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Standards Framework

for Texas Networking


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
130.305.1A identify and demonstrate work behaviors that enhance employability and job advancement such as regular attendance, promptness, attention to proper attire, maintenance of a clean and safe work environment, appropriate voice, and pride in work
130.305.1B identify and demonstrate positive personal qualities such as flexibility, open-mindedness, initiative, listening attentively to speakers, and willingness to learn new knowledge and skills
130.305.1C employ effective reading and writing skills
130.305.1D employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills
130.305.1E solve problems and think critically
130.305.1F demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member
130.305.1G identify and implement proper safety procedures
130.305.1H demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to the field of IT
130.305.1I demonstrate planning and time-management skills such as project management, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project
130.305.2A select and research a specific job area with its accompanying duties and tasks
130.305.2B formulate a personal career plan along with the education, job skills, and experience necessary to achieve career goals
130.305.2C develop a resume
130.305.3A demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with individuals from varied cultures such as fellow workers, management, and customers
130.305.3B complete work orders for repair and installation
130.305.3C estimate supplies, materials, and labor costs on installation, maintenance, and repair work orders
130.305.3D interpret technical documentation such as schematics, drawings, charts, diagrams, technical manuals, and bulletins
130.305.4A explain digital and analog electronics theory
130.305.4B demonstrate knowledge of binary in relation to Internet Protocol (IP) addressing
130.305.4C distinguish the differences between a data packet and voice communications
130.305.4D define the layers and functions of the Open System Interconnection model
130.305.4E explain Transport Control Protocol and IP fundamentals, including subnetting
130.305.4F distinguish between public and private networks
130.305.4G describe the standards and operations of wireless technologies in telecommunications and data networks
130.305.4H differentiate between types of networks
130.305.4I identify national standards for data communication
130.305.4J identify the potential benefits and problems for the future of telecommunications and data networking
130.305.5A demonstrate understanding of components of telecommunications and data networks
130.305.5B identify major network operating systems
130.305.5C distinguish between different types of cables used in the telecommunications and data networking
130.305.5D describe telecommunications and data networking media and connectors;
130.305.5E differentiate among computer network topologies
130.305.5F explain the distinction between connectionless and connection transport
130.305.5G explain the use of Transport Control Protocol and IP utilities
130.305.5H explain how to test, validate, and troubleshoot IP connectivity
130.305.5I identify good practices to ensure network security
130.305.6A analyze various types and components of networks
130.305.6B analyze the characteristics of networks to select the optimum configuration for an industry solution
130.305.7A produce planning documentation required prior to network implementation
130.305.7B explain the impact of environmental factors on computer networks
130.305.7C identify common peripheral ports and common network components such as hubs, routers, and switches
130.305.7D develop an addressing scheme, including a subnetting chart
130.305.7E specify the tools that are commonly used to resolve network equipment problems
130.305.7F identify vendor testing documentation such as patches, fixes, and upgrades
130.305.7G demonstrate standard backup procedures and backup media storage practices
130.305.7H identify the factors that might affect performance in a network environment such as logic or frequency spectrum interference
130.305.8A develop a written disaster recovery plan
130.305.8B develop a written preventive maintenance plan