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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies

Tool no. 1: LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS BY BUSINESS PROCESS

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

1 : PLANNING AND DESIGNING NEW SERVICES

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) ANALYSIS, STUDY AND EVALUATION

1.1.S

1.2.S

Designing a product or service

Conducting a market study

1.1.1.S

Researching trends in the market and technology

1.1.2.S 1.1.3.S

Identifying a product or service Devising the technical specifications of the product or service Conducting a feasibility study Analyzing the competition - Researching documentation - Compiling and analyzing information - Drafting recommendations Conducting a study of comparative products or services - Researching documentation - Compiling and analyzing information - Identifying business opportunities and market trends - Drafting recommendations Making recommendations and drafting the final report Conducting a value analysis

1.1.4.S 1.2.1.S

1.2.2.S

1.3.S

1.4.S

1.5.S

Conducting a financial analysis of a project

Focusing a product's development from a marketing perspective

Ensuring a technological watch

1.2.3.S 1.3.1.S 1.3.2.S 1.3.3.S 1.4.1.S

Performing a cost/benefits analysis Formulating recommendations Characterizing the operation of the national telecommunications market

1.4.2.S 1.4.3.S 1.5.1.S

Analyzing the profitability of development scenarios Selecting development avenues Becoming informed on the evolution of technological markets and competitive products Conducting research in one's field of expertise Regularly updating one's technical knowledge

1.5.2.S 1.5.3.S

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

1 : PLANNING AND DESIGNING NEW SERVICES

Category

Competency

PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

1.6.S

Competency Indicator

Planning the execution of the project

1.6.1.S

1.6.2.S

1.6.3.S

1.6.4.S

1.7.S

Conducting the project follow-up

1.7.1.S

1.7.2.S

1.7.3.S

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Putting in place the project team - Identifying the project participants - Determining each participant's roles and responsibilities - Holding a project launch meeting Establishing production schedules - Determining the steps involved in the project's production - Consulting the stakeholders concerned - Devising production scenarios (risks, operations, schedules, constraints) - Selecting the scenario and producing the calendar Establishing operational processes - Developing processes - Conveying the processes developed - Producing a process implementation calendar Establishing the marketing plan - Setting objectives (market penetration, sales, etc.) - Establishing the marketing strategy (price, promotion, distribution, etc.) Overseeing the proper operation of the processes in place - Validating the operation of the processes with various stakeholders - Implementing the necessary corrective measures Conducting a budget follow-up on the project - Analyzing variances - Drafting the final report Wrapping up the project

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

1 : PLANNING AND DESIGNING NEW SERVICES

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

1.8.S

Competency Indicator

Testing the product or service and 1.8.1.S making the necessary adjustments

1.8.2.S

1.9.S

Launching the product or service onto the marke

1.9.1.S 1.9.2.S

1.9.3.S

Testing the product or service - Testing the components of the product or service - End-to-end testing of the product or service - Executing a pilot project for the product or service Revising and adjusting activities - Identifying variances in relation to the plan - Adjusting the schedule or activities Consulting all stakeholders involved - Organizing a meeting or launch call Applying the marketing strategy - Applying the communication plan - Applying the sales plan Providing technical and operational support

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

1.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

1.1.1.T

Applying knowledge on trends in the world of telecommunications

1.1.2.T

Understanding the function and types of applications of SONET, IP, Broadband, Ethernet, switching, wireless technologies, etc. Applying knowledge on telecommunications regulations Analyzing the physical layout of a telecommunications network Operating word processing software Preparing presentations using a presentation software Operating an electronic spreadsheet Operating a project management software Browsing the Web and managing e-mail

1.1.3.T 1.1.4.T 1.2.T

Using tools and systems

1.2.1.T 1.2.2.T 1.2.3.T 1.2.4.T 1.2.5.T

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

1 : PLANNING AND DESIGNING NEW SERVICES

Category

Competency

TECHNOLOGIES

1.3.T

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

1.4.T

1.5.T

Competency Indicator

Applying a problem-solving method

Communicating in the workplace

Working on a cross-functional team

1.3.1.T

Identifying the problem

1.3.2.T 1.3.3.T 1.3.4.T 1.3.5.T 1.3.6.T 1.4.1.T

Analyzing the situation Finding solutions Choosing the optimal solution Planning the corrective action Executing the plan Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations Negotiating agreements Gathering information Reaching a consensus Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects Diffusing conflict situations

1.4.2.T 1.4.3.T 1.4.4.T 1.4.5.T 1.4.6.T 1.5.1.T 1.5.2.T 1.5.3.T 1.5.4.T 1.5.5.T 1.5.6.T

MANAGEMENT

1.6.T

Organizing one's work and managing the information

1.6.1.T 1.6.2.T 1.6.3.T

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Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

1 : PLANNING AND DESIGNING NEW SERVICES

Category

Competency

MANAGEMENT

1.7.T

Competency Indicator

Innovating and adapting to change

1.7.1.T 1.7.2.T 1.7.3.T 1.7.4.T

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Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

2 : SELLING SERVICES

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) ANALYSIS, STUDY AND EVALUATION

PRODUCTION

2.1.S

2.2.S

Analyzing the client's requirements

Identifying possible solutions

2.1.1.S

Researching trends in the market and technology

2.1.2.S 2.1.3.S

Identifying a product or service Devising the technical specifications of the product or service Conducting a feasibility study Globally and clearly analyzing the information obtained when analyzing the requirements Researching the technological elements for responding to the client's requirements Devising appropriate action plans Identifying the resources required for the implementation of the appropriate solution Describing the technological characteristics of the client's network and the associated key sales arguments Determining a sales strategy limiting penetration by the competition at a client's location Learning the main characteristics of the industry and the market in which the clients are evolving Becoming informed on new technologies, products and the competition Identifying the products and services offered to the clientele that are linked to call centres and electronic commerce

2.1.4.S 2.2.1.S 2.2.2.S 2.2.3.S 2.2.4.S

2.3.S

Applying market strategies

2.3.1.S 2.3.2.S 2.3.3.S 2.3.4.S 2.3.5.S

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

2 : SELLING SERVICES

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

2.4.S

Competency Indicator

Presenting and selling the solution(s) developed to clients

2.4.1.S 2.4.2.S 2.4.3.S 2.4.4.S

2.4.5.S 2.4.6.S

2.5.S

Providing technical support

2.4.7.S 2.4.8.S 2.5.1.S 2.5.2.S 2.5.3.S

Preparing the presentation of the solutions proposed for clients Making presentations to teams of clients and senior management Developing and maintaining good relationships with the clients Identifying the key decision-makers and influential individuals and developing sound long-term relationships or partnerships with them Being fully aware of the internal client dynamics in order to develop a relevant sales strategy Representing the company to clients, adopting professional behaviour and being conscientious about one's personal appearance Conducting face-to-face sales activities Analyzing and creating new business opportunities Responding to the client requirements that arise and identifying business opportunities Advising pre-sales groups and customer service Providing an interface with different technical groups at the client's location and internally

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

2.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

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2.1.1.T

Applying knowledge on the corporate operational milieu

2.1.2.T

Analyzing a situation from a global perspective

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

2 : SELLING SERVICES

Category

Competency

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

2.3.T

2.4.T

Competency Indicator

Communicating in the workplace

Working on a cross-functional team

2.3.1.T 2.3.2.T 2.3.3.T 2.3.4.T 2.3.5.T 2.4.1.T 2.4.2.T 2.4.3.T 2.4.4.T 2.4.5.T 2.4.6.T

MANAGEMENT

2.5.T

Organizing one's work and managing the information

2.5.1.T 2.5.2.T

2.6.T

Innovating and adapting to change

2.5.3.T 2.6.1.T 2.6.2.T 2.6.3.T 2.6.4.T

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Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations to clients Negotiating agreements Gathering information Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects Diffusing conflict situations Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

3 : PLANNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) ANALYSIS, STUDY AND EVALUATION

3.1.S

Studying the possibility of introducing a new technology

3.1.1.S

3.1.2.S 3.1.3.S 3.1.4.S

3.2.S

3.3.S

PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

3.4.S

Participating in the budgetmaking process for the strategic development of the network

Focusing a product's development from a marketing perspective

Conducting a budget follow-up for projects under way

3.2.1.S

3.2.2.S 3.2.3.S 3.3.1.S

Providing a budget estimate Providing specifications on budget items Characterizing the operation of the telecommunications market

3.3.2.S 3.3.3.S 3.4.1.S

Analyzing the profitability of development scenarios Selecting development avenues Validating a "project" sheet reflecting the allocation of financial resources Validating the follow-up of monthly spending Analyzing budget variances Reporting to management Making any corrections to the allocation of financial resources

3.4.2.S 3.4.3.S 3.4.4.S 3.4.5.S

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Studying products available on the market in accordance with requirements - Researching documentation Carrying out additional studies on the most relevant projects Selecting products with the greatest usage potential Developing implementation scenarios - Conducting a profitability study - Executing standardization tests - Making a recommendation as to whether or not to introduce the new technology Identifying potential projects

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

3 : PLANNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

3.5.S

Competency Indicator

Planning the management of services for strategic portfolios

3.5.1.S

3.5.3.S 3.5.4.S 3.5.5.S 3.6.1.S

Managing budget envelopes in accordance with network launch activities Keeping the client abreast of the progress of the work under way Monitoring expenses versus allocations Reporting to management Implementing corrections (if necessary) Identifying the network parameters

3.6.2.S 3.6.3.S 3.6.4.S 3.7.1.S

Developing a mathematical growth model Carrying out awareness studies of the model Drafting recommendations on network "dimensioning" Conducting a study of the network in place

3.7.2.S 3.7.3.S 3.7.4.S

Conducting a study of potential traffic "Dimensioning" the network Conducting an analysis of evolution scenarios - Preparing the preliminary design - Determining the planning costs - Carrying out the planning analysis Choosing the optimal solution Issuing network deployment recommendations - Submitting an application for funds - Defending a cost/benefits study to management - Analyzing requests for modifications and comments

3.5.2.S

3.6.S

PRODUCTION

3.7.S

Developing models for network growth

Responding to the demand for the growth or development of existing networks

3.7.5.S 3.7.6.S

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

3 : PLANNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

3.8.S

Competency Indicator

Developing applications for basic budgets

3.8.1.S 3.8.2.S 3.8.3.S 3.8.4.S 3.8.5.S

3.9.S

Providing consulting services

3.8.6.S 3.9.1.S 3.9.2.S 3.9.3.S 3.9.4.S

Identifying the budgets necessary to enhance the existing network Determining network deployment requirements Estimating deployment costs Finalizing the application Presenting the application and answering questions from management Making changes to the application Developing scenarios Establishing costs Validating designs Making technical recommendations with regard to the network feed

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

3.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

3.1.1.T

3.1.2.T 3.1.3.T 3.2.T

Using tools and systems

3.2.1.T 3.2.2.T 3.2.3.T 3.2.4.T 3.2.5.T 3.2.6.T

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Understanding the function and types of applications of SONET, IP, Broadband, Ethernet, switching, wireless technologies, etc. Analyzing the physical layout of a telecommunications network Characterizing the evolution and convergence of different technologies Operating word processing software Preparing presentations using a presentation software Operating an electronic spreadsheet Producing technical drawings Operating a project management system Browsing the Web and managing e-mail

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

3 : PLANNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

TECHNOLOGIES

3.3.T

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

3.4.T

3.5.T

Competency Indicator

Applying a problem-solving method

Communicating in the workplace

Working on a cross-functional team

3.3.1.T

Identifying the problem

3.3.2.T 3.3.3.T 3.3.4.T 3.3.5.T 3.3.6.T 3.4.1.T

Analyzing the situation Finding solutions Choosing the optimal solution Planning the corrective action Executing the plan Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations Negotiating agreements Gathering information Reaching a consensus Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects Diffusing conflict situations

3.4.2.T 3.4.3.T 3.4.4.T 3.4.5.T 3.4.6.T 3.5.1.T 3.5.2.T 3.5.3.T 3.5.4.T 3.5.5.T 3.5.6.T

MANAGEMENT

3.6.T

Organizing one's work and managing the information

3.6.1.T 3.6.2.T 3.6.3.T

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Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

3 : PLANNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

MANAGEMENT

3.7.T

Competency Indicator

Innovating and adapting to change

3.7.1.T 3.7.2.T 3.7.3.T 3.7.4.T

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Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

4 : DESIGNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) ANALYSIS, STUDY AND EVALUATION

4.1.S

Conducting network analyses and feasibility studies

4.1.1.S

4.1.2.S 4.1.3.S

4.1.4.S

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Researching the information necessary for the network being developed - Identifying the information necessary for completion of the mandate - Compiling and structuring all the information Conducting profitability analyses and feasibility studies for projects Analyzing technologies in accordance with client requirements - Analyzing the physical and technological characteristics of the different network types and configurations in accordance with client requirements - Learning the characteristics of the different technologies offered to the clientele - From suppliers, learning about the telecommunications equipment characteristics in accordance with client requirements Evaluating the different scenarios - Analyzing the different architecture scenarios - Assessing the impact of the introduction of new technologies on the design

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

4 : DESIGNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

4.2.S

Competency Indicator

Developing client solutions and specifications

4.2.1.S

Validating the basic data

4.2.2.S

Determining the design parameters or criteria in accordance with internal or external client requirements - Defining possible scenarios - Developing different scenarios Producing specifications - Drafting a project summary - Producing a detailed diagram of the necessary telecommunications equipment and services - Supplying the maintenance units - Specifying the equipment configurations and options - Developing verification, performance and maintenance procedures Fine-tuning the proposed solution designs Proposing alternative solutions and other services as required

4.2.3.S

4.2.4.S 4.2.5.S

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

4 : DESIGNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

4.3.S

Competency Indicator

Ensuring the implementation and operation of retained solutions

4.3.1.S 4.3.2.S

4.3.3.S 4.3.4.S

4.3.5.S 4.3.6.S

4.3.7.S

4.3.8.S

4.3.9.S

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Adapting the different types of networks to a client's requirements "Dimensioning" a network - Adequately dimensioning the network using corporate analysis models - Using traffic models Recognizing different protocols and forecasting interface equipment Establishing the capacity, cost and compatibility of the transport equipment (SONET, linear or ring, microwave transmission equipment, coaxial cable video, line head, etc.) Holding a project launch meeting Launching and "operationalizing" the interconnection diagrams - Overseeing the proper operation and compatibility of equipment when there is interconnection diagrams - Resolving the identified connectivity problems identified during equipment installation Modeling or anticipating the propagation phenomena associated with the transmission (copper FV, fibre optics, hertzien waves, coaxial) Modifying the proposed solution (e.g. intensity of the transmission signal) when the initial calculations do not correspond with the real data Resolving any problems encountered (e.g. configuration of transport equipment) during implementation

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

4 : DESIGNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

4.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

4.1.1.T

Applying concepts relating to traffic

4.1.2.T 4.1.3.T

4.2.7.T 4.3.1.T

Applying concepts relating to network design Determining the physical characteristics and interconnection principles of circuits and systems Applying the synchronization principles Understanding the function and types of applications for transport equipment: SONET, linear or ring, microwave transmissions, coaxial video cable, line head, wireless, etc. Operating different network design and optimization tools Using network "dimensioning" tools Using tools to conduct cost comparisons Operating word processing software Operating an electronic spreadsheet Exploring the basic possibilities offered by a relational database Browsing the Web and managing e-mail Identifying the problem

4.3.2.T 4.3.3.T 4.3.4.T 4.3.5.T 4.3.6.T

Analyzing the situation Finding solutions Choosing the optimal solution Planning the corrective action Executing the plan

4.1.4.T 4.1.5.T

4.2.T

Using tools and systems

4.2.1.T 4.2.2.T 4.2.3.T 4.2.4.T 4.2.5.T 4.2.6.T

4.3.T

Applying a problem-solving method

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

4 : DESIGNING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

4.4.T

4.5.T

Competency Indicator

Communicating in the workplace

Working on a cross-functional team

4.4.1.T 4.4.2.T 4.4.3.T 4.4.4.T 4.5.1.T 4.5.2.T 4.5.3.T 4.5.4.T 4.5.5.T 4.5.6.T

MANAGEMENT

4.6.T

Organizing one's work and managing the information

4.6.1.T 4.6.2.T

4.7.T

Innovating and adapting to change

4.6.3.T 4.7.1.T 4.7.2.T 4.7.3.T 4.7.4.T

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Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations Gathering information Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects Diffusing conflict situations Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

5 : DESIGNING A NETWORK FOR A CLIENT

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) ANALYSIS, STUDY AND EVALUATION

5.1.S

Conducting network analyses and feasibility studies

5.1.1.S

5.1.2.S

5.1.3.S 5.1.4.S

5.1.5.S

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Planning the execution of the study - Describing all the steps in the network analysis process - Defining the parameters for the execution of the mandate Researching the information relative to the client's network - Identifying the information necessary for the execution of the mandate - Compiling and structuring all the information Conducting profitability analyses and feasibility studies for projects, products or services Analyzing services in accordance with client requirements - Analyzing the physical and technological characteristics of the different network types in accordance with client requirements - Learning the characteristics of the different products and services offered to the clientele - From suppliers, learning about the telecommunications equipment characteristics in accordance with client requirements Evaluating the different scenarios - Analyzing the different architecture scenarios - Assessing the impact of the introduction of new technologies on the design

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

5 : DESIGNING A NETWORK FOR A CLIENT

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

5.2.S

Competency Indicator

Developing client solutions and specifications

5.2.1.S

5.2.2.S 5.2.3.S

5.2.4.S 5.3.S

Advising clients and supporting sales activities

5.3.1.S

5.3.2.S

5.3.3.S

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Determining the design parameters or criteria based on the client's requirements - Selecting the strategic approach in accordance with the constraints of the mandate - Determining the services adapted to client requirements Identifying the possible scenarios Developing different scenarios - Designing the network by using an appropriate combination of services adapted to a client's requirements - Conducting, for each of the scenarios, a cost/performance analysis Comparing scenarios and retaining the most beneficial one for the client Assisting and supporting the sales team in its efforts with clients: - Managing priorities and requests - Fine-tuning the design of proposed solutions - Proposing alternative solutions and other services as required - Maintaining excellent relations with the sales groups - Applying a client approach while upholding the corporate rules Overseeing professional services mandates - Developing rates that respect the rules established by the regulations in effect - Conducting profitability and feasibility studies for projects, products or services Designing and drafting the technological facet related to offers of services to internal and external clients

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

5 : DESIGNING A NETWORK FOR A CLIENT

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

5.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

5.1.1.T

5.1.2.T

5.2.T

5.1.3.T 5.2.1.T

Using tools and systems

5.2.2.T

5.2.3.T 5.2.4.T 5.2.5.T

5.3.T

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

5.4.T

Applying a problem-solving method

Communicating in the workplace

5.2.6.T 5.3.1.T 5.3.2.T 5.3.3.T 5.3.4.T 5.3.5.T 5.3.6.T 5.4.1.T 5.4.2.T 5.4.3.T 5.4.4.T

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Applying the technological knowledge associated with the telecommunications industry with a view to designing a network Applying the concepts related to traffic with a view to "dimensioning" a network Applying rate concepts Using the tools required for data storage and gathering in order to process information on client accounts Using network "dimensioning" tools to design and maximize networks, "dimensioning" them, and conducting cost comparisons Operating word processing software Operating an electronic spreadsheet Exploring the basic possibilities offered by a relational database Browsing the Web and managing e-mail Identifying the problem Analyzing the situation Finding solutions Choosing the optimal solution Planning the corrective action Executing the plan Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations Gathering information Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

5 : DESIGNING A NETWORK FOR A CLIENT

Category

Competency

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

5.5.T

MANAGEMENT

5.6.T

Competency Indicator

Working on a cross-functional team

Organizing one's work and managing the information

5.5.1.T

Diffusing conflict situations

5.5.2.T 5.5.3.T 5.5.4.T 5.5.5.T 5.5.6.T

Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

5.6.1.T 5.6.2.T

5.7.T

Innovating and adapting to change

5.6.3.T 5.7.1.T 5.7.2.T 5.7.3.T 5.7.4.T

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6 : SUPPLYING A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) ANALYSIS, STUDY AND EVALUATION

6.1.S

6.2.S

PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

6.3.S

6.4.S

PRODUCTION

Conducting a budgetary evaluation of a project

6.1.1.S

Conducting a financial analysis of a project

Conducting the project follow-up

Establishing the technical specifications of a project

6.5.S

Ordering the equipment

6.6.S

Receiving the equipment

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6.1.2.S 6.1.3.S 6.2.1.S

Determining the technical characteristics of the network or service - Determining the characteristics of the equipment feed - Determining the characteristics of the environment within which the equipment will be installed Researching additional information Presenting a project to network management Performing a value analysis

6.2.2.S 6.2.3.S 6.3.1.S

Performing a cost/benefits analysis Formulating recommendations Conducting a cost analysis

6.3.2.S 6.3.3.S 6.4.1.S

Verifying invoice payment Wrapping up the project Establishing the equipment design

6.4.2.S 6.4.3.S 6.4.4.S 6.5.1.S 6.5.2.S 6.5.3.S 6.6.1.S 6.6.2.S 6.6.3.S

Maximizing the amount of equipment per building Producing the design Producing detailed specifications Obtaining proposals from suppliers Negotiating shipment terms Assigning the supplier a purchase order number Confirming receipt of the equipment Obtaining information on the storage or delivery Conducting a budget follow-up

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Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

6.7.S

Competency Indicator

Installing the equipment

6.7.1.S 6.7.2.S 6.7.3.S 6.7.4.S

Soliciting prices from installers Establishing an equipment delivery schedule Revising the schedule as required Conducting a budget follow-up

6.1.1.T

6.1.3.T 6.2.1.T 6.2.2.T 6.2.3.T 6.2.4.T 6.2.5.T 6.2.6.T 6.3.1.T

Understanding the function and types of applications of SONET, IP, Broadband, switching, wireless technologies, etc. Analyzing the physical layout of a telecommunications network Reading the plans Operating word processing software Preparing presentations using a presentation software Operating an electronic spreadsheet Drafting designs Operating an integrated management system Browsing the Web and managing e-mail Identifying the problem

6.3.2.T 6.3.3.T 6.3.4.T 6.3.5.T 6.3.6.T

Analyzing the situation Finding solutions Choosing the optimal solution Planning the corrective action Executing the plan

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

6.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

6.1.2.T

6.2.T

Using tools and systems

6.3.T

Applying a problem-solving method

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Category

Competency

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

6.4.T

6.5.T

Competency Indicator

Communicating in the workplace

Working on a cross-functional team

6.4.1.T 6.4.2.T 6.4.3.T 6.4.4.T 6.4.5.T 6.4.6.T 6.5.1.T 6.5.2.T 6.5.3.T 6.5.4.T 6.5.5.T 6.5.6.T

MANAGEMENT

6.6.T

Organizing one's work and managing the information

6.6.1.T 6.6.2.T

6.7.T

Innovating and adapting to change

6.6.3.T 6.7.1.T 6.7.2.T 6.7.3.T 6.7.4.T

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Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations Negotiating agreements Gathering information Reaching a consensus Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects Diffusing conflict situations Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

7 : INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND SETTING UP NETWORKS

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

7.1.S

7.2.S

Acknowledging the request

Planning the installation

7.1.1.S

Verifying the data for the work to be carried out

7.1.2.S

Ensuring that all the materials, equipment and tools required are on hand Visualizing the installation Reading the plans (if applicable) Planning the work sequence in accordance with the equipment already in place and that to be installed Planning equipment availability Maintaining an inventory of the materials required

7.2.1.S 7.2.2.S 7.2.3.S 7.2.4.S 7.2.5.S

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7 : INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND SETTING UP NETWORKS

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

7.3.S

Competency Indicator

Making a service available

7.3.1.S

7.3.2.S

7.3.3.S

7.3.4.S

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Establishing the connection between the supply network and the distribution network - Identifying the interface junction box - Identifying the allocated pairs - Ensuring that the lines are active - Installing the junction jumpers (if applicable) Installing and connecting the service wires (aerial, underground, underwater) - Securing the service wires with various connectors, in accordance with standards - Establishing the connection with the network (terminal, pedestal or other) Installing the electrical protection component - Securing the component - Connecting a ground wire - For a component that is already in place, ensuring that it is in good condition and that the ground is adequate - Installing the demarcation point (in some cases, this is included in the overload protector) - Connecting the demarcation point to the overload protector - Connecting the service wire to the demarcation point Verifying the proper operation of the line or the quality of the signals

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

7 : INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND SETTING UP NETWORKS

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

7.4.S

Competency Indicator

Installing telecommunications systems

7.4.1.S

7.4.2.S 7.4.3.S

7.4.4.S

7.4.5.S 7.4.6.S 7.5.S

Wiring telecommunications networks

7.5.1.S

7.5.2.S

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Preparing the main distribution table - Planning the layout of equipment and mounts - Securing the mounts - Securing the equipment in accordance with specifications - Securing the connection brackets - Securing the wires on the components - Installing connection wires between the equipment Wiring the outlets Connecting the equipment - Installing the junction jumpers - Plugging in equipment and ensuring its operation - Conducting tests on the wires and components Programming the system - Gathering information from the client or using the data collected by the service counsellor - Completing the programming forms - Entering the data Verifying the operation of the system and stations Informing users as to the operation of the system and equipment Installing cables - Making the holes necessary for passing the cables - Installing cable brackets (if necessary) - Lubricating the cables (if necessary) - Passing the cables in accordance with requirements, while respecting the manufacturer's standards - Grouping the cables together (if necessary) - Securing the cables - Connecting the cables to the junction boxes, the distribution block, outlets or other equipment Conducting start-up tests

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

7 : INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND SETTING UP NETWORKS

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

7.6.S

Competency Indicator

Conducting the necessary verifications for the start-up of the systems

7.6.1.S

Establishing a testing protocol

7.6.2.S 7.6.3.S

Conducting tests in accordance with the scenarios developed Keeping the client abreast of the progress of the work under way Identifying the source of variances and implementing the necessary modifications until the specifications are met Installing interface cards in the computers, the server and/or the router Installing the software in each component Connecting each component to the computer network Configuring the different network components Verifying the network's operation Establishing a work start-up contact - Validating the work to be carried out with the client and informing the latter of the details of the work Keeping the client abreast of the progress of the work under way Ensuring that the client has all the information necessary for properly using the services and equipment

7.6.4.S 7.7.S

7.8.S

Starting up of a computer network

7.7.1.S

Informing the client

7.7.2.S 7.7.3.S 7.7.4.S 7.7.5.S 7.8.1.S

7.8.2.S 7.8.3.S

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7 : INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND SETTING UP NETWORKS

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

7.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

7.1.1.T

Applying concepts related to basic electronics

7.1.2.T

Analyzing the physical layout of a telecommunications network Applying concepts relating to electricity including direct current, alternating and parallel circuits, serial and mixed systems Applying mechanical concepts Applying concepts related to digital circuits Reading plans, diagrams, specifications, electrical circuits and building blueprints Drafting sketches Characterizing assembly tools and techniques Characterizing different measuring instruments (voltmeter, multimeter, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, frequency generator, etc.) Operating the computer (operating systems, Internet, specialized software, data entry, IP protocol, etc.) Conveying technical and general information on the company Gathering appropriate information and using it effectively Coping with problematic individuals Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects

7.1.3.T

7.1.4.T 7.1.5.T 7.1.6.T

7.2.T

7.1.7.T 7.2.1.T 7.2.2.T

Using tools and systems

7.2.3.T INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

7.3.T

Communicating in the workplace

7.3.1.T 7.3.2.T 7.3.3.T 7.3.4.T

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7 : INSTALLING EQUIPMENT AND SETTING UP NETWORKS

Category

Competency

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

7.4.T

MANAGEMENT

7.5.T

Competency Indicator

Working on a cross-functional team

Organizing one's work and managing the information

7.4.1.T

Diffusing conflict situations

7.4.2.T 7.4.3.T 7.4.4.T 7.4.5.T 7.4.6.T

Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

7.5.1.T 7.5.2.T

7.6.T

Innovating and adapting to change

7.5.3.T 7.6.1.T 7.6.2.T 7.6.3.T 7.6.4.T

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8 : MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

8.1.S

Acknowledging the request

8.1.1.S

Validating the client data

8.1.2.S 8.1.3.S

Ensuring that all the materials and tools required are on hand Ensuring that an accurate description of the defect is obtained Identifying and validating the defect described on the work order Researching additional information Executing remote verifications Visualizing the equipment Analyzing all the data Conducting a preliminary diagnosis Maintaining an inventory of the materials required

8.1.4.S 8.2.S

Planning the repair

8.2.1.S 8.2.2.S 8.2.3.S 8.2.4.S 8.2.5.S 8.2.6.S

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8 : MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

8.3.S

Competency Indicator

Repairing telecommunication circuits

8.3.1.S 8.3.2.S

8.3.3.S

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Observing the environment: cables, terminals, construction work, etc. Determining the location of the defect from the demarcation point (on the distribution network or the client's network) - Defect on the client's network - Informing the client of the invoicing terms - Preparing the work statement - Executing the repair - Defect on the distribution network - Validating the defect identified on the work order - Checking the tension provided by the central office - For verification purposes, the circuit may be disconnected at the central office by dialing a code from the client's device - Verifying the signals by means of a spectrum analysis (cable) and identifying interferences (cable) Determining on what section of the network the defect is situated by disconnecting the service wire from the terminal or interface casing - Defect between the terminal and the subscriber - Replacing the client's defective equipment or cable - Resolving the transmission problem between the network connection and the telephone or television (cable) - Defect in the distribution cable - Changing the circuit allocation - Replacing the jumpers - Verifying the proper functioning following the repair - Referring the network problem to network maintenance department personnel (cable)

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

8 : MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS

Category

Competency

PRODUCTION

8.4.S

8.5.S

Competency Indicator

Repairing systems and equipment

8.4.1.S

Informing the client

8.4.2.S 8.4.3.S 8.5.1.S

8.5.2.S 8.5.3.S

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Determining the source of the defect - Verifying point-to-point calls - Verifying incoming and outgoing calls - Verifying computer systems and equipment - Verifying the current functions of a telephone system such as call transfer, conference calls, call forwarding, etc. - Verifying the advanced functions adapted to the client, such as the detailed description of calls, automatic call distribution (ACD), automatic call pick-up, etc. - Verifying the programming Repairing or replacing the defective component Carefully verifying the system's functions Establishing a work start-up contact - Validating the work to be carried out with the client and question the latter about the frequency, symptoms and circumstances surrounding the problem - Informing the client of the work to be carried out and any additional costs, if applicable Keeping the client abreast of the progress of the work under way Ensuring that the client has all the information necessary for properly using the services and equipment

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

8 : MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

8.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

8.1.1.T

Applying concepts related to basic electronics

8.1.2.T

Analyzing the physical layout of a telecommunications network Applying concepts relating to electricity including direct current, alternating and parallel circuits, serial and mixed systems Applying fundamental mechanical concepts Applying concepts related to digital circuits Reading plans, diagrams, specifications, electrical circuits and building blueprints Drafting sketches Characterizing assembly tools and techniques Characterizing different measuring instruments (voltmeter, multimeter, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, frequency generator, etc.) Operating the computer (operating systems, Internet, specialized software, data entry, IP protocol, etc.) Conveying technical and general information on the company Gathering information Coping with problematic individuals Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects

8.1.3.T

8.1.4.T 8.1.5.T 8.1.6.T

8.2.T

8.1.7.T 8.2.1.T 8.2.2.T

Using tools and systems

8.2.3.T INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

8.3.T

Communicating in the workplace

8.3.1.T 8.3.2.T 8.3.3.T 8.3.4.T

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NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

8 : MAINTAINING AND REPAIRING EQUIPMENT AND NETWORKS

Category

Competency

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

8.4.T

MANAGEMENT

8.5.T

Competency Indicator

Working on a cross-functional team

Organizing one's work and managing the information

8.4.1.T

Diffusing conflict situations

8.4.2.T 8.4.3.T 8.4.4.T 8.4.5.T 8.4.6.T

Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

8.5.1.T 8.5.2.T

8.6.T

Innovating and adapting to change

8.5.3.T 8.6.1.T 8.6.2.T 8.6.3.T 8.6.4.T

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9 : MANAGING A NETWORK

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (S) PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

9.1.S

Managing the budget

9.1.1.S 9.1.2.S 9.1.3.S 9.1.4.S 9.1.5.S 9.1.6.S 9.1.7.S

9.2.S

Establishing a saturation forecast calendar and a work load for the network's deployment and management

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9.1.8.S 9.2.1.S

Structuring and drafting files with a view to obtaining financing Devising forecasts in terms of expenses and investments Identifying the budgets required for the different launches Compiling the file Presenting the project to those responsible for the available funds Ensuring the maximization of corporate investments in projects related to network management Ensuring that the expenses are posted to the appropriate budget items Controlling the costs incurred by the different projects Developing a network evaluation prognostic, or one to transfer the client to a different type of equipment - Interpreting the technical specifications and implementation parameters in the network of products and services offered to the clientele - Interpreting and using the operating system's data for network management purposes - Measuring the impact of various events on the network - Estimating needs in terms of necessary equipment - Issuing recommendations for the development of infrastructures on the network - Developing action plans aimed at increasing the profitability of network use - Determining the type, dimensioning and location of the equipment to deploy - Recommending scenarios aimed at increasing the network's effectiveness - Designing plans and specifications as required - Developing and implementing as required

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

9 : MANAGING A NETWORK

Category

Competency

PLANNING AND FOLLOW-UP

9.3.S

Competency Indicator

Monitoring the network's performance with regard to it's capacity to satisfy existing and anticipated service requests

9.3.1.S

9.3.2.S

9.3.3.S PRODUCTION

9.4.S

Optimizing the network operation

9.4.1.S 9.4.2.S 9.4.3.S 9.4.4.S

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Administering the process associated with network management - Developing strategies and guidelines conducive to management in response to the implementation of a new type of equipment or to any changes made to a region's infrastructures - Negotiating technical issues with foreign "telecommunicators" (cables, satellites, networks) - Facilitating the administration and control of network traffic - Ensuring evolution in line with the anticipated expansion of services. Optimizing the network - Recommending scenarios aimed at increasing network efficiency - Measuring the impact of different events on the network by means of a network analysis - Prioritizing the critical zones where the need for change is urgent - Analyzing the network's growth background - Analyzing and evaluating the network's operation and performance, as well as the equipment use Analyzing and comparing usage statistics to the established performance criteria and standards Identifying those parameters that have the greatest impact on the network's performance Analysing the conduct of these parameters Making the necessary changes or recommending changes depending on the situation Evaluating the impact of these changes

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

9 : MANAGING A NETWORK

Category

Competency

Competency Indicator

TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCIES (T) TECHNOLOGIES

9.1.T

Applying technological knowledge to the telecommunications industry

9.1.1.T

Identifying the architectural concepts, the protocols and the network flow principles

9.1.2.T 9.1.3.T

Defining the network configuration criteria Identifying the different equipment components related to the network's operation Identifying the operating method and physical capacities of the main switches Reading a network plan Reading the growth reports Reading a geographic map Operating word processing software Using network representation software Using network usage rate software Using financial project management software Conveying technical and general information on the company Making presentations Gathering information Expressing oneself effectively in languages used in projects Diffusing conflict situations

9.1.4.T

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

9.2.T

Using tools and systems

9.3.T

Communicating in the workplace

9.4.T

Working on a cross-functional team

9.1.5.T 9.1.6.T 9.1.7.T 9.2.1.T 9.2.2.T 9.2.3.T 9.2.4.T 9.3.1.T 9.3.2.T 9.3.3.T 9.3.4.T 9.4.1.T 9.4.2.T 9.4.3.T 9.4.4.T 9.4.5.T 9.4.6.T

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Analyzing a situation from a global perspective Team problem solving Preparing and leading meetings Applying organization principles for repetitive tasks Working with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines

NETWORK CARRIERS - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Sectoral dictionary of competencies LIST OF COMPETENCIES AND COMPETENCY INDICATORS, BY PROCESS Process

9 : MANAGING A NETWORK

Category

Competency

MANAGEMENT

9.5.T

Competency Indicator

Organizing one's work and managing the information

9.5.1.T 9.5.2.T

9.6.T

Innovating and adapting to change

9.5.3.T 9.6.1.T 9.6.2.T 9.6.3.T 9.6.4.T

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Structuring files in a methodical manner in order to maximize the accessibility of information Keeping one's knowledge up to date in one's field of expertise Identifying the strategic nature of the information conveyed Researching innovative strategies for implementing solutions Demonstrating an interest in challenges, change, and new situations Modifying or re-focusing one's actions in accordance with new data Proposing new ideas or avenues for improving products or services

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