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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14908  Demonstrate an understanding of testing IT systems against given specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended:
  • To demonstrate fundamental of knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Select an appropriate test procedure for the hardware and software
  • Apply the test procedure to hardware and software
  • Collect and record data from tests
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open.
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having the prior knowledge and skills to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of fundamental English (at least NQF level 3)
  • demonstrate PC competency skills (End User Computing unit standards up to level 3) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select an appropriate test procedure for the IT Systems to be tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The selection clarifies the purpose of the test and the data required from it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The selection identifies any factors that may affect the choice of the test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The selection identifies the resources available for the test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The selection complies with all relevant regulatory, licensing, contractual and health and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the test procedure to the IT Systems to be tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The application ensures correct preparation of the test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The application tests the hardware using the selected test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The application tests the software using the selected test procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The application ensures that all performance parameters and operational requirements are tested. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The application identifies any problems with the test procedure and takes appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The application complies with all relevant regulatory, licensing, contractual and health and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collect and record data from tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The recording ensures that the required data was produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The recording ensures that the data was correctly collected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The recording ensures that the data are sufficient to meet the purpose of the test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The recording identifies any problems with the collection of data and takes appropriate action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The results are recorded by using an appropriate information system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare the testing to ensure the given specifications will be addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The preparation ensures a plan is prepared for the testing in line with the given specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The preparation ensures the plan specifies what needs to be testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The preparation documents the test scenarios and test data to be used for the test. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The preparation documents the outcomes expected for each of the scenarios prepared. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:
    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (e.g. In a commercial or government organisation). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when engaging with systems development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS 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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