Course Title: Deploy software to networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

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: George Yousif

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: george.yousif@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator:  George Yousif Tel:  +61 3 9925 4468 E:  george.yousif@rmit.edu.au           Eddie Vanda School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS) Program Manager Tel: (03) 9925 4456 Fax: (03) 9925 4189 eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au 

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 Server OS

Introduction to Windows Server

 

2

Install Windows Server

Configure Windows Server

3.3 

3

Disk Partitions

File Systems and Virtual System

Online Quiz 1 released (Due Week 4)

 

4

Active Directory

DNS

 

5

DHCP

 

6

Client Report

Server Documentation

 

7

Introduction to Deployment

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

5.2

8

Windows OS Deployment using Standard Image

3.1, 3.2

5.1

9

Practical Assessment: Part 1 released (Due Week 12)

 

10

File and Folder Permissions

Windows Domain Users and Groups

 

11

Disk Quotas

Shared Folders and Sharing Permissions

 

12

Group Policy

Software Package Deployment using Group Policy

4.1, 4.2, 4.3

5.1

13

Print Services

Practical Assessment: Part 2 released (Due Week 16)

 

14

Server Backup and Recovery

Online Quiz 2 released (Due Week 15)

 

15

Performance Monitoring

Troubleshooting

5.1 

16

Practical Assessment: Part 2 

17

Resubmissions (if available)  

18

Resubmissions (if available)  

*Please note this timeline is subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

We will be using Virtualisation to setup several different operating systems for this course.

You will be required to bring along or purchase an External Hard Drive (Minimum 500GB) to complete your assessments. Without it, you will not be able to complete this course.

It is your responsibility to have this organized by the end of week 1 at the latest.

The school computers do not allocate you anywhere near enough disk space for you to install Virtual Machines on your profiles.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessment

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

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

1.1

X

 

1.2

 X 

 

1.3

 X 

 

1.4

 X 

 

2.1

 X 

 

2.2

 X 

 

2.3

  

2.4

 

3.1

X

3.2

 X 

3.3

 

4.1

 X 

4.2

 X 

4.3

 X 

5.1

X

5.2

X

 

5.3

 

 X 


Assessment Tasks

Online Quizzes

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers

Practical Assessment

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers

You will be allowed a resubmission attempt once per assessment only if it constitutes a reasonable attempt (see below).

For example, if you need to resubmit one of your assessments, you will not be entitled to any further resubmissions for that assessment. The mark you are granted for that resubmission will stand. You will still have the ability to resubmit other assessments in the course

Please read all of the information handed carefully and ask lots of questions if you are unsure.

Reasonable Attempt

You must make a reasonable attempt on each submission to be granted a resubmission attempt.

What constitutes a reasonable attempt?

A reasonable attempt would be attempting to answer all of the questions asked of you to the best of your ability.

Leaving large sections of your work blank, or not submitting sections does not show your teacher you have enough of an understanding of the assessment to be deemed competent.

This indicates to your teacher that you didn’t seek out your teacher for help, or that you did not understand the work.

Please note, in the event you are eligible for a resubmission, a new due date will be provided to you. Please check your feedback carefully as missing this deadline will leave you with your original mark.

 

Deadlines

Deadlines are set when the course commences and may only be moved by the teacher if there is a reasonable reason to do so. This needs to also be agreed on by 70% of the class.

If work keeps getting pushed back, then it will make the back end of your semester too difficult to handle.

If you do not submit your work by the deadline without an approved extension from your teacher, you will lose your ability to gain a resubmission.

If your work is more than 48 hours late, then you will receive a mark of 0 for the assessment.

The only way to remove a 0 is to apply for special consideration. Only if the special consideration is approved, will the assessment be graded.

 


Assessment Matrix

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

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessment

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

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

1.1

X

 

1.2

 X 

 

1.3

 X 

 

1.4

 X 

 

2.1

 X 

 

2.2

 X 

 

2.3

  

2.4

 

3.1

X

3.2

 X 

3.3

 

4.1

 X 

4.2

 X 

4.3

 X 

5.1

X

5.2

X

 

5.3

 

 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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