 1.4 Analyse Configuration Management problems considering the outcomes of SWOT analysis conducted in the

case study & produce assessment report on solutions by integrated network management systems.

The student must complete the activity using the attached below template (Student can use Case study Scenario as a reference for completing the activity)

Introduction (40-80 Words)

Body (600-800 words)

Body paragraph must include the following:

  •  Outcomes of your research and evaluation of the architectural features and functions of network management systems.
  • Evaluation of the architectural features and functions of network management systems.

o  The evaluation must be based on the Standards Committee International telecommunication union.

  • Evaluation of the techniques Evaluate techniques management data collection from network nodes by usage of interrupts & poling.
  • Assessment report on solutions by integrated network management systems based on Configuration Management problems.

Activity 2:

In this activity, you are required to analyse fault management and accountability measures/procedures:

You must:

  • Evaluate effectiveness of fault management processes from beginning to resolution.
  • Evaluation must be done on automation of fault management.
  • Analyse reasons for alarm correlation with process analysis.
  • Apply fault identification to network problems

The student must complete the activity using the attached below template (Student can must Case study Scenario as a reference for completing the activity)

PR 5.1 Accounting methodologies to generate records and for both voice and data networks (100-200 words)

PR 5.2 Process of generating bills from accounting records, configuration and client information (100-200 words)

PR 5.3 Network management techniques and standards used for internet. (100-200 words)

PR 5.4 Standards used in simple network management protocol (SNMP) network management model and global system for mobiles (GSM) network. (100-200 words)

PR 5.5 Network management functions over CNET network simulation or similar data network and outcomes of the analysis (100-200 words)

Activity 3:

In this activity, student is required to prepare a “Reliability and long-term survivability plan”. This activity is divided into two parts.

Part A:

Part A requires to:

PR 3.1: Research on quality of service (QoS), including:

  • Relevant international standards
  • Range and type of possible monitoring parameters for QoS

PR 3.2: Perform linear and exponential trend analysis on real or simulated data for single monitoring parameter.

PR 3.3: Discuss the outcomes of research and trend analysis with the IT Manager (Trainer/assessor).

Part B:

 

Part B requires students to prepare a “Reliability and long-term survivability plan” considering the outcomes of part A after completing the following:

PR 3.4 Analyse the service level expectations in telecommunication context.

PR 3.5 Assess reliability and survivability in telecommunications context with reference to disaster and security management policies and procedures.

PR 3.6 Identify key elements of disaster recovery for telecom industry & develop a plan for the same.

The student must complete the activity using the attached below template (Student can must Case study Scenario as a reference for completing the activity)

Introduction (40-80 Words)

Body (600-800 words)

PR 3.1 Report on quality of service (QoS) based on the case study scenario. The report must include:

  • Relevant international standards
  • Range and type of possible monitoring parameters for QoS

PR 3.2 Outcomes of the performance of the linear and exponential trend analysis on real or simulated data for single monitoring parameter.

PR 3.4 Outcomes of analysis of the service level expectations in telecommunication context. PR 3.5 Outcomes of the assessment of reliability and survivability in telecommunications context with reference to disaster and security management policies and procedures. PR 3.6 Key elements of disaster recovery for telecom industry.

course Code ICT80415Course Name Graduate Diploma of Telecommunication and network engineeringUnit Code   ICTPMG804

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