1.1 Analyse the nature and requirements of a physical network

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Unit 4IT06: Physical IT Networking 

Unit code: K/617/6697 RQF
Level: 4

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Unit Aims
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of physical networking and basic network administration skills. It covers knowledge of computer networks.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes: To achieve this unit, the learner must be able to:

Assessment Criteria: Assessment of these outcomes demonstrates the learner can:

1. Apply the components of physical networking

1.1 Analyse the nature and requirements of a physical network
1.2 Analyse the requirements of different networking standards
1.3 Set up and configure LAN network devices to the required configuration

2. Understand the components and interfaces between different physical networking attributes

2.1 Analyse the requirements for the on- going maintenance of a physical network operating system
2.2 Assess the implications of different connectivity considerations
2.3 Analyse the purpose and implications of different protocols of the application layer

3. Install security protocols in a physical network

3.1 Install and configure a firewall to the required standard
3.2 Document actions taken in response to threats to security to the required standard
3.3 Determine the source and nature of threats to a network
3.4 Take action to mitigate identified risks that is appropriate to the nature and scale of the risk

Indicative Content

  • Cabling and hardware standards
  • Configuring a network operating system
  • Ethernet
  • Application layer

Recommended Text
Lowe D (2018), Networking All-in-One for Dummies 7th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey Cisco e-Learning portal
McNab C (2016) Network Security Assessment: Know Your Network, 3rd Edition, O’REilly

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