Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: COSC6198C

Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Trevor Stone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4545

Course Contact Email: trevor.stone@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

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

This unit describes the 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.


Teaching Schedule

Week

Topic

Elements

1

Introduction to Deployment

 

2.1 – 2.4

5.2

2

Client Requirements for Deployment

System Requirements for Deployment

Online Quiz released (Due Week 3)

1.1 - 1.4

5.2, 5.3

3

Windows OS Deployment using Standard Image

Configure and Test Windows OS Deployment

Lab 1 released (Due Week 4)

3.1, 3.2

4

Windows OS Deployment using Standard Image (Cont.)

Configure and Test Windows OS Deployment (Cont.)

3.1, 3.2

5

Windows OS Deployment using Custom Image

Configure and Test Custom Windows OS Deployment

Lab 2 released (Due Week 6)

3.1, 3.2

6

Windows OS Deployment using Custom Image (Cont.)

Configure and Test Custom Windows OS Deployment (Cont.)

3.1, 3.2

7

Software Package Deployment using Group Policy

Configure and Test Software Package Deployment

Lab 3 released (Due Week 8)

4.1, 4.2

8

Software Package Deployment using Group Policy (Cont.)

Configure and Test Software Package Deployment (Cont.)

4.1, 4.2

9

Deployment of Windows OS Updates

Deployment of Software Package Updates

Lab 4 released (Due Week 10)

3.3

4.3

10

Deployment of Windows OS Updates (Cont.)

Deployment of Software Package Updates (Cont.)

3.3

4.3

11

Automate Windows OS Deployment

Configure and Test Automated Windows OS Deployment

Integrated Project released (Due Week 15)

Lab 5 released (Due Week 12)

3.1, 3.2

12

Automate Windows OS Deployment (Cont.)

Configure and Test Automated Windows OS Deployment (Cont.)

3.1, 3.2

13

Linux OS Deployment

Configure and Test Linux OS Deployment

Lab 6 released (Due Week 14)

3.1, 3.2

14

Linux OS Deployment (Cont.)

Configure and Test Linux OS Deployment (Cont.)

3.1, 3.2

15

Integrated Project

 

16

Completion of Assessments

 

Please note this timeline is subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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. Online Quiz
  2. Labs
  3. 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

ICTTEN513 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 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

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):

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 you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
  • maths and science developmental support and advice 
  • English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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