Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: COSC6098C

Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4299 - 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: 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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and support the installation of new or upgraded software to networked computers according to vendor and organisation specifications.

The course deploys networked software for a Windows domain. WDS (Windows Deployment Service) is implemented, package deployment through group policy.


Topics include
• WDS (Windows Deployment Service)
• Windows 2008 server
• Package deployment using group policy
• Commercial antivirus software and its deployment in a Windows domain
• FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK411A Deploy software to networked computers

Element:

Automate install of operating system via network

Performance Criteria:

Plan and deploy operating system according to appropriate vendor installation procedures with minimal disruption to network and clients
Configure and test the installation to ensure that it meets client needs and vendor specifications
Install relevant updates and patches

Element:

Automate installation of software packages via network

Performance Criteria:

Plan and deploy software packages according to appropriate vendor installation procedures with minimal disruption to network and clients.
Configure and test the installation to ensure that it meets client needs and vendor specifications
Install relevant updates and patches

Element:

Determine operating system and software and hardware requirements

Performance Criteria:

Assess client software and licensing requirements, considering compatibility with existing application software and operating system
Assess hardware requirements
Analyse requirements against local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), wireless networks within organisational guidelines
Evaluate client requirements in line with organisational guidelines, corporate purchasing procedures and budget

Element:

Obtain deployment software to automate deployment

Performance Criteria:

Evaluate deployment software in line with client requirements and organisational guidelines
Contact vendors and obtain technical specifications including support arrangements and licensing
Acquire software and licenses according to organisational procedures
Store software licences and manuals according to organisational guidelines

Element:

Test and sign off

Performance Criteria:

Test the installed operating system and software for error-free performance, identifying and resolving problems
Determine and document security and licensing issues
Obtain client evaluation and feedback, to ensure that client requirements have been met


Learning Outcomes


Ability to plan, manage and support software to networked computers.


Details of Learning Activities

Explore performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and support the installation of new or upgraded software to networked computers according to vendor and organisation specifications.

Class pracs, classroom discussion are part of the learning activities, as well as work-based experiences and activies.

Internet hyperlinks to technical documents and references including Youtube will be used as a learning tool and resource.

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/ReadingPractical Exercises and Assessment
1Determine operating system and software and hardware requirementsSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
2Obtain deployment software to automate deploymentSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
3Automate installation of operating system via networkSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
4Automate installation of software packages via networkSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
5Test and sign offSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent. Skill based assessment.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example
• direct questioning combined with a review of portfolios of evidence
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
 


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 satisfactorily completed to pass the course.


Assessment Matrix

ElementPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group discussions**
1.1xxxx
1.2xxxx
1.3xxxx
1.4xxxx
2.1xxxx
2.2xxxx
2.3xxxx
2.4xxxx
3.1xxxx
3.2xxxx
3.3xxxx
4.1xxxx
4.2xxxx
4.3xxxx
5.1xxxx
5.2xxxx
5.3xxxx

 


** small group discussion and problem solving on variety of issues at appropriate times during delivery of the course

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