Network Operating System Toolkit

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Be accountable for installing, testing, maintaining, and upgrading network operating systems software; and/or ensuring the rigorous application of information security/cybersecurity policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of network services.

More Uses of the Network Operating System Toolkit:

  • Ensure you build policies to utilize automation to secure infrastructure, software and other technical components.

  • Warrant that your organization recommends and prepares operating policies and procedures for networks, system operations, and product assembly and installation.

  • Ensure your organization receives network, communications, and related operating systems from various sources as design centers and commercial vendors; maintains an inventory of all network hardware and software.

  • Confirm your organization monitors operation of the network and ensures that hardware and software are functioning properly and that operation standards are met.

  • Be accountable for auditing reviewing a site code and configuration to ensure security best practices and safety.

  • Manage: installation and maintenance of personal computers, loading software, printer maintenance, imaging pcs, and providing local and remote end user support.

  • Establish that your organization administers the network operating system environment in coordination with the domain administrators.

  • Manage work with a variety of security efforts that span application and network level initiatives.

  • Confirm your organization implements network operating system and/or network application software, and maintain contact with software suppliers to ensure that current releases of software products are in use.

  • Arrange that your organization principles, deployment and troubleshooting Active Directory applications in a large enterprise environment.

  • Contribute to the design and architecture of high quality, complex systems and software/storage environments.

  • Determine the enterprises specific privacy related requirements and potential vulnerabilities.

  • Confirm your organization provides ongoing support, resolution of problems, and recovery of operating malfunctions involving various hardware components and software failures.

  • Be accountable for troubleshooting skills and diagnostic skills used in diagnosing network, operating system software and hardware related issues.

  • Lead: function tests the hardware and software to resolve technical problems and makes the appropriate on site repairs.

  • Contribute to the design and architecture of new or re engineered software/storage environments.

  • Troubleshoot and investigate issues with long haul circuits and hardware, working closely with ISPs to minimize downtime to the office network.

  • Provide hardware and software support for microcomputer based desktop, mobile and server systems.

  • Ensure your organization develops and maintains local procedures for networks, system operations, and product assembly and installation.

  • Assure your organization implements new network operating systems hardware and software and develops base wide network operating procedures.

  • Confirm your organization implements all network operating system and/or application software and maintains contact with software suppliers to ensure that current releases of software products are in use.

  • Confirm your organization evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

  • Be certain that your organization assess business risks and evaluate the effectiveness of controls at the network, operating system, database and application levels.

  • Deploy the release of new technologies and perform installations, upgrades, testing, and maintenance of environmental software in multiple server and multiple network operating system environments.

  • Confirm your organization plans and/or installs network components, network operating systems and network software/applications.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Network Operating System Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Network Operating System related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Network Operating System specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Network Operating System Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Network Operating System improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. When user access requirements increase because of business needs, does the security or network administrator just modify the access controls without the user managers documented approval?

  2. Is the money available to spend on information security better spent on a firewall and network security technology, or would investing in training personnel bring more effective results?

  3. Without an asset inventory, how are the systems and network engineering groups supposed to sift through security alerts and know which ones apply to them and which can be discarded?

  4. Do your networked systems (systems on the network using wired or wireless technology) comply with the minimum requirements of the networked system information security standard?

  5. Are there local user communities (face-to-face or Webbased) that can be used to access local technical support for different network operating system software systems?

  6. How do you continuously discover and eliminate existing and evolving vulnerabilities in real-time given the dynamic nature of network configurations and applications?

  7. Do you routinely manage, monitor, and/or analyze user activity, network activity, performance data, application activity, and/or flow data in your infrastructure?

  8. How do you implement enhanced levels of security (firewall, IPS/IDS, antivirus, vulnerability management, botnet protection) on top of network-level controls?

  9. Does the it organization perform performance monitoring as well as short and long term project planning for the system and network infrastructure components?

  10. Are procedures in place to allow secure updating of operating system, applications software and/or firmware for server(s), workstations and network devices?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Network Operating System book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Network Operating System self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Network Operating System Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Network Operating System areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Network Operating System Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Network Operating System projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Network Operating System Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Network Operating System project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Does the ims include all contract and/or designated management control milestones?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Is the Network Operating System project status reviewed with the steering and executive teams at appropriate intervals?

  3. Cost Baseline: Are you asking management for something as a result of this update?

  4. Change Management Plan: Is there a support model for this application and are the details available for distribution?

  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: Has a provision been made to reassess Network Operating System project risks at various Network Operating System project stages?

  6. Procurement Management Plan: Has a structured approach been used to break work effort into manageable components (WBS)?

  7. Cost Management Plan: Are any non-compliance issues that exist due to State practices communicated to your organization?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Are assumptions being identified, recorded, analyzed, qualified and closed?

  9. Procurement Audit: Are purchasing actions processed on a timely basis?

  10. Assumption and Constraint Log: How many Network Operating System project staff does this specific process affect?

Step-by-step and complete Network Operating System Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Network Operating System project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Network Operating System project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Network Operating System project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Network Operating System project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Network Operating System project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Network Operating System project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Network Operating System project with this in-depth Network Operating System Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Network Operating System projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Network Operating System and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Network Operating System investments work better.

This Network Operating System All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.