Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Yousif

george.yousif@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:

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


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

Semester 1

Week Commencing Topics

Week NumberDate commencing
TopicAssessment
97-SepIntroductionAssignment (Due 2/10/15)
1014-SepUnderstanding ImagingAssignment
1121-SepUnderstanding DeploymentAssignment
1228-Sep Assignment
135-OctDeploy Windows OS using WDSPractical Assessment 1 (Due 6/11/15)
1412-OctDeploy Windows OS using WDSPractical Assessment 1
1519-OctDeploy Windows OS using WDSPractical Assessment 1
1626-Oct Practical Assessment 1
172-Nov Practical Assessment 1
189-Nov  

Semester 2

Week Commencing Topics

Week Number
Date commencing
TopicAssessment
18-FebRevision   
215-Feb Understanding Organisational Units, Groups and Users Practical Assessment 2 (Due 8/4/16) 
322-Feb Understanding Group Policies Practical Assessment 2 
429-Feb Preparing Deployment of Applications  Practical Assessment 2 
57-Mar Deploy Applications using GPO Practical Assessment 2 
614-Mar Deploy Applications using GPO Practical Assessment 2 
721-Mar  Practical Assessment 2 
 28-Mar Mid semester break  
84-Apr Testing and Troubleshooting Deployed OS and Applications Practical Assessment 2 
911-Apr Testing and Troubleshooting Deployed OS and Applications Project (Due 10/6/16) 
1018-Apr Project Management in System Administration Project 
1125-Apr  Project 
122-May  Project 
139-May  Project 
1416-May  Project 
1523-May  Project 
1630-May  Project 
176-Jun  Project 
1813-Jun   

The schedule may be subject to change.


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

Assignment

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

ICTNWK407 – Install and configure client-server applications and services
ICTNWK411 – Deploy software to networked computers


Practical Assessment 1
Practical Assessment 2
Project


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.


Assessment Matrix

Element
Practical Assessment 1
Practical Assessment 2
Assignment
Project
1.1


X

1.2


X

1.3


X

1.4


X
X
2.1



X
2.2



X
2.3


X
X
2.4


X
X
3.1
X


X
3.2
X


X
3.3
X


X
4.1

X

X
4.2

X

X
4.3

X

X
5.1
X
X

X
5.2


X


Other Information

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.

Plagiarism
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
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.

If you have any questions about this assessment process, feel free to email me on:george.yousif@rmit.edu.au  

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