Install and manage 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 ICANWK401A, 'Install and manage a server'.
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. Prepare to install a server

1.1 Prepare for work, according to site-specific safety requirements and enterprise OHS processes and procedures

1.2 Obtain server applications and features from appropriate person

1.3 Choose the most suitable operating system features and network services with reference to required server solution and technical requirements

1.4 Review required installation options

1.5 Analyse data migration requirements

1.6 Back up local data in preparation for installation

1.7 Arrange access to site and advise client of deployment and potential down time

2. Install server as required by the specification

2.1 Create disk-partitioning scheme

2.2 Create file systems and virtual memory

2.3 Install network operating system

2.4 Install and configure server applications and network services

2.5 Reconnect and reconfigure connectivity devices

2.6 Patch the operating system and applications to ensure maximum security and reliability

2.7 Restore local data to new server

3. Configure and administer the server

3.1 Configure network directory service

3.2 Create and manage accounts to facilitate security and network access

3.3 Configure user environment using operating system policies and scripts

3.4 Create directory structure and quotas to meet client requirements

3.5 Configure and manage print services

3.6 Set the security, access and sharing of system resources to meet client requirements

3.7 Implement security policy to prevent unauthorised access to the system

3.8 Implement backup and recovery methods to enable restoration capability in the event of a disaster

3.9 Configure update services to provide automatic updates for operating system and applications

4. Monitor and test the server

4.1 Test server for benchmarking against client specification and requirements according to test plan, and record outcomes

4.2 Analyse the error report and make changes as required

4.3 Use troubleshooting tools and techniques to diagnose and correct server problems

4.4 Test required changes or additions

4.5 Validate changes or additions against specifications

5. Complete documentation and clean up worksite

5.1 Make and document server configuration and operational changes

5.2 Complete client report and notification of server status

5.3 Clean up and restore worksite to client’s satisfaction

5.4 Secure sign-off from appropriate person