July 2007 Florida Department of Education CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK Program Title: Network Systems Developer Occupational Area: Industrial Education PSVC CIP Number 0615040204 Grade Level College Credit Length College Credit Certificate - 41 Credits Certification I. MAJOR CONCEPTS/CONTENT: This college credit certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as computer engineering technicians and in related occupations in electronics/information technology or to provide supplemental training for persons currently or previously employed in these occupations. This specialization content includes, but is not limited to computer systems architecture, software, communications, programming, and analysis and design of computer systems. This college credit certificate focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the computer engineering industry; technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, safety, and environmental issues. II. LABORATORY ACTIVITIES: Laboratory activities are an integral part of this college credit certificate. The tools, test equipment, materials and processes used in this laboratory are similar to those used in industry. Students should be able to use the various types of precision test equipment found in general use throughout the IT and electronics industries for the purpose of analyzing, troubleshooting and repairing computer circuitry. III. INTENDED OUTCOMES: After successfully completing the program, the student will be able to: 01.0 Demonstrate proficiency in computer systems architecture. 02.0 Demonstrate proficiency in the use of microcomputer disk operating system services and functions. 03.0 Demonstrate proficiency in structured cabling. 04.0 Demonstrate proficiency in peripheral equipment. 05.0 Demonstrate proficiency in customer site requirements and considerations. 06.0 Demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and design of peripheral equipment used in computer systems. 07.0 Demonstrate proficiency in computer and network security. 08.0 Demonstrate proficiency in hubs, bridges, routers, and switches. 09.0 Demonstrate proficiency in communication interfacing. 10.0 Demonstrate proficiency in customer relations. 11.0 Demonstrate proficiency in computer networking techniques. 12.0 Demonstrate proficiency in analysis and design of data communications system. 13.0 Demonstrate appropriate math skills. 14.0 Demonstrate proficiency in structured cabling. 15.0 Demonstrate proficiency in network troubleshooting. 16.0 Demonstrate proficiency in network design. 17.0 Demonstrate proficiency in wireless devices. July 2007 Florida Department of Education STUDENT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Program Title: Network Systems Developer 01.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE--The student will be able to: 01.01 Draw and explain systems configurations in block detail. 01.02 Interpret computer acronyms. 01.03 Identify and define priorities and interrupts at system level. 01.04 Define and list direct memory access handling systems. 01.05 Define functions of advanced memory techniques (e.g. virtual, pipeline, cache). 01.06 Troubleshoot a microcomputer system. 02.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN THE USE OF MICROCOMPUTER DISK OPERATING SYSTEM SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS--The student will be able to: 02.01 Describe the historical development of computer operating systems. 02.02 Describe the major hardware and related software subsystem of microcomputer DOS (Disk Operating System). 02.03 Describe various disk formats. 02.04 Describe the extended services of enhanced systems. 02.05 Describe design decisions involved in implementing Input/Output (I/O) interfacing using interrupts. 02.06 Program using the extended DOS functions. 02.07 Describe the various operating systems, including; Windows 95 and 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Linux, Unix, Novell, etc. 03.3 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS—-The student will be able to: 03.01 Describe types of operating systems. 03.02 Understand the history of operating systems. 03.03 Explain single-tasking versus multitasking. 03.04 Explain single-user versus multi-user operating systems. 03.05 Identify current operating systems. 03.06 Identify computer hardware. 03.07 Identify popular PC processors. 03.08 Explain system architectures. 03.09 Describe various PC operating systems. 03.10 Describe the file system functions. 03.11 Explain the DOS/Windows 3.1 file system. 03.12 Explain Windows 95/98, NT, and 2000 file systems. 03.13 Describe the UNIX file system. 03.14 Discuss the Macintosh file system. 03.15 Discuss the installation of an operating system. 03.16 Identify the preparation for installing an operating system. 03.17 Explain how to install MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. 03.18 Explain how to install UNIX: Linux. 03.19 Explain how to install Mac OS. 03.20 Identify the steps to upgrade an operating system to a newer version. 03.21 Describe the various output, input, and storage devices. 03.22 Explain the various modems and other devices associated with operating systems. 03.23 Describe the network connectivity associated with various operating systems. 03.24 Explain sharing disks and files through server network operating systems. 03.25 Describe accessing and sharing disks and files through client (workstations) network operating systems. 03.26 Identify how to share printing devices through various operating systems. 03.27 Explain network and internet resource servers. 03.28 Describe file system maintenance. 03.29 Explain finding and deleting files on various operating systems. 03.30 Describe how to maintain large and small system disks. 03.31 Identify the process for making backups. 03.32 Explain how to optimize software installations. 03.33 Identify how to tune an operating system. 04.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT-–The student will be able to: 04.01 Install, analyze and troubleshoot interface controllers. 04.02 Install, analyze and troubleshoot display terminals. 04.03 Install, analyze and troubleshoot printer. 04.04 Install, analyze and troubleshoot magnetic tape equipment. 04.05 Install, analyze and troubleshoot disk drive equipment. 04.06 Define, environmental requirements for peripherals and media. 05.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN CUSTOMER SITE REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS--The student will be able to: 05.01 Apply effective customer relations. 05.02 Follow installation procedures. 05.03 Calculate and determine power requirements. 05.04 Calculate and determine environmental requirements. 05.05 List and perform preventative maintenance techniques and requirements. 06.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN THE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT USED IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS--The student will be able to: 06.01 Describe and analyze circuits used in various functions of video display systems. 06.02 Analyze various types of disk drives and disk drive controllers. 06.03 Analyze various types of printers and plotters and their related interface controllers. 06.04 Describe the use of RAM (Random-Access Memory) and ROM (Read-Only Memory) for font generation in video display systems. 06.05 Modulation and interval timing techniques. 06.06 Pointing devices for computer systems. 06.07 Analyze the operation of mechanical and optical pointing devices used in computer systems. 06.08 Describe the functions of the major blocks in a dot matrix printer. 06.09 Analyze the communication process using a standard Centronics parallel interface in a printer. 06.10 Describe the main functional blocks of a roller bed plotter. 06.11 Analyze subsystems including interfaces for use in a roller bed plotter. 06.12 Identify the implications of ESD (Electrostatic Discharge). 07.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY--The student will be able to: 07.01 Basic understanding of logon, user, file, system, and network security associated with the appropriate operating system. 07.02 Design a basic security system associated with the appropriate operating system. 07.03 Analyze a basic security system associated with the appropriate operating system. 07.04 Troubleshoot a basic security system associated with the appropriate operating system. 08.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN HUBS, BRIDGES, ROUTERS, AND SWITCHES-–The student will be able to: 08.01 Identify standalone hubs. 08.02 Discuss the differences between stackable, modular, and intelligent hubs. 08.03 Explain how to install a hub. 08.04 Identify how to choose the right hub. 08.05 Describe the advantage of segmentation. 08.06 Describe segmentation using bridges, switches, and routers. 08.07 Name and describe switching methods. 08.08 Describe network congestion problems in Ethernet networks. 08.09 Describe the benefits of network segmentation with bridges, switches, and routers. 08.10 Distinguish between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching. 08.11 Describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits. 08.12 Describe the benefits of virtual LANs. 08.13 Identify RIP and IGRP routing protocols. 08.14 Explain the services of separate and integrated multiprotocol routing. 08.15 Identify routing problems. 08.16 Identify router features and functions. 08.17 Describe the features and functions of gateways. 09.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN COMMUNICATION INTERFACING--The student will be able to: 09.01 Identify and define serial, parallel, USB, and FireWire interface standards. 09.02 Identify, define and configure sync and async devices. 09.03 Demonstrate the use of interface devices. 09.04 Identify and define networking levels. 09.05 Identify and define protocols. 09.07 Identify and define multiuser systems. 09.06 Troubleshoot and repair network systems. 09.08 Demonstrate the use of a protocol analyzer. 10.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN CUSTOMER RELATIONS--The student will be able to: 10.01 Describe effective listening techniques. 10.02 Describe techniques for instilling customer confidence. 10.03 Describe techniques for keeping the customer informed. 10.04 Demonstrate proper follow-up techniques. 11.0 DEMONSTRATE FPROFICIENCY IN CUSTOMER NETWORKING TECHNIQUES--The student will be able to: 11.01 Identify and define computer networking techniques. 11.02 Design a system using hardware and software communication protocols. 11.03 Apply management techniques for network software. 12.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS--The student will be able to: 12.01 Describe the different types of digital data communications systems. 12.02 Describe data formats and transmission rates in serial data communications systems. 12.03 Identify and define available options for integration of a display terminal in a data communication system. 12.04 Identify and define communication signals and protocol for MODEM (Modulator Demodulator) links. 12.05 Apply error detection and correction in digital communication systems. 12.06 Define communication protocols. 12.07 Design and apply multiplexing techniques for computer. 13.0 DEMONSTRATE APPROPRIATE MATH SKILLS--The student will be able to: 13.01 Add, subtract, multiply and divide using fractions, decimals, and whole numbers. 13.02 Perform Algebraic formulations. 14.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN STRUCTURED CABLING--The student will be able to: 14.01 Identify and define data cabling. 14.02 Describe the cabling standards. 14.03 Identify and describe the correct cabling. 14.04 Describe the various constraints of cable systems and infrastructures. 14.05 Describe the various components of a cabling system. 14.06 Identify and demonstrate the tools utilized in cabling. 14.07 Describe the different network media and connectors utilized in structure cabling. 14.08 Analyze and design a structure wiring cabling system. 14.09 Demonstrate a successful structured wiring installation. 14.10 Describe and demonstrate testing, as well as troubleshooting techniques in structured cabling. 14.11 Develop a structure wiring proposal. 15.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING--The student will be able to: 15.01 Explain LAN standards and the OSI model. 15.02 Describe the proper method of documenting a network. 15.03 Identify cable, power line, analog interface, and digital interface testing tools. 15.04 Identify protocol analyzers. 15.05 Identify the troubleshooting techniques for various cabling systems. 15.06 Identify how to troubleshoot Token Ring networks. 15.07 Identify how to troubleshoot Ethernet networks. 15.08 Identify how to troubleshoot FDDI networks. 16.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN NETWORK DESIGN—The student will be able to: 16.01 Explain the OSI model for LAN and WAN communications. 16.02 Apply the OSI model to realistic networking situations. 16.03 Describe the basic LAN topologies and transport methods. 16.04 Explain basic WAN topologies and transport methods. 16.05 Describe the various functions of the principle networking standards organizations. 16.06 Describe various kinds of network media. 16.07 Compare packet and cell implementations and interfaces. 16.08 Explain WAN carrier types for point-to-point, T-carriers, SONET, ISDN, and wireless technologies. 16.09 Describe the purpose of LAN network transmission equipment, including NICs, repeaters, MAUs, hubs, routers, brouters, switches, and gateways. 16.10 Explain how LAN network equipment works. 16.11 Describe the purpose of WAN network equipment, including multiplexers, channel banks, private networks, modems, access servers, and routers. 16.12 Explain how WAN network equipment works. 16.13 Design LAN topologies using media and equipment for different kinds of applications. 16.14 Design a LAN to connect to a WAN. 16.15 Discuss WAN topology options according to pricing, bandwidth needs, and equipment needs. 16.16 Explain how video and audio are transported over networks. 16.17 Discuss voice, video, and data integration issues. 16.18 Explain how multimedia data transmission works. 16.19 Design LANs and WANs for integrated voice, video, and data transmissions. 16.20 Describe TCP/IP. 16.21 Explain how TCP and IP are implemented on networks. 16.22 Explain how UDP is employed with IP. 16.23 Describe IP addressing and understand how to use it on LANs and WANs. 16.24 Describe the new IP version 6 and understand how to design it into your expanding network. 16.25 Discuss and use application protocols in the TCP/IP suite. 16.26 Explain WAN Transport Methods – X.25, Frame Relay, ISDN, SMDS, DSL, SONET. 16.27 Explain ATM Technologies – Characteristics, Layered Communications, Cell structure. 16.28 Explain ATM design considerations. 16.29 Describe ATM topologies. 16.30 Explain ATM backbone networks. 16.31 Describe ATM LAN applications. 16.32 Network Protocol Architectures: Advantages and Disadvantages. 17.0 DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY IN WIRELESS DEVICES –The student will be able to: 17.01 Describe at least three wireless medias such as: radio wave, microwave, and infrared. 17.02 Describe cellular wireless point-to-point and multipoint topology strategies. 17.03 Identify the types of wireless networks and the uses of each. 17.04 Describe the types of signal transmission used in mobile computing such as: packet-radio communication, cellular networks, and satellite stations.