205 IT PC / Network Support

Finalists

  • Matias Haapanielmi, Seinäjoen koulutuskuntayhtymä
  • Juho-Pekka Hjelt, Hyria koulutus Oy
  • Jere Kärkkäinen, Savon ammattiopisto
  • Jannik Larjama, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Pyry Nordström, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Aleksanteri Seppä, Oulun seudun ammattiopisto
  • Aleksi Sievälä, Hyria koulutus Oy

International competitor

  • Aliaksandr Kavaliou (Belarus)

Competition task structure and central task module components

Module 1. Network task
Competition time for the task 2 h, 10 points

The task is to build an own ”competition network” configuring the network equipment and connect the own network to the Internet.

Module 2. Windows server and workstation environment task
Competition time for the task 5 h, 35 points

In the task the competitor operates as the main user of the company’s Windows environment. The competitor configures services of the server and workstation, in accordance with the customer’s wishes.

Module 3. Linux server and workstation environment task
Competition time for the task 4 h, 25 points

In the task the competitor operates as the main user of the company’s Linus environment. The competitor configures services of the server and workstation, in accordance with the customer’s wishes.

Module 4. Express task 1, Identification
Competition time for the task 30 min, 5 points

The task is to identify ten IT ”products”. The products can be for example cables, tools and components.

Module 4. Express task 2, Customer service
Competition time for the task 30 min, 5p oints

The task is to serve a customer. The customer has some IT problem. The competitor should solve the problem so that the customer is satisfied with the service.

Module 5. Cloud service task
Competition time for the task 2 h, 10 points

Tha task is to configure a cloud service, in accordance with the customer’s wishes.

Module 6. Network task, Packet Tracer
Competition time for the task 2 h, 10 points

The task is to fix faults in the company’s network. The task is performed with a simulation Program.

 

Main assessment criteria

The tasks are modular so that the daily results can be assessed separately. The scoring system is the CIS marking system, which has a maximum total score of 100 points.

The competition tasks are based on the assessment criteria of ”Excellent” of the vocational qualification in Information and Telecommunications Technology, units Installation of computer and installation of telecommunications device, server systems and project works.

  • Network task, 10 p
  • Windows server and workstation environment, 35 p
  • Linux server and workstation environment, 25 p
  • Express task 1, Identification, 5 p
  • Express task 2, Customer Service, 5 p
  • Network task, PacketTracer, 10 p
  • Cloud service task, 10 p

 

Description of the assessment process

The assessment will be carried out by using a functionality approach. The functionality will be tested in practice.

The jury consists of judges, representing employers and/or college. The judges are experienced professionals. Moreover, a main judge, who organises and is responsible for implementing the assessment, is included in the jury.

 

Materials, equipment and work phases used and the competition area

The equipment and tools provided by the organiser:

  • laptops and standard PC computers
  • usual peripherals, as a keyboard and a wireless mouse
  • routers (Mikrotik)
  • switches Cisco Catalyst 2950- 24
  • RJ-45-workstation cables
  • operating systems: Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016, Linux Debian 9.x
  • server environments are arranged in virtual environment Hyper-V
  • necessary application software

The operating systems used in the competition will be provided by the organizer. The operating systems are in English.

 

What the competitor brings to the competition venue

The competitor can bring along to the competition site an own keyboard and mouse, if he/she wants.

 

A sample task and assessment as a whole

There are advance tasks available. The jury reserves the right to change max. 30% of the advance tasks, before the start of the competition. You can load the advance tasks here (pdf).

 

Judges

  • Main judge Mikko Lundahl, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Seppo Aapa, Tampereen seudun ammattiopisto Tredu
  • Marianna Virtanen, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Mika Vilpo, Elisa Oyj
  • Markus Lintuala, Elisa Oyj
  • Jalmari Välimaa, Hyria
  • Noora Komulainen, Ponsse Oyj
  • Joonas Närhi, Kaisanet

Taitaja Competition enables the develompent of competence and competence demonstration for the competitors. The judges of the skill categories will give feedback to the competitors during the competition and they will also evaluate the competition tasks. The presentations and ideas created during the competition are in the public domain and can be used by an individual or an enterprise. The presentations and ideas can be used as they are or further developed. The Taitaja2019 event is mainly publicly funded from the semifinals to the finals. The materials produced during the event are openly availabe without any usage fees.