Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

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:

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

Element:

Automate installation of software packages via network

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Determine operating system and software and hardware requirements

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Obtain deployment software to automate deployment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluate deployment software according to client requirements and organisational guidelines
2.2 Contact vendors and obtain technical specifications, including support arrangements and licensing
2.3 Acquire software and licences, according to organisational procedures
2.4 Store software licences and manuals, according to organisational guidelines

Element:

Test and sign off

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Test installed operating system and software for error-free performance, identifying and resolving problems
5.2 Determine and document security and licensing issues
5.3 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

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, and out-of-class research and homework.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

 

WeekCommencing Topics
Week 1-8Operating systems practise and theory. Basic networking
Week 8-12Installing and licensing Domain Controller and client
Week 13-15Installing Kaspersky for networked computers management
Week15-18Microsoft WDS deployment for network OS installation
Week 19Microsoft package deployment using group policy
Week 20-21FOG


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/blackboard


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

You are required to complete all assessments. You must successfully complete all assessments to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment 1: Prac Server 1

Assessment 2: Prac Deploy Software 1

Assessment 3: Prac Deploy Software 2

Assessment 4: Prac Client Server 3


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Marking Guide (competency):

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT).

So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
 

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