Course Title: Install and configure client-server applications and services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC6101C

Course Title: Install and configure client-server applications and services

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

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install, configure and maintain client-server application services in a networked environment.

Topics include
• Shell (SSH) client server installation, basic server and key management, remote login, automatic login and sftp.
• Subversion (SVN) client server for centralized version control
• Commercial antivirus software and its deployment in a Windows domain
• Rsync utility synchronizes files and directories from one location to another. Rysnc over ssh
• Backup – overview of operating systems, files and directories, file systems and databases and data.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICANWK407A Install and configure client-server applications and services

Element:

Assess configuration affect on overall network design

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify appropriate utilities to monitor / determine network performance
4.2. Create network performance benchmarks prior to and on completion of client server software installation
4.3. Compare benchmarks to access performance impact on network after installation of client / server software

Element:

Determine client -server software requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Select a client / server solution that best fits the desired outcome for a given scenario
1.2. Select hardware required to implement the client / server solution for the desired outcome
1.3. Select an appropriate host operating system for the chosen client / server software

Element:

Install, configure, and manage services to meet business requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Install client / server software to both server and client hardware according to business guidelines
3.2. Configure the client / server software according to vendor guidelines
3.3. Monitor client / server performance to ensure performance in line with business requirements
3.4. Manage the installation of upgrades and patches to the client / server software environment
3.5. Backup and maintain client / server software

Element:

Obtain and configure server application software, according to industry best practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Investigate the range of client / server products available for the desired outcome including commercial and open source
2.2. Identify hardware requirements
2.3. Identify available operating system platforms to host the client / server software

Element:

Test and sign off

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Test operation of the client / server software to ensure client requirements are met
5.2. Obtain sign-off from appropriate person


Learning Outcomes


Develope skills to install, configure and maintain client-server application services in a networked environment.


Details of Learning Activities

Considers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install, configure and maintain client-server application services in a networked environment.

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 client -server software requirementsSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
2Obtain and configure server application software, according to industry best practiceSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
3Install, configure, and manage services to meet business requirementsSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
4Assess configuration effect on overall network designSee 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
2.1xxxx
2.2xxxx
2.3xxxx
3.1xxxx
3.2xxxx
3.3xxxx
3.4xxxx
3.5xxxx
4.1xxxx
4.2xxxx
4.3xxxx
5.1xxxx
5.2xxxx

 

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

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