Use computer operating systems and hardware

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 ICAICT201A, 'Use computer operating systems and hardware'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Identify operating system and hardware components

1.1 Determine ICT organisational requirements and specifications

1.2 Identify and select operating system

1.3 Identify appropriate external hardware components

1.4 Identify internal hardware components

2. Install and configure operating system and application software with hardware components

2.1 Install and configure operating system to meet organisational requirements

2.2 Identify the functions associated with the operating system and associated boot process

2.3 Configure power-management settings to minimise power consumption as an environmentally sustainable measure

2.4 Use both the graphical user interface and the command line interface to perform basic tasks

2.5 Install or upgrade application software onto the operating system and hardware configuration

2.6 Determine the relationship between an application program, the operating system and hardware

2.7 Identify general differences between the different computer platforms and their respective operating systems

3. Optimise operating system and hardware components

3.1 Optimise operating system using included tools or third-party utilities

3.2 Customise the graphical user interface

3.3 Use techniques unique to the command line interface

3.4 Set up and configure external hardware components and check functionality

3.5 Install drivers as appropriate and check functionality