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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

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

NiI

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 and determine network performance
4.2 Create network performance benchmarks prior to and on completion of client-server software installation
4.3 Compare benchmarks to assess performance effect 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, according to business requirements
3.4 Manage the installation of upgrades and patches to the client-server software environment
3.5 Back up 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

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 1-2Client-server Virtual Machines(VMs) in a virtualized environment using Virtualbox
Week 3-4ssh
Week 5ftp and sftp
Week 6-8Subversion
Week 9-11Installing Kaspersky for networked computers management. Server resources.
Week 12-13Backup


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 Client-server 1

Assessment 2: Prac Client-server 2

Assessment 3: Prac Client-server 3

Assessment 4: Prac Client-server 4

Assessment 5: Prac Virtualization 1


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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