Design a server

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAA5140C, 'Design a server'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design a server' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Choose server application

1.1. Determine and analyse requirements and collect possible server designs

1.2. Analyse client needs to determine specifications of server

1.3. Identify and research available applications

1.4. Identify server applications and features

1.5. Analyse server applications with reference to identified requirements

1.6. Provide alternative solutions, including systemrequirements and make options available to client

1.7. Select and source server

2. Choose network operating system

2.1. Identify the network operating system features with reference to required server solution

2.2. Research available network operating system based on technical specification and capability and requirements

2.3. Analyse the most suitable network operating system with reference to identified requirements and current and projected needs

2.4. Choose the most suitable network operating system based on technical and business requirements

3. Select server components

3.1. Identify server components with reference to required server application and server features

3.2. Identify product specifications and limitations

3.3. Identify and analyse system interdependencies, including hardware prior to selection

3.4. Provide alternative solutions with reference to required server application and server features

4. Design server

4.1. Review vendor design and specified server for design applicability

4.2. Document server design and specifications

4.3. Analyse server design against requirements of the client

4.4. Test server for benchmarking against client specification and requirements

4.5. Make required changes to the design from the outcomes of the design testing

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAA5140C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)