Course Title: Install and optimise operating system software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5442C

Course Title: Install and optimise operating system software

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4293 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alex Buono
alex.buno@rmit.edu.au
99254475

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not Applicable

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to install operating system software and to make adjustments as a means of optimising the system to accommodate business and client needs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI3020B Install and optimise operating system software

Element:

1. Determine function of operating systems

1.1 Identify and demonstrate understanding of the purposes of the operating system
1.2 Distinguish between batch system, real-time system, multi-tasking system
1.3 Identify and demonstrate understanding of the basic functions of operating system, including file system, memory management, process scheduling
1.4 Identify and demonstrate management of virtual memory

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and demonstrate understanding of the purposes of the operating system
1.2 Distinguish between batch system, real-time system, multi-tasking system
1.3 Identify and demonstrate understanding of the basic functions of operating system, including file system, memory management, process scheduling
1.4 Identify and demonstrate management of virtual memory

Element:

2. Obtain operating system

2.1 Contact operating system vendors to obtain technical specifications and system requirements
2.2 Document adjustment recommendations and provide to appropriate person
2.3 Determine and apply knowledge of licensing, hardware and security requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contact operating system vendors to obtain technical specifications and system requirements
2.2 Document adjustment recommendations and provide to appropriate person
2.3 Determine and apply knowledge of licensing, hardware and security requirements

Element:

3. Install, configure and optimise operating system

3.1 Install, configure and test the operating system software in accordance with installation procedures and organisational requirements
3.2 Optimise the system to meet organisational requirements
3.3 Document the system according to organisational requirements
3.4 Install the operating system with minimal disruption to client or users

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Install, configure and test the operating system software in accordance with installation procedures and organisational requirements
3.2 Optimise the system to meet organisational requirements
3.3 Document the system according to organisational requirements
3.4 Install the operating system with minimal disruption to client or users

Element:

4. Provide instruction to meet new software requirements

4.1 Provide one-to-one instruction about changes to the client or users as required
4.2 Obtain client evaluation about new system to ensure requirements are met, using appropriate feedback mechanism

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Provide one-to-one instruction about changes to the client or users as required
4.2 Obtain client evaluation about new system to ensure requirements are met, using appropriate feedback mechanism


Learning Outcomes


 


Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding and knowledge in installing and optimising an operating system.

The Internet and Cisco networking academy will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.
Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace.
 


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopicSoftware/ReadingAssessment
1Introduction  
2Identify Operating SystemsIT Essentials Chapter 5 
3File systems, Memory managementIT Essentials Chapter 5IT Essentials Chapter 5 Quiz
4Install and optimise an Operating System Skills Based Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm the ability to install and improve system performance with minimum disruption to clients.

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


Assessment Tasks

Online assessment
Cisco IT Essentials Chapter 5 quiz.

Students are required to achieve a score of at least 50% to be assessed as competent.

Skills Based Assessments:
This assessment can be done either at RMIT or at the workplace, providing appropriate equipment is available.
Students must demonstrate they are competent in each of the following areas in order to complete the course satisfactorily.

Skills required to be demonstrated:
• Install, configure, optimise and test an operating system


Assessment Matrix

Element AssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/ Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual or Group Discussion
1.1  xx 
1.2  xx 
1.3  xx 
1.4  xx 
1.5  xx 
2.1  xx 
2.2  xx 
2.3  xx 
3.1 xxx 
3.2 xxx 
3.3 xxx 
4.1 xxx 
4.2 xxx 

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