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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage computer risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14977  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage computer risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-08  2006-10-08  SAQA 0150/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-10-08   2010-10-08  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242673  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risks associated with electronic technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for managers of organisations and learners who manage asset risk in insurance, and other organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing the computer risk in a specific organisation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of computer hardware in an organisation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of computer software in an organisation.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the management of computer data in an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is
  • Hardware risk includes but is not limited to fire, theft, flood, electrical, ventilation, power surge, lighting, mechanical failure, users incompetence.
  • Software risk includes but is not limited to piracy, viruses, backups, systems failure, user incompetence, firewalls and hacking.
  • Data risk includes but is not limited to theft, choice of software, loss of productivity, loss of use, intellectual capital and fraud. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the computer risk in a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The risks associated with computers are known and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The exposure level within an organisation is classified and qualified in terms of hardware, software and data and presented in a matrix. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Financial resources in an organisation are analysed for availability and sufficiency to compensate for damage or loss of hardware or software in the entity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of computer hardware in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential risks to hardware are identified and prioritised for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendations are made to manage the risk for three of the identified risks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of computer software in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential risks to software are identified and prioritised for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendations are made to manage the risk for three of the identified risks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the management of computer data in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential risks to data are identified and prioritised for a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendations are made to manage the risk for three of the identified risks. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the INSQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with INSQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with INSQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential computer risks in an organisation and recommending control measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in collecting and interpreting data relating to computer risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in presenting their recommendations for risk management. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242673, "Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risks associated with electronic technology", level 4, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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