Course Title: Provide network systems administration

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5445C

Course Title: Provide network systems administration

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

Chelton Evans

chelton.evans@rmit.edu.au

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

The following units are prerequisite for this competency:
• ICAI3101A - Install and manage network protocols
• ICAS3024A - Provide basic system administration

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to technically manage elements of a network including contribution to disaster recovery plan.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAS3032B Provide network systems administration

Element:

1. Provide client access and security

1.1 Provide log-ons, passwords and applications file access to users and prepare documentation in line with organisational requirements
1.2 Evaluate records of user accounts to determine access privileges and usage
1.3 Take necessary action to ensure maintenance of system integrity and security

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Provide log-ons, passwords and applications file access to users and prepare documentation in line with organisational requirements
1.2 Evaluate records of user accounts to determine access privileges and usage
1.3 Take necessary action to ensure maintenance of system integrity and security

Element:

2. Input into and disseminate disaster recovery plan

2.1 Provide input for the organisation's disaster recovery plan
2.2 Disseminate disaster recovery plan to user as required

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Provide input for the organisation's disaster recovery plan
2.2 Disseminate disaster recovery plan to user as required

Element:

3. Monitor network performance

3.1 Perform diagnostic tests associated with administering the network or system
3.2 Analyse and respond to diagnostic information
3.3 Monitor software usage including inappropriate or illegal use
3.4 Delete illegal software from the system
3.5 Monitor hardware response time and other performance indicators
3.6 Determine and action methods for improving network and systems efficiency according to organisational guidelines

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Perform diagnostic tests associated with administering the network or system
3.2 Analyse and respond to diagnostic information
3.3 Monitor software usage including inappropriate or illegal use
3.4 Delete illegal software from the system
3.5 Monitor hardware response time and other performance indicators
3.6 Determine and action methods for improving network and systems efficiency according to organisational guidelines


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  • setting up windows file server
  • looking at logs and services on unix and windows though /etc/log, ps, eventviewer, task manager
  • add/remove programs from windows machine
  • nmap, ping applications
  • document disaster recovery plan


Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopicSoftware/ReadingPractical Exercises and Assessment
1Introduction to Topic, Overview of courseSee online resources 
2Monitor network performanceSee online resourcesPrac 1
4

Provide client access and security

Monitor network performance

See online resourcesPrac 2
6Monitor network performanceSee online resourcesPrac 4 - looks at server logs
9Input into and disseminate disaster recovery planSee online resourcesPrac 7 Disaster recovery plan
10Monitoring network performanceSee online resourcesnmap


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 competency in sustaining the operation of the network through maintenance of network integrity and the performing of diagnostic tests. Assessment must also confirm competency in contributing to the formulation of a disaster recovery plan and providing the client with an optimised network that complies with organisational guidelines.

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

Skills Based Assessments:
These assessments can be done either at RMIT or at the workplace providing appropriate equipment is available.
All pracs need to be completed to pass the course.


Assessment Matrix

ElementPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group discussion**
1.1xxxx
1.2xxxx
1.3xxxx
2.1xxxx
2.2xxxx
3.1xxxx
3.2xxxx
3.3xxxx
3.4xxxx
3.5xxxx
3.6xxxx

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