Course Title: Install, configure and test a server

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC6134C

Course Title: Install, configure and test a server

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5306 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Chelton Evans

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4081

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chelton Evans

Nominal Hours: 60

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


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install and configure a server as part of an upgrade to an existing network or the implementation of a new network.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTEN5201A Install, configure and test a server


Complete documentation and clean up work site

Performance Criteria:

Make and document server configuration and operational changes
Tabulate test results and complete all documentations for users
Complete client report and notify of status of the network
Clean up and restore worksite to client's satisfaction
Secure sign off from appropriate person


Install and configure the server

Performance Criteria:

Backup and restore local data in preparation for installation
Install and configure the server as required by technical requirements and functional specifications
Install and undertake configuration activities using relevant operating system and application upgrades
Reconnect and reconfigure relevant connectivity devices



Prepare to install a server

Performance Criteria:

Prepare for work in line with site specific safety requirements and enterprise occupational health and safety (OHS) processes and procedures
Notify customer to arrange access to site
Obtain server applications and features from appropriate person
Choose the most suitable server with reference to required server application and server features
Choose the most suitable network operating system features with reference to required server solution and technical requirements
Provide alternative server solutions with reference to required server application and server features
Review required installation options
Analyse data migration requirements
Apply backup and recovery requirements with reference to organisational policy
Analyse education and training requirements for support staff and in line with client , requirements and relevant enterprise policies
Create and document a deployment plan
Advise user group of deployment and potential down times


Test the server and reconfigure the network

Performance Criteria:

Run the system testing for benchmarking against client specification and requirements according to test plan, and record outcomes
Analyse the error report and make changes as required
Test required changes or additions
Validate changes or additions against specifications

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Considers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. Server management includes initial configuration and testing as well as ongoing administration and troubleshooting. Server management includes initial configuration and testing, ongoing administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and monitoring servers and troubleshooting.

Class pracs, classroom discussion are part of the learning activities, as well as work-based experiences and activies.

Internet hyperlinks to technical documents and references including Youtube will be used as a learning tool and resource.

Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace.

Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopicSoftware/ReadingPractical Exercieses and Assessment
1-3Prepare to install a serverSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
4-8Install and configure the serverSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
9-10Test the server and reconfigure the networkSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment
10CompleteSee online resourcesPrac and work based assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Skills Based Assessments:
These assessments can be done either at RMIT or at the workplace providing appropriate equipment is available.
All pracs need to be satisfactorily completed to pass the course.

Assessment Matrix

ElementPractical TasksIn Class/Work observationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group disuccsions**

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