Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: COSC6198C

Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: George Yousif

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: george.yousif@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Trevor Stone

trevor.stone@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 2012 server
• Package deployment using group policy
• FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers

Element:

1. 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:

2. 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:

3. Automate installation 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:

4. 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:

5. 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

5.3 Obtain client evaluation and feedback to ensure that client requirements have been met


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

 

DateWeekTopicAssessment
4-Jul1Introduction  
11-Jul2Understanding OS Imaging  
18-Jul3understanding OS Deployment  
25-Jul4Deploy Windows OS using WDS Assignment Due   
1-Aug5Deploy Windows OS using WDS  
8-Aug6Deploy Windows OS using WDS  
15-Aug7Understanding Organisational Units,Groups and Users   
22-Aug  8 Practical Assessment 1 Due
29-Aug Mid-Semester Break  
5-Sep9Preparing Deployment of Applications  
12-Sep10Deploy Applications using GPO  
19-Sep11Deploy Applications using GPO  
26-Sep12Testing and Troubleshooting Deployed OS and Applications Practical Assessment 2 Due  
3-Oct13Project Management in System Administration  
10-Oct14   
17-Oct15   
24-Oct16 Integrated Project Due 

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 pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quiz

Task 2

Labs

Task 3

Integrated Project

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

X

2.1

X

 

X

2.2

X

 

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

5.2

X

 

X

5.3

 

X

X

To be deemed competent student must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure student's achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.  


Assessment Tasks

1. Assignment

2. Practical Assessment 1

3. Practical Assessment 2

4. Integrated Project

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of eight (8) courses, viz.:

ICTICT401        Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTNWK404      Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTPMG401      Support small scale IT projects
ICTTEN5200A   Install, configure and test a local area network switch
ICTNWK403      Manage network and date integrity
ICTNWK406      Install, configure and test network security
ICTNWK401      Install and manage a server
ICTNWK411      Deploy software to networked computers

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete the course

To be eligible for a resubmission, you must have made a reasonable attempt at completing the original submission.

Resubmissions are only granted at the discretion of the teacher and/or coordinator.

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.


Assessment Matrix


ElementAssignment
Practical Assessment 1Practical Assessment 2
Integrated Project
 1.1x  
 1.2x   
 1.3x  
 1.4   x
 2.1  x
 2.2   
 2.3  x
 2.4  x
 3.1 x x
 3.2 x x
 3.3 x x
 4.1  xx
 4.2  xx
 4.3  x 
 5.1 xxx
 5.2   
 5.3

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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