Course Title: Create scripts for networking

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Create scripts for networking

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to undertake scripted programming tasks for networking-related activities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAB4220B Create scripts for networking


1. Create scripts

1.1 Employ abbreviated software development cycle to script creation
1.2 Select appropriate scripting language
1.3 Apply internal document principles to all created code
1.4 Follow organisational guidelines for developing maintainable code when creating scripts
1.5 Adhere to coding standards when creating scripts
1.6 Execute example scripts and record outcomes

2. Create code

2.1 Demonstrate understanding and application of basic language syntax rules and best practices
2.2 Select and use language data types, operators and expressions to create clear and concise code
2.3 Use techniques of selection, iteration and sequence to control script execution flow
2.4 Use techniques for sequential file input and output to retrieve and store information
2.5 Obtain and use user input to affect the operation of the script

3. Use operating system tools

3.1 Use searching and sorting tools to select information from the logging output of operating system.
3.2 Implement controls to ensure that where significant events occur, script creates and maintains a log of operations via operating system logging mechanism
3.3 Register and run scripts with operating system scheduling facility

4. Debug code

4.1 Use script debugging techniques suitable for use with scripting language to detect
and resolve errors of syntactical, logical and design origin

5. Test code

5.1 Engineer, document and conduct simple tests to confirm code meets design specification
5.2 Take action to ensure that code complies with security policy
5.3 Take action to ensure that code operates with proper permissions

6. Create small utilities

6.1 Design, document, construct and test a small single purpose operating system utility application in response to a problem description
6.2 Validate and record script results

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must ensure the ability to create scripted programs that access information stored in files on the system, use system utility programs to sort or find information within these files and whose execution flow is controlled using the techniques of selection, iteration and sequence. Scripts must contain a level of documentation suitable for peer review and to provide modification/testing audit trail.

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.