Unit 408 Install, configure and test ICT Networks

Networks are a major component of ICT communication. This unit provides learners with both the practical and theoretical knowledge of basic networks. They will learn about the different components used to create a network including hardware, software and topologies. Learners will develop practical skills required to install, configure and test a small computer network.
Once learners have grasped the theoretical and practical knowledge contained in this unit, they can improve their learning of networking by developing further skills in this area, either by self-study or adopting specialised networking routes.

Learning outcomes
There are four outcomes to this unit. The candidate will be able to:
• Identify network concepts and terminology
• Identify components that make up a network
• Install, configure and test a network
• Use and control a local area network