Course Title: Configure a desktop environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4299 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Title: Configure a desktop environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Alex Buono

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4475

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course provides you with a well rounded introduction to a computer, focusing on both the hardware and software to enable you to troubleshoot and build computer systems

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK408A Configure a desktop environment


1. Prepare to install a desktop operating system

2. Install desktop operating system

3. Configure desktop environment

4. Operate command line interface

5. Configure desktop security

6. Monitor and test the desktop

Learning Outcomes

This unit demonstrates the skills required in the use, building and configuration of a desktop environment.

Weekly Chapter Tests

As part of of ongoing assessments you will need to complete a series of online quizzes located on the Cisco website. This will aid you in your overall studying and will help identify areas in need.

Overview of Assessment

You will be required to complete 2 areas of assessment. The first assessment is an online exam to be completed through the Cisco Networking Academy. The second, will be a series of practical demonstrations to show your understanding in the areas outlined in the competency.