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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

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

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 client’s 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 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

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 commencingTopicAssessment
16-JulIntroduction to Client-Server Software  
213-JulClient-Server Network Architecture  
320-JulPlanning and Installing Client-Server Software  Practical Assessment 1 (Due 21/8/15)  
427-JulConfiguring Client-Server Software  Practical Assessment 1  
53-AugConfiguring Client-Server Software  Practical Assessment 1  
610-AugMonitoring Performance of Client-Server Software Practical Assessment 1  
717-Aug Practical Assessment 1  
824-Aug  
 31-Aug Mid semester break  
97-SepClient Administration Assignment (Due 2/10/15) 
1014-SepServer Administration Assignment 
1121-Sep Assignment 
1228-SepAccess Policies for Applications 

Assignment

Practical Assessment 2 (Due 6/11/15)  

135-OctMonitoring Performance of Network for Client-Server Software Practical Assessment 2 
1412-OctMonitoring Performance of Network for Client-Server Software Practical Assessment 2 
1519-OctTroubleshooting Practical Assessment 2 
1626-OctTroubleshooting Practical Assessment 2 
172-Nov Practical Assessment 2 
189-Nov  

 

Semester 2

Week Commencing Topics

Week number Date commencing Topic Assessment 
18-Feb Revision  Project (Due 25/3/16) 
215-Feb  Project  
322-Feb  Project 
429-Feb  Project  
57-Mar  Project  
614-Mar  Project  
721-Mar  Project  
 28-Mar Mid semester break  

 


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
X
2.1


X
X
2.2



X
2.3



X
3.1
X


X
3.2
X


X
3.3
X


X
3.4
X


X
3.5
X


X

4.1


X


4.2

X

X
4.3

X

X
5.1
X
X

X
5.2
X
X
X
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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