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  • 1. Industry Certification Guide Business Education
  • 2. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 25
  • 3. 2001 - 2002 Business Education Certifications and Licensures Business Education Certifications and Licensures 2001-2002 MOUS Certification 1278 Cisco Systems Certification 364 Certifications and Licensures A+ Certification 315 I-net+ 65 C+ Certification 65 Novell Certification 57 Netw orking+ 43 OPAC Certification 30 IC3 30 Student Netw ork Technician 26 Microsoft Certification 21 Netw orking Cabling Sepcialist 16 Microsoft Certified Professional Certification 4 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 Number Earned Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 26
  • 4. Business Education Comparison 1999-20 2000-20 2001-20 % CERTIFICATION 00 01 02 CHANGE A+ Certification 131 265 315 18.9 Auto Collision 8 (100.0) Auto Parts Cataloging 8 (100.0) C+ Certification 9 36 65 80.6 Cisco Systems Certification 184 352 364 3.4 IC3 30 I-net+ 1 65 6400.0 Macromedia Authorware Certification 140 (100.0) Microsoft Certification 61 82 21 (74.4) Microsoft Certified Professional Certification 69 10 4 (60.0) MOUS Certification 103 436 1278 193.1 Networking Cabling Sepcialist 10 16 60.0 Networking+ 1 43 4200.0 Novell Certification 49 52 57 9.6 OPAC Certification 13 0 30 0.0 Service Writing 8 (100.0) Student Network Technician 14 26 85.7 Warranty & Insurance 8 (100.0) Windows NT Service Certification 27 6 (100.0) Windows NT Workstation Certification 30 2 (100.0) Total Business Certifications Awarded 676 1439 2314 60.8% Top Ten Top School Districts for Business Certifications and Licensures 2001-2002 District Number Name 152-901 LUBBOCK ISD 220-901 ARLINGTON ISD 068-901 ECTOR COUNTY ISD 057-907 DUNCANVILLE ISD 227-901 AUSTIN ISD 220-908 MANSFIELD ISD 101-921 TOMBALL ISD 165-901 MIDLAND ISD 188-901 AMARILLO ISD 108-913 WESLACO ISD Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 27
  • 5. School Districts Earning Business Certifications and Licensures 2001-2002  ALDINE ISD  DENTON ISD  KLEIN ISD  AMARILLO ISD  DUNCANVILLE  LA PORTE ISD  ANDREWS ISD ISD  LAKE TRAVIS ISD  ARCHER CITY ISD  EARLY ISD  LANCASTER ISD  ARLINGTON ISD  EAST CHAMBERS  LEANDER ISD  AUSTIN ISD ISD  LEVELLAND ISD  BEAUMONT ISD  ECTOR COUNTY  LEWISVILLE ISD ISD  BELLVILLE ISD  LONE OAK ISD  BIRDVILLE ISD  EDGEWOOD ISD  LOS FRESNOS  BORGER ISD  EDGEWOOD ISD CONS ISD  BROWNSVILLE  EL PASO ISD  LUBBOCK ISD ISD  ELGIN ISD  LUFKIN ISD  BUNA ISD  FLOUR BLUFF ISD  MANSFIELD ISD  BURLESON ISD  FRENSHIP ISD  MCALLEN ISD  BURNET CONS  FRIENDSWOOD  MESQUITE ISD ISD ISD  MIDLAND ISD  CALVIN NELMS  FRISCO ISD  MOUNT CHARTER HIGH  FRUITVALE ISD PLEASANT ISD SCHOOL  FT STOCKTON  NAVARRO ISD  CARRIZO ISD  NORTH EAST ISD SPRINGS CONS  GALENA PARK  NORTHSIDE ISD ISD ISD  PALESTINE ISD  CARROLLTON-  GALVESTON ISD  PARIS ISD FARMERS  GEORGETOWN BRANCH ISD ISD  PLAINVIEW ISD  CEDAR HILL ISD  GOOSE CREEK  PROSPER ISD  CHANNELVIEW CISD  RED OAK ISD ISD  GRANBURY ISD  RICHARDSON ISD  CLEAR CREEK  GRAND PRAIRIE  RIO HONDO ISD ISD ISD  ROCKDALE ISD  CLEBURNE ISD  HARDIN-  SABINAL ISD  CLINT ISD JEFFERSON ISD  SAN ANGELO ISD  COMFORT ISD  HARLINGEN  SAN ANTONIO  COMO-PICKTON CONS ISD ISD CISD  HEMPHILL ISD  SAN ELIZARIO  CONROE ISD  HEREFORD ISD ISD  CORPUS CHRISTI  HIGHLAND PARK  SAN FELIPE-DEL ISD ISD RIO CONS ISD  CRANDALL ISD  HOUSTON ISD  SAN MARCOS  CROSBY ISD  HUGHES CONS ISD  CROWELL ISD SPRINGS ISD  SEGUIN ISD  CRYSTAL CITY  HUNTSVILLE ISD  SHALLOWATER ISD  HURST-EULESS- ISD  CYPRESS- BEDFORD ISD  SHINER ISD FAIRBANKS ISD  IRVING ISD  SOUTH SAN  DECATUR ISD  KATY ISD ANTONIO ISD  DEL VALLE ISD  KELLER ISD  SPRING ISD Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 28
  • 6.  School Districts Earning SPRINGLAKE-  Business Certifications and Licensures EARTH ISD SULPHUR  TORNILLO ISD  WEATHERFORD  2001-2002 CONS SPRINGS ISD TEXAS YOUTH  UNITEDcontinued  UVALDE ISD ISD  WESLACO ISD COMMISSION ISD  WILLS POINT ISD  TOM BEAN ISD  VICTORIA ISD  WYLIE ISD  TOMBALL ISD  WAXAHACHIE ISD  YSLETA ISD Business Education Certifications and Licensures Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 29
  • 7. CERTIFICATION DESCRIPTION CAREER/TECH WEB REFERENCE COURSE A+ You must be able to Basic Computer www.comptia.org install, configure, upgrade, Technology troubleshoot, and repair (innovative) microcomputer hardware. Telecommunications You must have the basic and Networking knowledge of desktop and portable systems, basic networking concepts, and printers. Adobe Certified Expert You must be able to use BCIS I www.adobe.com/support/salesdo Frame Maker, Type BCIS II cs/8f02.htm Manager, templates and BIMM share files with other platforms. Must be able to plan, format, layout appropriate settings, paragraphs, and characters for a variety of documents. C++ Students must possess Business Programming www.learningtree.com the in-depth C and C++ skills needed to fully support development and maintenance. They must be able to produce efficient code. CIW (Certified Internet You must know the many, BCIS II www.ciwcertified.com Webmaster) intricate parts of the BIMM Internet, from front-end Telecommunications & programming to back-end Networking hardware issues. CWD (Certified Web You must be able to BCIS II http://www.a-w-p.org/cert.htm Designer) research, plan, and design BIMM web pages, including the Telecommunications integration of all and Networking foreground and background component factors. CWT (Certified Web You must be able to build BCIS II http://www.a-w-p.org/cert.htm Technician) and maintain a Web BIMM presence, including Telecommunications responsibilities for and Networking administration, security networking infrastructure, and ongoing support. Cisco CCNA You must be able to Internetworking www.cisco.com install, configure and Technologies I & II operate LAN, WAN, and (Innovative) dial access services for Telecommunications small networks. and Networking Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 30
  • 8. CERTIFICATION DESCRIPTION CAREER/TECH WEB REFERENCE COURSE Corel Certified Proficient You must be proficient in BCIS I www.corel.com User Corel Draw, Corel Photo- BCIS II Paint, Corel Word Administrative Perfect, Quattro Pro, and/ Procedures or Corel Presentations. Corel Certified Expert You should have an in- BCIS I depth knowledge of Corel BCIS II WordPerfect, Quattro Administrative Pro, and Presentations. Procedure e-Biz The exam measures e-Business Commerce knowledge around the (Innovative) basic concepts, key issues and critical technologies of e- Business, supplying IT and business professionals with a foundation for contributing to e-Business solutions IC³ You must be able to Telecommunications http://www.nivonet.com understand basic and Networking concepts about computer BCIS I hardware, software, networks and the Internet and demonstrate the ability to use a word processor and spreadsheet at a beginning level. i-Net Entry-level Internet and e- Fundamentals of the http://www.comptia.org/certificati commerce technical Internet (Innovative) on/inetplus/index.htm professionals responsible for participating in the maintenance of Internet, Intranet and Extranet infrastructure and services as well as the development of Web- related applications. jCert Java Programmer The jCert Java Business Computer http://suned.sun.com/US/certifica Certification Programmer training Programming tion/java/ focuses on the proper use of the Java programming language to code and test applications, applets or servlets for the Java platform. Java Programmers utilize various features of Java, including language fundamentals, object- oriented design principles, execution threads and Java packages. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 31
  • 9. CERTIFICATION DESCRIPTION CAREER/TECH WEB REFERENCE COURSE Linux+ You must be able to use Telecommunications www.comptia.org Linux products for user and Networking administration, network connections, scripting, web server applications, and drivers. Macromedia Certified You must have a Business Image www.macromedia.com Dreamweaver thorough understanding Management and Developer of Dreamweaver Multimedia applications, Web page e-Commerce design, Web page authoring, and supporting technologies Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/training andservices.html  MOUS Measures and validates BCIS I & II www.mous.net users’ skills with the Microsoft Office suite of desktop productivity applications (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Outlook®).  MCP You must be able to Telecommunications demonstrate expertise and Networking with a particular Microsoft product. You must pass one certification exam that provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise. CNA (Certified Novell You must be able to set Telecommunications http://www.novell.com/education/ Administrator) up user workstations, and Networking certinfo/ manage users and Business Computer resources in a network Programming environment, execute network applications and share software resources, install and configure print servers, set up printing, automate access to the network, customize and optimize the desktop, handle routine software maintenance, monitor network performance. Network+ You must be able to Networking Essentials http://www.comptia.org/certificati demonstrate entry-level (Innovative) on/inetplus/index.html knowledge of network Telecommunications technologies. and Networking Business Support Systems Business Computer Programming Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 32
  • 10. CERTIFICATION DESCRIPTION CAREER/TECH WEB REFERENCE COURSE OPAC (Office You must be proficient in BCIS I http://www.notjustsurveys.com/H Proficiency keyboarding BCIS II R/opac.htm Assessment and speed/accuracy, word Administrative Certification) processing , grammar, Procedures spelling, punctuation, filing, financial recordkeeping/ basic math, spreadsheet and database applications. Oracle Certified You must be able to Fundamentals of http://www.oracle.com/education/ Database Associate create a database, Database certification manage a storage (Innovative) structure, data storage, Database Programming and security. You must (Innovative) also be able to perform Business Programming database backups and recovery and other database structure and technique components. Server+ You must be Telecommunications www.comptia.org knowledgeable with and Networking advanced PC hardware Networking Essentials issues such as RAID, (Innovative) SCSI, multiple CPUs, SANs and more. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 33
  • 11. A+ Certification PROGRAM Basic Computer Technology DESCRIPTION You must be able to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair microcomputer hardware. In addition, you must have the basic knowledge of desktop and portable systems, basic networking concepts and printers. REGULATORY Comptia PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Basic Computer Technology as an innovative course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the Basic Computer Technology course must: 1. hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 2. demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. upon completion of the training (by the appropriate organization), the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course TRAINING The student analyses various types of configurations and upgrading. The student is expected to: A. Identify basic terms, concepts and functions of system modules B. Demonstrate basic procedures for adding and removing field replicable modules C. Compare and contrast available IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses and procedures for configuring them for device installation D. Examine common peripheral ports, associated cabling, and their connectors E. Demonstrate procedures for installing and configuring IDE/EIDE devices, SCIS devices, and peripheral devices F. Identify concepts and procedures relating to BIOS G. Analyze hardware methods of system optimization and when to use them H. Develop the technology skills to diagnose, repair, and maintain computer systems. The student is expected to: I. Analyze common symptoms and problems associated with each module and isolate the problem J. Compare and contrast procedures and devices for protecting against environmental hazards and required special disposal procedures Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 34
  • 12. K. Examine the potential hazards and proper safety procedures relating to lasers and high-voltage equipment L. Outline and discuss ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions and procedures M. Distinguish between the popular CPU chips in terms of their basic characteristics N. Investigate the most popular type of motherboards, their components, and their architecture O. Summarize the purpose of CMOS, what it contains and how to change its basic parameters P. Discuss the categories of RAM terminology, their locations, and physical characteristics Q. Possess technology skills to manage printers, portable systems and networks. R. Explain and demonstrate the basic concepts of printers, printer operations, and printer components S. Investigate the types of printer connections and configurations T. Outline and discuss the exclusive components of portable systems and their unique problems U. Analyze the basic networking concepts, including how a network operates V. Demonstrate procedures for swapping and configuring network interface cards W. Explain the ramifications of repairs on the network. TESTING PREREQUISISTE None EXAM/FEE $40 - $190 for testing Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 35
  • 13. Adobe Certified Expert PROGRAM Business Image Management and Multimedia, Business Computer Information Systems I & II DESCRIPTION You must have general knowledge of Adobe Frame Maker including book building, document formatting and handling characters, page layout and settings, TOC and index building, and multi-channel output. REGULATORY Adobe PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BIMM, BCIS I and BCIS II Business Courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching BCIS I or BCIS II course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate 2. Be certified in Business Education TRAINING Students will receive training as part of the curriculum for the listed courses. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $150 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 36
  • 14. C++ Programming Certified Professional PROGRAM Business Programming DESCRIPTION Students must possess the in depth C and C++ skills they need to fully support development and maintenance. They must be able to produce efficient code that achieves business goals. REGULATORY Learning Tree International PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the Business Programming business course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Business Programming course must: 3. Hold a valid secondary certificate 4. Be certified in Business Education TRAINING Students will receive training as part of the curriculum for the listed courses. A. Make full use of the programming features of C and C++ B. Write, compile and execute Standard C programs C. Read and write complex data-structure descriptions D. Declare, use and distinguish variables, constants, arrays, pointers and references E. Use C++ programming environments and tools F. Design and implement efficient object-oriented solutions using C++ G. Improve C++ code quality and reusability with design patterns and proven idioms TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $105 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 37
  • 15. Certified Cisco Network Associate PROGRAM Internetworking Technologies I & II, Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION You must be able to install, configure and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks. REGULATORY Cisco; renew every three years PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Internetworking I and II as innovative courses. Telecommunications and Networking does not require innovative course approval, but you must teach the TEKS of the course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the Internetworking Technologies course must: 5. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 6. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course. 7. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the courses The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. TRAINING The student assesses the development of Local Area Network management and design. A. Develop the required IPX address and encapsulation type. B. Select the IPX protocol and configure interfaces. C. Investigate the advantages of LAN segmentation. D. Compare two switching methods. E. Evaluate full- and half-duplex cabling operations. F. Discuss network congestion problem in cabling networks. G. Compare and contrast between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching. H. Interpret the benefits of virtual LANs. I. The student demonstrates the concepts and skills necessary to design and manage an advanced network. 8. Differentiate between the following WAN services: LAPB, frame relay, ISDN/LAPD, HDLC, PPP, and DDR and other WAN protocols and services. 9. Apply commands to monitor Frame Relay operation in the router. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 38
  • 16. 10. Investigate PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on routers. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE prices start at $100 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 39
  • 17. Certified Internet Webmaster PROGRAM BCIS II, BIMM, Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION You must know the many intricate parts of the internet from front-end programming to back-end hardware issues. REGULATORY CIW PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student will have basic knowledge in the following elements: A. Overview of the Internet B. Browsing the World Wide Web C. Electronic Mail D. Objects, Plug-ins, and Viewers E. Security F. E-Commerce G. FTP, Newsgroups, and Telnet H. Search Engines I. Introduction to Web Page Authoring J. HTML K. Horizontal rules and Graphical Elements L. Hyperlinks M. Tables N. Forms O. Image Techniques P. Frames Q. HTML GUI Editors R. Introduction to Networking S. Networking Protocols T. LANS and WANS U. TCP/IP V. Internetworking Servers TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Check with VUE or Prometric Testing Centers Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 40
  • 18. Certified Microsoft Professional PROGRAM Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION You must be able to demonstrate expertise with a particular Microsoft product, you must pass one certification exam that provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise. ♦ MCP+I ♦ MCDBA ♦ MCSE ♦ MCSE+I REGULATORY Microsoft PROGRAM APPROVAL Telecommunications and Networking does not require the innovative course approval but the TEKS of the course must be taught. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Telecommunication and Networking must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The Microsoft Windows 2000 exams The student is expected to: A. Analyzing Business Requirements 1. Analyze the scope of a project by using such a aids as usage scenarios, story boards, human- factors analysis, workflow process, event response, and joint application development (JAD). 2. Analyze the extent of a business requirement. Considerations include integration with payment systems and banking networks. 3. Analyze security requirements. 4. Analyze performance requirements, including capacity planning. 5. Analyze maintainability requirements. 6. Analyze extensibility requirements. 7. Analyze availability requirements. Considerations include hours of operation and impact of downtime. 8. Analyze human-factors requirements, including target audience, localization, accessibility, roaming users, Help, and special needs. 9. Analyze the requirements for integrating a solution with existing applications. 10. Analyze existing methodologies and limitations of a business. 11. Analyze scalability requirements. B. Defining the Technical Architecture for a Solution 1. Identify which technologies are appropriate for implementation of a given business solution. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 41
  • 19. Examples of technologies include data access technologies and payment technologies. 2. Test the feasibility of a proposed technical architecture. C. Developing the Conceptual and Logical Design 1. Construct a conceptual design that is based on a variety of scenarios and that includes context, workflow process, task sequence, and physical environment models. 2. Given a conceptual design, apply the principles of modular design to derive the components and services of the logical design. 3. Incorporate business rules into application design. D. Designing a User Interface and User Services 1. Identify the logical sequence of flow for the user interface for a given solution. 2. Identify input validation procedures that should be integrated into the user interface. 3. Evaluate methods of providing online user assistance, such as status bars, ToolTips, and Help files. 4. Construct a prototype user interface that is based on business requirements, user interface guidelines, and the organization's standards. 5. Establish the appropriate type of output. Types of output include paper-based report, HTML, screen, disk, and data exported to other applications. E. Deriving the Physical Design 1. Assess the potential impact of the logical design on performance, maintainability, extensibility, scalability, availability, and security. 2. Evaluate whether access to a database should be encapsulated in an object. 3. Design the properties, methods, and events of components. F. Establishing the Development Environment 1. Install and configure Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. 2. Install and configure Microsoft Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition. G. Creating User Services 1. Process user input from a form or a dialog box by loading data into an object. 2. Use the Microsoft Wallet control on the user interface. 3. Create dynamic Web pages by using ASP. 4. Integrate a Commerce site with an existing Web site. 5. Provide a personalized interface for users that is based on user profiles or group membership. 6. Use AUO to provide a personalized interface. 7. Use StandardSManager to provide a personalized interface. 8. Display data from a data source. Examples of data include user data, product data, and order information. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 42
  • 20. 9. Create and modify Manager pages. 10. Instantiate and invoke a COM component. COM components include server objects, the Ad Server object, and pipeline components. 11. Implement error handling in the code for the user interface. 12. Enable a Commerce site to send e-mail messages. 13. Create a Web page that is dynamically constructed from data in a database. 14. Add product-search capabilities to a Commerce site. B. Creating and Managing Components and Pipelines 1. Write a pipeline component that implements business rules or logic. 2. Add error handling to pipeline components. 3. Log errors into the System event log. 4. Debug a pipeline component. 5. Create a pipeline component that supports various threading models. 6. Add and remove components in a standard pipeline. 7. Create a new pipeline. 8. Add and remove stages. 9. Add components based on business requirements. 10. Instantiate a pipeline that participates in a transaction. 11. Localize pipeline component error messages. C. Creating Data Services 1. Use OLE DB, ODBC, and ADO to access or manipulate a data source. 2. Access data. 3. Handle database errors. 4. Write SQL statements that retrieve and modify data. D. Testing the Solution 1. Create a test plan that includes disaster recovery, scalability, load balancing, and capacity planning. 2. Create test scripts. Test scripts include InetMonitor 3.0 and Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 or later. 3. Execute the test plan. 4. Publish a Commerce site to a staging server. 5. Test a Commerce site on various browsers. 6. Test localization of components. E. Deploying a Web Application 1. Publish and distribute Commerce sites by using Commerce Site Packager. 2. Replicate Web content and components across multiple servers by using the Microsoft Site Server Content Deployment Service (CDS). 3. Establish mechanisms for updating content on a Web site. F. Managing Access to a Commerce Site Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 43
  • 21. 1. Control access to data and objects on a Commerce site. 2. Administer user access to a Commerce site. 3. Use Membership to allow different levels of access. 4. Administer client-side certificates by using Membership Server. 5. Maintain secured communication for a Commerce site. G. Maintaining and Supporting an Application 1. Fix errors, and take measures to prevent future errors. 2. Adapt a Commerce site to new browser technology. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Contact a VUE or Prometric testing center Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 44
  • 22. Certified Novell Administrator PROGRAM Internetworking Technologies I & II, Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION You will be able to provide companies direct support for software users in various work environments by specializing in one or more of the following CNA tracks: • NetWare 5 • intraNetWare • NetWare 3 • GroupWise 5 • GroupWise 4 REGULATORY Novell PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Internetworking Technologies I & I as innovative courses. Telecommunications and Networking does not require the innovative course approval but the TEKS of the course must be taught. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Networking Essentials course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary teaching certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. Teachers teaching Telecommunication and Networking must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student is expected to: A. Set up user workstations B. Manage users and resources in a network environment C. Execute network applications and share software resources D. Install and configure print servers E. Set up printing F. Automate access to the network G. Customize and optimize the desktop H. Handle routine software maintenance I. Monitor network performance TESTING PREREQUISISTES None Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 45
  • 23. EXAM/FEE Contact a VUE or Prometric testing center Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 46
  • 24. Certified Web Designer PROGRAM BCIS II, BIMM, Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION You must be able to research, plan, and design web pages, including the integration of all foreground and background components factors. It is expected that the Certified Web Designer will be able to perform these tasks with limited assistance, and will remain cognizant of common standards as well as emerging trends and technologies. REGULATORY AWP PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student will: A. Write HTML B. Lay out Components of Web Page C. Design Web Flow D. Create Site Architecture E. Collaborative Web Site Development F. Integrate Scripting Codes G. Troubleshoot Programming H. Select and Use Appropriate Media I. Layout Color and Typeface J. Beta Testing on Site K. Organize Files and Prepare for Translation L. Choose Appropriate Platform M. Manage FTP N. Load Site on Server O. Use Graphics Package for 2D Imagery P. Use Graphics Package for Photo Enhancement Q. Optimize Graphics for the Web R. Convert Between Image File Formats S. Integrate Audience Considerations into Site Design T. Prepare Storyboard U. Grab Attention to Web Site V. Design Interaction Flow W. Create a Constant Visual "Look and Feel" for the Site X. Integrate Design Concepts Y. Gather, Select, Organize, and Prepare Information for Inclusion Z. Make Site Entertaining AA. Generate Repeat Visitors BB. Differentiate Client Site Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 47
  • 25. CC. Plan Site for Display compatibility DD. Integrate Web Site into Traditional Advertising Organization EE. Perform Needs Analysis FF. Quantify What the Client Wants in a Web Presence GG. Manage Time HH. Develop Internal Communications Strategy II. Deal with Changes and Explain Implications. JJ. Develop Interpersonal Skills. KK. Resolve Conflicts LL. Work Within a Team MM. Create and Optimize Elements and Embed Multimedia for the Web. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Fees start at $150 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 48
  • 26. Certified Web Technician PROGRAM BCIS II, BIMM, Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION The AWP Certified Web Technician is an individual who is qualified to build and maintain a Web presence, including, but not limited to, responsibilities for administration, security networking infrastructure, and ongoing support. The AWP Certified Web Technician is expected to be able to perform these tasks with limited assistance from product documentation, peers, and vendor support. REGULATORY AWP PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student will: A. Maintain personal currency with network technologies B. Recommend environmental standards C. Connect to a local network D. Maintain DNS E. Obtain domain name F. Connect Local Area Net to the Internet G. Implement security H. Set up server hardware I. Set up Web server software J. Monitor server performance K. Verify HTTP Daemon behavior L. Maintain web server software and extensions M. Establish virtual hosting N. Maintain virtual hosting O. Publish content to Web P. Maintain user state Q. Troubleshoot a client HTML page R. Create scripts S. Integrate database capability T. Mirror content across sites U. Register site with search engines V. Analyze network traffic and monitor network Connectivity W. Manage Web traffic X. Maintain security of content transfer from browser to server Y. Respond to e-mail problems Z. Support FTP and mail server Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 49
  • 27. AA.Perform disaster recovery BB.Perform training TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Fees start at $150 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 50
  • 28. Corel Certified Expert PROGRAM BCIS I, BCIS II, Administrative Procedures DESCRIPTION You must have in-depth knowledge of Corel Word Perfect, Corel Quattro Pro, and/or Corel Presentations. REGULATORY Corel PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS I, BCIS II, and/or Administrative Procedure courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the BCIS I & BCIS II courses must be secondary Business certified. Teachers teaching Administrative Procedures must also have Office Education certification plus two years of business work experience. TRAINING Students will be able to utilize the advanced functions of Corel Word Perfect, Corel Quattro Pro, and/or Corel Presentations. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE There is an additional $50 application fee for each certification sought, in addition to the exam fee. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 51
  • 29. Corel Certified Proficient User PROGRAM BCIS I, BCIS II, Administrative Procedures DESCRIPTION You must be proficient in the use of Corel Word Perfect, Corel Quattro Pro, Corel Draw, Corel Photo-Paint, and/or Corel Presentations. REGULATORY Corel PROGRAM APPROVAL This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS I, BCIS II, and/or Administrative Procedure courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the BCIS I & BCIS II courses must be secondary Business certified. Teachers teaching Administrative Procedures must also have Office Education certification plus two years of business work experience. TRAINING Students will be able to utilize the basic functions of Corel Word Perfect, Corel Quattro Pro, Corel Draw, Corel Photo-Paint, and/or Corel Presentations. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE There is an additional $50 application fee for each certification sought in addition to the exam fee. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 52
  • 30. e-Biz PROGRAM e-Business Commerce (Innovative Course) DESCRIPTION The exam measures knowledge around the basic concepts, key issues and critical technologies of e- Business, supplying IT and business professionals with a foundation for contributing to e-Business solutions REGULATORY Comptia PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have Texas Education Agency approval to teach the e-Business Commerce innovative course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the e-Commerce course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. Upon completion of the training (by the appropriate organization), the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course TRAINING Students will be able to: A. Identify and understand fundamental terms and concepts used in e-business B. Recognize and explain the current types of e- business models being applied today and contrast them to past business models and the history of e- business C. Recognize the evolution of e-business, best practices and processes demonstrated by e-business leaders D. Recognize the important strategic planning factors to be considered when launching e-business initiatives E. Recognize key factors relating to strategic marketing considerations as they relate to launching an e- business initiative F. Recognize key factors relating to legal and regulatory considerations when planning e-business solutions G. Recognize and understand the basic principles and processes involved with implementing an e-business initiative H. Identify and understand the types of e-business IT projects currently being implemented I. Demonstrate an awareness of deployment and support considerations needed to sustain the key business processes that may be affected by an e- business implementation J. Recognize and understand fundamental aspects of supply chain management in the e-business paradigm Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 53
  • 31. K. Recognize and understand the value of client/user interface designs and its affect on business relationships L. Recognize and understand fundamental volume and performance monitoring issues in e-business M. Recognize and understand fundamental network application technology concepts and their affects on e-business implementations N. Recognize and understand fundamental concepts and terms concerning network and information security as it relates to implementing an e-business solution O. Recognize and understand fundamental concepts concerning e-business technology performance and maintenance to support an e-Business solution P. Recognize and understand fundamental concepts relating to data management and usage in supporting e-business technology solutions TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $140 - $190 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 54
  • 32. IC3 Certification PROGRAM Telecommunications and Networking, BCIS I DESCRIPTION The Internet and Computing Core Certification program is a global, validated, standards-based training and certification program for basic computing and Internet literacy. It provides specific guidelines for the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. The certification training and final award requires the successful completion of three online tests: • Computing Fundamentals (computer hardware, software and operating systems) • Key Applications (word processing and spreadsheet functions) • Living Online (networking & internet, electronic mail, using the internet) REGULATORY Certiport, National Skills Standard Board PROGRAM APPROVAL This information is covered in the TEKS of the Telecommunications and Networking and BCIS II courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Telecommunications and Networking or BCIS II course must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student learns essentials about computer hardware, software, networks and the Internet and receives training on using a word processor and spreadsheet at a beginner level. Additional training on using a presentation and database program at a beginner level is necessary for an IC³Plus certification. The student is expected to: A. Identify different types of computers, how computers work (process information), and how individual computers fit into larger systems B. Identify the function of computer hardware components, common problems associated with the components, and how computer performance is affected by the components C. Identify the factors that go into a decision on how to purchase a computer or select a computer for work or school D. Identify how software works and how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks E. Identify different types of software, the tasks for which each type of software is most suited, and the popular programs in each software category F. Identify what an operating system is and how it works G. Be able to manipulate and control the Windows desktop, files and disks Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 55
  • 33. H. Be able to change system settings and install software I. Be able to start and exit a Windows application, and utilize sources of online help J. Identify common on-screen elements of Windows applications, change application settings, and manage files within an application K. Perform common editing, formatting, and printing functions L. Be able to add tables and graphics to a document M. Be able to modify worksheet data as well as sort and manipulate data using formulas and functions N. Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of network computing as well as the relationship between computer networks and other communications networks O. Identify how electronic mail works and how to use it P. Identify the appropriate use of e-mail and e-mail related "netiquette" Q. Be able to use a Web browsing application R. Identify different types of information sources on the Internet and be able to search for the information S. Identify how computers are used in different areas of work, school and home T. Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software U. Identify how to use the Internet safely and legally TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $25 - $30 per exam (three exams required for certification) Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 56
  • 34. i-Net Certification PROGRAM Fundamentals of the Internet (Innovative Course) DESCRIPTION I-Net is an entry-level Internet certification program that tests baseline technical knowledge of Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies, independent of specific Internet-related career roles. Learning objectives and domains examined include Internet basics, Internet clients, development, networking, security and business concepts REGULATORY Comptia PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach fundamentals of the Internet as an innovative course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the fundamentals of the Internet course must: 11. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 12. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 13. Upon completion of the training (by the appropriate organization), the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course TRAINING Students must be able to: A. Describe a URL, its functions and components, different types of URLs and use of the appropriate type of URL to access a given type of server B. Identify the issues that affect Internet site functionality (performance, security and reliability) C. Describe the concept of caching and its implications D. Describe different types of search indexes –static index/site map, keyword index, full text index E. Describe the infrastructure needed to support an Internet client F. Describe the use of Web browsers and carious clients (FTP clients, Tel net clients, email clients, all-in-one clients/universal clients) within a given context of use G. Explain the issues to consider when configuring the desktop H. Describe MIME types and their components I. Identify problems related to legacy clients (TCP/IP sockets and their implication on the operating system) J. Explain the function of patches and updates to client software and associated problems K. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a cookie and how to set cookies Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 57
  • 35. L. Define programming-related terms as they relate to Internet applications development M. Describe the differences between popular client-side and server-side programming languages N. Describe the differences between a relational database and a non-relational database O. Identify when to integrate a database with a web site and the technologies used to connect the two P. Demonstrate the ability to create HTML pages Q. Identify popular multimedia extensions or plug-ins R. Describe the uses and benefits of various multimedia file formats S. Describe the process of pre-launch site/application functionality testing T. Describe the core components of the current Internet infrastructure and how they relate to each other U. Identify problems with Internet connectivity from source to destination for various types of servers V. Describe internet domain names and DNS W. Describe the nature, purpose, and operational essentials of TCP/IP X. Describe the purpose of remote access protocols Y. Describe how various protocols or services apply to the function of a mail system, Web system, and file transfer system Z. Describe when to use various diagnostic tools for identifying and resolving Internet problems AA. Describe hardware and software connection devices and their uses BB. Describe various types of Internet bandwidth technologies (link types). CC. Describe the purpose of various servers—what they are, their functionality, and features DD. Define the following internet security concepts: access, control, encryption, auditing and authentication, and provide appropriate types of technologies currently available for each EE. Describe VPN and what it does FF. Describe access security features for an Internet server GG. Explain the issues involved in copyrighting, trade marking, and licensing HH. Identify the issues related to working in a global environment II. Define e-commerce terms and concepts TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $84 - $190 for testing Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 58
  • 36. jCert Java Programmer Certification PROGRAM Business Computer Programming DESCRIPTION The jCert Java Programmer training focuses on the proper use of the Java programming language to code and test applications, applets or servlets for the Java platform. Java Programmers utilize various features of Java, including language fundamentals, object-oriented design principles, execution threads and Java packages. REGULATORY Sun or IBM PROGRAM APPROVAL Business Computer Programming (with emphasis on Java programming language) can be offered as part of any approved Business Education program in the secondary schools of Texas. No special approval is required to offer the course since it is already approved by the State Board of Education. INSTRUCTOR The teacher assigned to teach the Java programming language should be a certified Business Education teacher with appropriate training and/or certification in Java programming. TRAINING Students will study core concepts and skills required to perform the following Java language components: A. Declarations and access control B. Flow control and exception handling C. Language fundamentals D. Operators and assignments E. Overloading, overriding, runtime type and object orientation F. Threads G. The java.awt, java.lang and java.util packages TESTING PREREQUISITES Students can prepare for the certification exam by attending training and/or using study materials recommended by the certifying organization (Sun or IBM). Note that the jCert Java Programmer core exam requirement can be fulfilled by passing only one core jCert job-role exam offered by multiple jCert member organizations. EXAM FEE Varies by multiple exam publishers. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 59
  • 37. Linux+ Certification PROGRAM Internetworking Technologies DESCRIPTION Linux+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification program testing Linux knowledge and skills. Objectives include: • user administration • connecting to a network • scripting • Apache web server applications • drivers (installation, updating, and removing); basic troubleshooting REGULATORY Comptia PROGRAM APPROVAL This information is covered in the TEKS of the Telecommunication and Networking course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Telecommunication and Networking course must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student will: A. Have basic knowledge of network protocols B. Install, verify and remove packages and patches C. Is aware of basic system security procedures and best practices D. Understand the login environment and shell commands E. Understand services, processes, process management, and environment F. Navigates basic file system structure G. Locate, install, and configure drivers when new hardware is added H. Describe the relationship among the various components of the operating system I. Understand when and why to recompile the kernel and how to add modules and edit text files J. Understand basic Linux printing tasks including adding, removing, and configuring local and/or remote printers K. Understand basic troubleshooting techniques and uses resources available to support troubleshooting L. Install and configure Xfree86 and X-WINDOW on a local system on supported hardware M. Install Linux on a local system with supported hardware H. Navigate a GUI interface running KDE or GNOME I. Locate resources on the Internet Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 60
  • 38. TESTING PREREQUISISTES Six months of experience is recommended EXAM/FEE $140 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 61
  • 39. Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver Developer PROGRAM Business Image Management and Multimedia e-Commerce DESCRIPTION You must have a thorough understanding of Dreamweaver applications, Web page design, Web page authoring, and supporting technologies. REGULATORY Macromedia PROGRAM APPROVAL This information is covered in the TEKS of the BIMM course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching the BIMM course must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student will: A. Design, Project Requirements and Usability Techniques 1. Optimize use of Macromedia Dreamweaver integrated functions including; framesets, templates, library items, consistency of Page. 2. Use layers of page layout 3. Use graphics and rich media 4. Familiarity with W3C standards and accessibility standards 5. Targeting browsers for consistency in page delivery 6. Developing to client specifications 7. Integrating with existing development environments 8. Importing external content 9. Hand coding CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) 10. Using Extensions 11. Developing site navigation 12. Basic user interface principles 13. Building scalable sites 14. Asset Management 15. Naming conventions (Unix and Windows) B. Coding and Implementation 1. Creating and using templates, forms, CSS, framesets, libraries and extensions and Meta information 2. Using Behaviors 3. Building pages including linking, adding text, adding images, table editing, reusing layouts effectively and image maps. 4. Use Dreamweaver interface including customizing Dreamweaver, object panel, assets panel, Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 62
  • 40. property inspector, tag selector and customizing the site window. 5. Knowledge of target browsers and platforms and variations. 6. Using design notes and comments 7. Using check in-check out effectively 8. Using coding including reference panel, split view, JavaScript debugger, and code navigation. C. Solution Testing, Deployment and Maintenance 1. Recognize critical procedures to conduct testing and quality assurance including link check, size reports, browser sizing, enhancing usability, transferring files to servers, downloading time testing, and updating site files to a remote server. 2. Recognize critical considerations to maintain and manage web sites including site maintenance; ability to use “find and replace”; propagate changes and corrections across an entire site; transfer files from staging server to live server; appropriate content abstraction for updating; managing assets, links and files for a site; regular expressions, and updating reusable components. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Start at $100 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 63
  • 41. Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Certification PROGRAM BCIS I & BCIS II DESCRIPTION You must be able to comprehend the Microsoft desktop applications and use their advanced features and your ability to integrate them with other software applications. Candidates must successfully complete any ONE of the Core examinations and will receive a certification for each examination passed. To receive and Expert Certification the student must pass all five applications. REGULATORY Microsoft PROGRAM APPROVAL This information is covered in the TEKS of the BCIS I and BCIS II courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching BCIS I or BCIS II course must be secondary Business certified TRAINING For the Word 2000 Exam students must be able to: A. Work with Text B. Work with Paragraphs C. Work with Documents D. Manage Files E. Use Tables F. Work with Pictures and Charts Excel 2000 A. Work with Cells B. Work with Files C. Format Worksheets D. Page Setup and Printing E. Work with Worksheets and Workbooks F. Work with Formulas and Functions Power Point 2000 A. Create a Presentation B. Modify a Presentation C. Work with Text D. Work with Visual Elements Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 64
  • 42. E. Custom a Presentation F. Create Output G. Deliver a Presentation H. Manage Files Access 2000 A. Plan and Design Databases B. Work with Access C. Build and Modify Tables D. Build and Modify Forms E. View and Organize Information F. Define Relationships G. Produce Reports H. Integrate with Other Applications I. Use Access Tools Microsoft Outlook 2000 A. Manage Mail B. Manage Messages C. Manage Calendar D. Navigate and Use Outlook 2000 Effectively E. Use Contacts F. Use Tasks G. Integrate Microsoft Office Applications and Other Applications with Outlook 2000 Components J. Use Notes TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $40 and up per exam Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 65
  • 43. Network+ PROGRAM Networking Essentials, Telecommunications and Networking DESCRIPTION You must have knowledge in the area of network repair and technical support. REGULATORY Comptia PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Networking Essentials as an innovative course. Telecommunications and Networking does not require innovative course approval but the TEKS of the course must be taught. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Networking Essentials course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary teaching certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course. 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. Teachers teaching Telecommunication and Networking must be secondary Business certified. TRAINING The student analyzes various types of configurations and upgrading. The student is expected to: A. Demonstrate an understanding of basic network structure B. Identify major network operating systems C. Associate IPX, IP, and NetBEUI with their functions D. Explain basic terms, concepts and functions E. Define the layers of the OSI model and identify the protocols, services, and functions that pertain to each layer F. Recognize and describe the networking media and connectors G. Identify the basic attributes, purpose, and function of network elements H. Selects an appropriate course of action if a client workstation does not connect to the network after installation or replacing a network interface card I. Identify the use of network components and their differences J. Describe the data link layer Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 66
  • 44. K. Explain the routing and network layer concepts L. Explain the distinction between connectionless and connection transport M. Demonstrate knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals N. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts of TCP/IP addressing O. Describe TCP/IP configuration concepts J. Explain how and when to use the TCP/IP utilities to test, validate, and troubleshoot IP connectivity K. Specify the elements of dial-up networking L. Identify good practices to ensure network security The student develops technology skills to implement the installation of the network. The student is expected to: A. Demonstrate awareness that administrative and test accounts, passwords, IP addresses, IP configurations, and relevant SOPs must be obtained prior to network implementation B. Explain the impact of environmental factors on computer networks C. Recognize visually common peripheral ports, external SCSI and common network components D. Demonstrate in an installation scenario awareness of compatibility and cabling issues E. Identify the kinds of test documentation that are available regarding vendor's patches, fixes and upgrades F. Demonstrate awareness of standard backup procedures and backup media storage practices G. Identify the steps in a systematic approach to identifying the extent of a network problem and select the appropriate next step H. Identify the steps as a systematic approach to determine whether a problem is attributable to the operator or the system and select the next step I. Given a network troubleshooting scenario, demonstrate awareness of the need to check for physical and logical indicators of trouble J. Given a network problem scenario, including symptoms, determine the most likely cause of the problem based on the available information and select the most appropriate course of action based on the inference K. Specify the tools that are commonly used to resolve network equipment problems TESTING PREREQUISISTES A+ Certification recommended EXAM/FEE Fees start at $82 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 67
  • 45. Office Proficiency Assessment Certification PROGRAM BCIS I, BCIS II, Administrative Procedures DESCRIPTION You must be proficient in basic clerical computer skills. REGULATORY NCS PROGRAM APPROVAL This information is covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS I, BCIS II and/or Administrative Procedures courses. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching BCIS I and/or BCIS II courses must be secondary Business certified. Teachers teaching Administrative Procedures must also have Office Education certification plus two years of business work experience. TRAINING Students will be able to: A. Keyboard with speed and accuracy B. Word process using Word Perfect of Microsoft Word C. Use correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc. D. Manage records E. Keep basic financial records F. Use basic math skills for calculations G. Use spreadsheet and database applications H. Accurately in put data I. Basic 10 key skills TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE This is a self-administered examination. The software costs approximately $350 and up. Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 68
  • 46. Oracle Certified Database Associate PROGRAM Business Programming (Innovative) Fundamentals of Database (Innovative) Database Programming DESCRIPTION You must be able to create a database, manage a storage structure, data storage, and security. You must also be able to perform database backups and recovery and other database structure and technique components. REGULATORY Oracle PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach /fundamentals of Database and Database Programming as innovative courses. Business Programming does not require the innovative course approval, but you must teach the TEKS of the course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Fundamentals of Database or Database Programming must: 1. Hold a valid secondary teaching certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course. 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. Teachers teaching Business Programming must hold a secondary Business teaching certificate. TRAINING The student will: A. Have an introductory knowledge of Oracle SQL and PL/SQL 1. Perform basic SELECT Statements 2. DML and DDL 3. PL/SQL basics 4. Data retrieval techniques Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 69
  • 47. B. Have basic database administration knowledge 1. Manage and instance 2. Create a database 3. Manage storage structures 4. Manage data storage 5. Manage security C. Have basic backup and recovery knowledge 1. Perform recoveries and backups 2. Backup and recovery troubleshooting D. Have basic knowledge in performance tuning 1. Perform tuning architecture and strategy 2. Memory I/O and contention 3. Optimize sorts and minimize contention E. Have basic knowledge in network administration 1. Basic configuration 2. Additional configuration and troubleshooting TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Fees range from $40 for the Beta version to $125 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 70
  • 48. Server+ PROGRAM Networking Essentials DESCRIPTION You must be knowledgeable with advanced PC hardware issues, such as RAID, SCSI, multiple CPUs, SANs - and more. REGULATORY Comptia PROGRAM APPROVAL You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach this as an innovative course. INSTRUCTOR Teachers teaching Networking Essentials course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary teaching certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course. 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. TRAINING The student will: A. Have in-depth knowledge of servers, including working knowledge of troubleshooting, physical security and disaster recovery. Can recover from a server failure B. Ensure high availability by meeting the Service Level Agreement requirements, including proactively recognizing and responding to problems and performing recovery C. Have thorough working knowledge of hardware configuration and network connectivity. Includes the ability to perform problem determination for all aspects of the server (hardware, software, networking) D. Install and configure server hardware to meet application requirements E. Implement current and emerging data storage and transfer technologies such as SCSI and, RAID F. Have a thorough working knowledge of networking protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SNMP, DMI) for diagnosing the impact of the network on the server and vice versa G. Provide support, including second level support for resellers and end-users H. Perform maintenance on server systems, data storage subsystems, and network devices Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 71
  • 49. I. Have good planning and integration skills to be able to Upgrade a server without impacting network users Increase storage capacity without impacting network users Design and implement a data recovery plan in the event of a network device failure Perform peripheral upgrades, BIOS upgrades, memory upgrades, processor upgrades, mass storage upgrades, and adapter upgrades J. Demonstrate high levels of leadership through mentoring and training others in server concepts and operations. TESTING PREREQUISISTES Novell CNA or Microsoft MCP are recommended EXAM/FEE Fees start at $82 Business Education January 2003 DRAFT 72