Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4378 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: George Yousif

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to development and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable ICT environment.

Topics include
• Installing a virtual machine in Virtualbox
• Ubuntu and Linux installation in virtualised environment using Virtualbox on a host only network
• Network modes NAT, bridged, host only.
• Backing up and restoring the Virtual Machines (VMs)
• Configuring the interfaces. Testing connectivity with ping. ifconfig and ipconfig
• Virtualization resources – effect of CPU’s on some virtualization tasks, allocating enough hard disk space, choosing dynamic hdd instead of fixed, allocating RAM with regard to the hosts resources, graphics memory. Virtualbox global settings. VMs local settings. Shared folders
• Troubleshooting the virtualized network. Including software are firewalls by ping and connectivity testing. If this fails look at configurations. If this fails look at the underlying host networking or configuration. E.g. a 169.x.x.x network interface
• Use of public and private IP addresses in a network, NAT.
• Network diagram design to include a legitimate spam server to serve the company’s email customers
• Network management redesign of a dysfunctional network and server
• Introduction to virtualizing services in VMS

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK402 Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT


1. Identify virtualisation benefits and features

2. Install and configure virtualisation software

3. Install and configure virtual machines

4. Configure virtual networks of virtual machines

5. Back up and restore virtual machines

Learning Outcomes

Implement virtualizations technologies.  Manage virtual machines.

This course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:
• Working with virtualized networks
• Network monitoring and troubleshooting
• Transferable virtualized networking skills, allowing you to more easily use virtualization software such as VirtualBox, VMware or Hyper V.

Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessments

Task 3


 Task 4


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

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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.