Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4403 Certificate IV in Information Technology

Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2020 (XXXX)

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and implement virtualisation solutions to meet organisational needs in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines


1. Identify options and select virtualisation solution

2. Prepare for, install and configure virtualisation technology

3. Install, configure and test virtual machines

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit; including evidence of the ability to:

  • Identify one virtualisation solution for the organisation including the identification of applicable guidelines or policies, benefits and detriments and currently available software
  • Interpret organisational needs to determine technical requirements of virtualisation solution once
  • Install and configure virtualisation software to accommodate organisational needs once
  • Install, configure, and test the functionality of two virtual machines, including evidence of the ability to:
  • backup virtual machine state on shutdown
  • restore virtual machine state on start up
  • backup and restore a virtual hard drive and software configuration files for virtual machine
  • Configure and test the functionality of a virtual network for the two virtual machines, including the ability to:
  • configure internet protocol (IP) addresses to match selected network configuration
  • configure virtual network as host only, bridged, and network address translation (NAT) configurations
  • configure services to operate under current network configuration

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes:

  • Government and industry policies and guidelines related to virtualisation
  • Technologies and processes relating to virtualisation
  • Tools and software applications for virtual machine management
  • Configuration of software applications required to manage virtual machines
  • Configuration requirements for the integration of virtual machines into an existing network design

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where conditions are typical of those in an ICT working environment or ICT workplace. This includes:

  • Site or prototype where virtual machine environments are to be implemented
  • Information relating to organisational policies and procedures and structures
  • Current and future user needs relating to desktop and server environments
  • Network technical requirements
  • Networked computers
  • Individual user to clarify and confirm requirements
  • Software to support implementation of virtual machines.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.