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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
L/502/4210
Credits:
4
Guided learning hours:
30 hours

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Select and connect up a personal computer safely with associated hardware and storage media to meet needs

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe what IT system components, storage and peripheral devices are needed
  • 1.2
    Describe any health and safety issues associated with setting up an IT system
  • 1.3
    Describe the characteristics of IT systems that affect performance
  • 1.4
    Select and connect up the components of an IT system safely, including any peripheral devices and storage media

2

Select and connect an IT system to a communication service to meet needs

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Select and connect communication hardware safely to an IT system
  • 2.2
    Describe the factors that affect data transfer
  • 2.3
    Select and connect to a communication service from an IT system
  • 2.4
    Identify the login and password details needed to connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

3

Install and configure software for use

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Configure the user interface to meet needs
  • 3.2
    Describe what security precautions need to be addressed
  • 3.3
    Set up and configure virus protection software
  • 3.4
    Install and set up application software to meet needs
  • 3.5
    Backup and restore system and data files

4

Check that the IT system and communication service are working successfully

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Identify what tests can be used to check the IT system and communications
  • 4.2
    Select and run suitable tests to make sure that the system and communication service are working successfully
  • 4.3
    Identify the help and troubleshooting facilities available to solve problems
  • 4.4
    Respond to faults and error messages and use help and troubleshooting facilities to determine and take appropriate action

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