Level 3 Cloud Based Systems and Services

Performance points for 2019 

Will be on UCAS Tariff Table from May 2018 onwards.

For Certificate: 3 mandatory units below and 2 optional,for example Cisco CyberSecurity Essentials and Networking Essentials

For Diploma: 3 mandatory units below and 5 optional, for example Cisco CCNA 1-4, Cisco CCNA Security

Please note: although the units are "optional", they are actually mandatory as they are required for Guided Learning Hours.  They are optional as there is a choice of many from which to select the required number.

 

Level 3

Level 3, Unit 40 - Cloud Based Services and Applications (5 credits)

1. Select, analyse and connect cloud based services and their associated applications to meet needs

2. Install and configure accounts and manage them to meet needs and be in line with costs and requirements

3. Check and test the systems in terms of functionality and interoperability and that they meet needs and expectations

1.1 Describe the connectivity needed for cloud based services to work 2.1 Analyse the requirements for account management 3.1 Analyse system needs based on effectiveness and efficiency
1.2 Analyse the connectivity needed to make cloud based services productive and efficient 2.2 Assess the needs of account management and recommend procedures and processes for optimal use 3.2 Document and describe system needs to match outcomes
1.3 Critically assess the needs of different devices needed to connect and use the cloud, including any limitations they might have 2.3 Verify account management procedures are fit for purpose 3.3 Describe and explain different file types relating to expected needs and outcomes
1.4 Research and recommend applications for cloud based services dependent on needs 2.4 Evaluate costs associated with cloud based access against requirements 3.4 Describe and explain file extensions in terms of strengths and weaknesses
1.5 Describe and evaluate the limitations on connectivity based on speed and expected outcomes 2.5 Describe and recommend account management packages based on value for money and suitability 3.5 Present research and match findings to the requirements of different needs and expectations
2.6 Use/evaluate different tools/control panels/portals to manage cloud products
2.7 Compare several different offerings and recommend the best one based on cost, services and account flexibility
2.8 Use account management techniques in line with local guidelines and legal restrictions

Level 3, Unit 41 - Cloud Based Systems and Security (5 credits)

1. Assess and understand cloud based systems and the required security to make them effective

2. Analyse and configure systems for effective and efficient data management and make recommendations

3. Investigate and understand security threats and legal issues surrounding cloud based systems

1.1 Describe and compare the main hypervisors used to deliver cloud computing 2.1 Evaluate the key hardware and software required for big data solutions and describe how it is used 3.1 Analyse and research the main threats to cloud based systems
1.2 Describe the main systems and hardware used for cloud based use and explain their main features 2.2 Analyse the data requirements of a range of situations 3.2 Describe the threats to cloud based systems and give examples of their functionality
1.3 Analyse the features of the main cloud based systems and services 2.3 Describe how the data needs of different companies and usage will affect their data solutions 3.3 Describe and recommend ways to minimise threats to cloud based systems
1.4 Assess the strengths of the cloud based services on offer and give clear examples to illustrate my conclusions 2.4 Describe the different types of data management system available 3.4 Describe the laws which affect cloud based services
1.5 Assess the weaknesses of the cloud based services on offer and indicate ways to minimise the impact of these problems 2.5 Assess the strengths of data management systems and recommend the best in terms of effectiveness and efficiency 3.5 Describe the licenses and their impact on cloud based services
1.6 Evaluate cloud based services and systems against desktop and dedicated server based systems 2.6 Evaluate data management and attempt to predict future trends 3.6 Evaluate the impact of laws and licenses on the development of cloud based services
2.7 Analyse the legal implications of cloud based data storage and retrieval

Level 3, Unit 42 - Undertaking a Real-World Project (5 credits)

Links to ITQ units

Entry LevelLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Entry Level 1, Unit 1 - Improving Productivity Using IT (1 credit) Level 1, Unit 1 - Improving Productivity Using IT (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 33 - Application Development Using Project Management Methods (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 1 - Improving Productivity Using IT (5 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 1 - Improving Productivity Using IT (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 2 - Web site Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 1 - Improving Productivity Using IT (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 2 - Website Software (5 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 2 - Using ICT to Select and Exchange Information (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 3 - Using Collaborative Technologies (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 2 - Web site Software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 3 - Using Collaborative Technologies (6 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 3 - Online Basics (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 4 - IT Security for Users (1 credit) Level 2, Unit 3 - Using Collaborative Technologies (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 4 - IT Security for Users (3 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 4 -Desktop Publishing Software (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 5 - Spreadsheet Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 4 - IT Security for Users (2 credits) Level 3, Unit 5 - Spreadsheet Software (6 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 5 - Using ICT: Safe Working Practices (1 credit) Level 1, Unit 6 - Specialist Software (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 5 - Spreadsheet Software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 6 - Specialist Software (4 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 6 - Using ICT in the Workplace (3 credits) Level 1, Unit 7 - Word Processing (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 6 - Specialist software (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 7 - Word Processing Software (6 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 7 - Imaging software (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 8 - Using the Internet (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 7 - Word processing (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 8 - Using the Internet (5 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 8 - Using ICT Equipment in a Work Place (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 9 - Drawing and planning (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 8 - Using the internet (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 9 - Drawing and Planning Software (4 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 9 - Using Word Processing Software (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 10 - Presentation Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 9 - Drawing and planning (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 10 - Presentation Software (6 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 10 - ICT for Employment (1 credit) Level 1, Unit 11 - Database Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 10 - Presentation software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 11 - Database Software (6 credits)
Entry Level 2, Unit 11 - Audio and Video Software (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 12 - Desktop Publishing Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 11 - Database software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 12 - Desktop Publishing Software (5 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 1 - Improving Productivity Using IT (3 credits) Level 1, Unit 13 - Using Email (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 12 - Desktop Publishing Software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 13 - Using E-mail (3 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 2 - Online Basics (1 credit) Level 1, Unit 14 - Audio Software (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 13 - Using Email (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 14 - Audio Software (4 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 3 - Desktop Publishing Software (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 15 - Imaging Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 14 - Audio Software (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 15 - Imaging Software (5 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 4 - Displaying Information Using ICT (3 credits) Level 1, Unit 16 - IT Communication Fundamentals (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 15 - Imaging Software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 17 - Video Software (4 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 5 - Using ICT to Find Information (3 credits) Level 1, Unit 17 - Video Software (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 16 - IT Communication Fundamentals (2 credits) Level 3, Unit 23 - Multimedia Software (6 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 6 - Communicating Information Using ICT (3 credits) Level 1, Unit 18 - IT Software Fundamentals (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 17 - Video Software (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 24 - Additive Manufacture (6 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 7 - Producing Charts Using ICT (3 credits) Level 1, Unit 19 - IT User Fundamentals (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 18 - IT Software Fundamentals (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 27 - Design Software (5 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 8 - IT Security for users (1 credit) Level 1, Unit 20 - Using Mobile IT Devices (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 19 - IT User Fundamentals (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 28 - Optimise IT System Performance (5 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 10 - Presentation software (2 credits) Level 1, Unit 21 - Data Management Software (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 20 - Using Mobile IT Devices (2 credits) Level 3, Unit 29 - Set Up an IT System (5 credits)
Entry Level 3, Unit 28 - Personal information management software (1 credit) Level 1 Unit 22 - Understanding the social and environmental impact of architecture and construction (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 21 - Data Management Software (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 32 - Computerised Accounting Software (5 credits)
Level 1, Unit 23 - Multimedia Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 22 -Understanding the social and environmental impact of architecture and construction (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 37 - Internet of Things (6 credits)
Level 1, Unit 24 - Additive Manufacture (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 23 - Multimedia Software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 40 - Cloud Based Services and Applications (5 credits)
Level 1, Unit 25 - Developing Computer Games and Puzzles (4 credits) Level 2, Unit 24, Additive Manufacture (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 41 - Cloud Based Systems and Security (5 credits)
Level 1, Unit 26 - Computer Games Development (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 25 - Developing Computer Games and Puzzles (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 42 - Undertaking a Real-World Project (5 credits)
Level 1, Unit 27 - Design Software (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 26 - Computer Games Development (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 44 - Bespoke Software (4 credits)
Level 1, Unit 28 - Optimise IT System Performance (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 27 - Design Software (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 57 - Networking Fundamentals (5 credits)
Level 1, Unit 29 - Set Up an IT System (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 28 - Optimise IT System Performance (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 60 - Cisco CCNA 1 – Introduction to Networks (6 credits)
Level 1, Unit 31 - Internet Safety for IT users (3 credits) Level 2, Unit 29 - Set Up an IT System (4 credits) Level 3, Unit 61 - Cisco CCNA 2 – Routing and Switching (6 credits)
Level 1, Unit 32 - Computerised Accounting Software (2 credits) Level 2, Unit 32 - Computerised Accounting Software (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 62 - Cisco CCNA 3 – Scaling Networks (6 credits)
Level 1, Unit 102 - Digital Editing and Publishing (4 credits) DELLevel 2, Unit 70 - Understanding of Cyber Security and Online Threats (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 63 - Cisco CCNA 4 – Connecting Networks (6 credits)
Level 1, Unit 103 - Digital Modelling (4 credits) DELLevel 2, Unit 71 - Analysing and Evaluating Cyber Threats (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 64 - Cisco – CCNA Security (6 credits)
Level 1, Unit 105 - Digital Design and Graphics (4 credits) DELLevel 2, Unit 72 - Applying and Deploying Security Tools and Best Practice (3 credits) Level 3, Unit 65 - Cisco – CyberSecurity Essentials (6 credits)
DELLevel 2, Unit 73 - Extended Project: Securing and Defending Online Systems (6 credits) Level 3, Unit 66 - Cisco – IT Essentials (6 credits)
Level 2, Unit 80 - Digital Tools and Best Practice for Project Management (5 credits) Level 3, Unit 67 - Cisco – Networking Essentials (6 credits)
Level 2, Unit 81 - Digital Safety and Security Policies and Procedures (4 credits)
Level 2, Unit 82 - Digital Editing and Publishing (3 credits)
Level 2, Unit 83 - Digital Design and Graphics (3 credits)
Level 2, Unit 84 - Digital Modelling and Data Management (3 credits)