Course Title: Install and administer Unix based networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: COSC6147C

Course Title: Install and administer Unix based networked computers

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luke Eberbach
Phone: +61 3 9925 4381
Email: luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers the installation and administration of UNIX based and networked computers. It encompasses safe working practices, performing basic UNIX, Linux or Mac OSX operating system installation, administration functions of logging in and out, setting up GUI applications, manipulating text files, creating and searching files and directories, changing permissions, using text editors, identifying and modifying initialization files, streamlining command, execution using shell features, using basic network commands and documenting all administration activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED113A Install and administer Unix based networked computers

Element:

1 Prepare to install, upgrade and maintain network operations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The nature of the administration work is established from network specifications and in consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Unix system variants, versions and updates needed to maintain the computers and networks are identified and obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
 

Element:

2 Install, upgrade and maintain Unix-based computers and network operations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Unix operating system is installed upgraded and configured on computers and servers in accordance with developer’s instructions and network requirements.
2.3 Devices and drivers, desktop environment, network protocols and services and system security are implemented in accordance with requirements.
2.4 Access to resources is configured within the limitations specified for each users.
2.5 Unix-based network malfunctions are identified and rectified using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of devices and drivers, storage, basic network protocols, connections and services and system security configuration processes.
2.6 Network performance and reliability is monitored and optimised in accordance with established procedures.
2.7 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.8 Unix-based network administration is carried out efficiently without waste of materials and energy or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or other services.
 

Element:

3 Document network administration activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Written justification is produced for network upgrading and maintenance and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.
3.2 Network administration documentation are maintained in accordance with established procedures
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects
• Lab journal


Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Linux Servers) in conjunction with UEENEED124A (COSC6151C). You must enrol in these two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEED113A, and UEENEED124A.


Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEED124A (COSC6151C)
Integrate multiple computer operating systems on a client server local area network
1 Prepare to install multiple operating systems on computers and a client server network.
1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Operating systems, devices, software and services required are determined from network performance specifications and in consultations with persons of higher authority.
1.4 Network security policy is reviewed in network performance specifications and in consultation with person(s) of higher authority.
1.5 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work.
1.6 Appropriate persons are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved or affected by the work.
2 Install and configure computer and network operating systems.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of computer and network operations and network infrastructure are applied to installing and configuring operating systems and software on computers and client server.
2.3 Network protocols are installed and configured to integrate computers using different operating systems in compliance with industry standards and variants as specified for the network.
2.4 Security measures of the network are implemented in compliance with security policy, industry standards and requirements specified for the network.
2.5 Disaster recovery plan is tested for absolute effectiveness and compliance with enterprise security policy.
2.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes. 3 Monitor and optimise computer and network performance.
3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Network is monitored and common methods are implemented to optimise system performance.
3.3 Common computer and server malfunctions are identified and rectified using logical techniques and known solutions.
3.4 Computer and server operating system incremental updates and security patches are installed as soon as they are available.
3.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
3.6 On-going checks of the quality of work outcomes are undertaken in accordance with job specification, technical standards, enterprise policy and/or regulatory requirements.
3.7 Work is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
4 Report integration and outcome of network monitoring activities
4.1 Written justification is made for solutions used to rectify malfunctions and appropriate person/s notified in accordance with established procedures.
4.2 Computer and network installation and monitoring records are maintained in accordance with established procedures.
 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course and other two clustered competencies are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3.In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies UEENEED148A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEE137A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 3 clustered competencies (UEENEED148A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEE137A) is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance criteria
1Introduction to the Linux Operating System
Lecture: Assign the lab journal to be handed in during week 34. A sample of the lab journal is to be submitted in week 4 for feedback. Operating Systems, the Linux operating system, the history of Linux, Linux distributions, common uses of Linux, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
2Introduction to the Linux Operating System
Lab: Setting up the Virtual Machine environment
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
3Linux Installation and Usage
Lecture: Installing Linux, basic Linux usage, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
4Linux Installation and Usage
Lab: Activities 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, Lab Journal review and feedback
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
5Exploring Linux Filesystems
Lecture: The Linux directory structure, viewing files and directories, displaying the contents of text files, displaying the content of binary files, searching for text within files, editing text files, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
6Exploring Linux Filesystems
Lab: Activities 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
7Linux Filesystem Management
Lecture: The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, managing files and directories, finding files, linking files, file and directory permissions, chapter summary
 UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
8Linux Filesystem Management
Lab: Activities 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 4-8, 4-9, 4-10
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
9Linux Filesystem Administration
Lecture: The /dev directory, filesystems, working with floppy disks, working with CDs, DVDs, and ISO images, working with hard disks, working with USB and Firewire based storage devices, monitoring filesystems, hard disk quotas, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
10Linux Filesystem Administration
Lab: Activities 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
11Advanced Installation
Lecture: Advanced storage configuration, installation methods, automating Linux installations, troubleshooting installation, system rescue, chapter summary
 
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
 
12Advanced Installation
Lab: Activities 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
13Working with the BASH Shell
Lecture: Command input and output, shell variables, shell scripts, escape sequences, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
14Working with the BASH Shell
Lab: Activities 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
15Revision for Open Book Practical Test 1 
16Open Book Practical Test 1 
17-18RMIT University Examination weeks 
19System Initialisation and X Windows
Lecture: The boot process, boot loaders, Linux initialisation, the X Windows system, configuring X Windows, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
20System Initialisation and X Windows
Lab: Activities 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
 21 Managing Linux Processes
Lecture: Linux processes, viewing processes, killing processes, process execution, running processes in the background, process priorities, scheduling commands, chapter summary
 UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
 22 Managing Linux Processes
Lab: Activities 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, 9-6
 UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
 23 Common Administrative Tasks
Lecture: Printer administration, log file administration, administering users and groups, chapter summary
 UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
24Common Administrative Tasks
Lab: Activities 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, 10-8
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
25Compression, System Backup, and Software Installation
Lecture: Compression, system backup, software installation, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
26Compression, System Backup & Software Installation
Lab: Activities 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
27Network Configuration
Lecture: Networks, the TCP/IP protocol, configuring a network interface, configuring a PPP interface, name resolution, routing, network services, remote administration, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2 
28Network Configuration
Lab: Activities 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7, 12-8
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
29Configuring Network Services
Lecture: Infrastructure services, web services, file sharing services, email services, database services, chapter summary
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2 
30Configuring Network Services
Lab: Activities 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 13-5, 13-6, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
31Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security
Lab: Activities 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-8
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
32Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security
Lab: Activities 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-8
UEENEED124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2
UEENEED113A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
33Revision for Open Book Practical Test 2 
34Open Book Practical Test 2
Lab Journal Submission
 
35-36Examination weeks - Closed Book Test 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification, Third Edition. Jason W. Eckert triOS College

9781418837211


References


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>COSC6147C

Oracle Virtual Box virtualisation software - available for download from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Fedora 13 Operating System – supplied with the prescribed text
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial - available for download from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx
External USB Hard disk storage device with minimum capacity of 500GB

 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Reflective Journal
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Practical Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 3: Closed Book Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/Performance CriteriaReflective JournalPractical TestTest
1.1 xx
1.2xxx
1.3xxx
1.4xxx
1.5xxx
2.1 xx
2.2xxx
2.3xxx
2.4xxx
2.5xxx
2.6xxx
2.7xxx
2.8xxx
3.1x x
3.2x x

 

 


Assessment Tasks

• Lab Journal, 20%
• Practical Test, 40%
• Test, 40%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEED113A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED113A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.3141.52.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.83.13.2
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Assessment vs UEENEED124A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED124A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.1 1.2  1.31.4 1.5 1.6  2.1 2.22.32.4  2.5 2.6 3.13.23.33.43.53.63.74.14.1
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 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4  EA3.5 EA3.6
Reflective Journal X  X X X  X X   X X X X X X
Assignment 1   X X X  X X   X X X X X X
Assignment 2   X  X  X X X   X   X 
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEED113A 1 0 3 2303 3 1 0 2 3 223
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEED124A 1 0 3 2 3 0 3 3 1 0 2 3 2 2 3 2
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated is 40 hours outside the class time.


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

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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 lodgement 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.

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

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