Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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.
• 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
Automate install of operating system via network
3.1 Plan and deploy operating system according to appropriate vendor installation procedures with minimal disruption to network and clients
Automate installation of software packages via network
4.1 Plan and deploy software packages according to appropriate vendor installation procedures with minimal disruption to network and clients
Determine operating system and software and hardware requirements
1.1 Assess client software and licensing requirements, considering compatibility with existing application software and operating system
Obtain deployment software to automate deployment
2.1 Evaluate deployment software according to client requirements and organisational guidelines
Test and sign off
5.1 Test installed operating system and software for error-free performance, identifying and resolving problems
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.
|Week Number||Date commencing||Topic||Assessment|
|9||April 13th||Imaging labs and computers|
|10||April 20th||Imaging labs and computers|
|11||April 27th||FOG image server|
|12||May 4th||FOG image server|
|13||May 11th||FOG image server||Deploy software 1 due|
|14||May 18th||Windows updates|
|15||May 25th||Windows updates|
|16||June 1st||Installing Kaspersky for networked computers management|
|17||June 8th||Installing Kaspersky for networked computers management|
|18||June 15th||Installing Kaspersky for networked computers management|
|Week number||Date commencing||Topic||Assessment|
|1||July 6th||Installing Kaspersky for networked computers management|
|4||July 27th||Client-server 3 due|
|12||Sep 28th||Microsoft package deployment using group policy|
|13||Oct 5th||Microsoft package deployment using group policy|
|14||Oct 12th||Microsoft package deployment using group policy||Deploy software 2 due|
|15||Oct 19th||Microsoft package deployment using group policy|
|16||Oct 26th||Microsoft package deployment using group policy|
The schedule may be subject to change.
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
Prac Client-server 3
Prac Deploy Software 1
Prac Deploy Software 2
All of the practical tasks form the portfolio of evidence.
All practical tasks will involve being assessed by observation and questioning.
Some practical tasks may involve a written technical report.
To be considered competent in this course, you need to achieve competency in all the practicals with opportunities for resubmission as required.
The following courses are linked with this competency:
ICANWK407A Install and configure client-server applications and services
|Element||Practical Tasks/In Class/Work observation||Client-server 3||Deploy Software 1||Deploy Software 2|
Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Vocational Health and Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the RMIT website for more information on this policy. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
Extension of Time for submission of assessable work
A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web:http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Building 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration. Form available online at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online.
For missed assessments such as exams and tests, you (and your doctor, if you are ill) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate) prior to, or within 48 hours of the scheduled time of the exam or test.
If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.
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