NETWORKING CONCEPTS

 

Acquiring a high level of familiarization and proficiency in working on and with networks is essential in today’s connected workplace.  This event provides recognition for FBLA members who have an understanding of data communications and network administration.
 

COMPETENCIES
 

The one-hour objective test will consist of questions on general network terminology and concepts, network operating system concepts, network security, equipment for network access (Wi-Fi, wireleses), OSI model functionality, and network topologies and connectivity. 

 

ELIGIBILITY
 

Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.

 

District:        Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

 

State:           Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

 

National:     See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

 

PROCEDURE
 

• Participants must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the FBLA district and state chapters and the national association.

 

• Participants must not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.

 

• Participants failing to report on time may be either disqualified or permitted to begin late with no extension of the time as scheduled. 

 

• Participants must furnish their own No. 2 pencils and erasers.  Nongraphing calculators will be provided.  No electronic devices may be brought to the event.     No reference materials or other items are to be brought to the event.

 

• Participants must adhere to the dress code established by the Board of Directors or they will not be permitted to participate in the competitive event.

 

JUDGING

Tests will be machine graded.  In the event of a tie, the students’ performance on the final ten questions of the exam will be evaluated.  After that, if necessary, the order in which the tests were received will be used.
 
 

AWARDS
 

District:        The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.

 

State:           State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.

 

National:     The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum number will be ten.