Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports

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From the official document:

"This unit defines the competency required to monitor website traffic and compile traffic reports as specified."

Basically, that means ... (translate above into plain english)

You can read more about this unit on the National Training Information Systems Official document for ICAS4200A.

This unit is part of the following qualifications:


How this unit will help you[edit]

After learning and applying the skills required by this unit you'll be able to demonstrate your ability to:

  1. Evaluate a few different site-monitoring options - you might choose to evaluate 1 or two web-based monitoring tools (Google Analytics) and one or two hosted solutions (such as webalizer)
  2. Set up the chosen solution to monitor a site (or sites)
  3. Monitor your site over a period of time
  4. Decide on the type of reports that will be most useful (or have been specified by your organisations requirements)
  5. Generate the reports and use them to suggest improvements for your sites performance, as well as to predict when traffic will peak (if you've not got traffic peaks, you might want to discuss instead traffic peaks of a high-profile site, such as e-bay, to demonstrate your understanding)

Ideas for learning the required skills[edit]

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Ideas for demonstrating this unit[edit]

The best way to demonstrate these skills is ...

Grading[edit]

If you are demonstrating this unit as part of a formal course, you might find that the unit is graded (meaning you can not only demonstrate your competence, but can also gain a credit or distinction). Your facilitator may already have set criteria that your college uses. If not, here are some ideas for possible credit/distinction activities that you can discuss with your facilitator:

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Notes and discrepancies[edit]

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