Configure a desktop environment

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 ICANWK408A, 'Configure a desktop environment'.
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 desktop operating system

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

1.2 Obtain desktop applications and features from appropriate person

1.3 Review required installation options and file systems

1.4 Determine and apply knowledge of licensing, hardware and system requirements

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 times

2. Install desktop operating system

2.1 Install or upgrade desktop operating system using appropriate installation or update method

2.2 Install desktop applications according to identified requirements

2.3 Configure network settings to connect workstation to network

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

2.5 Restore local data to new workstation

3. Configure desktop environment

3.1 Configure hardware devices

3.2 Administer user environment

3.3 Create file and directory structure using appropriate administration and system tools

3.4 Configure access to external data

3.5 Configure desktop applications according to business requirements

4. Operate command line interface

4.1 Open a command line interface

4.2 Run commands and scripts from the command line interface

4.3 Manipulate files using the command line

5. Configure desktop security

5.1 Modify default user settings to ensure that they match the organisational security policies

5.2 Modify file and directory ownership and permissions to ensure data security requirements are met

5.3 Ensure password security

5.4 Check that the appropriate legal notices are displayed at logon

5.5 Implement security options for network protocols

5.6 Configure security settings for desktop applications according to business requirements

6. Monitor and test the desktop

6.1 Test desktop environment to ensure that client, functionality and performance requirements have been met

6.2 Analyse and respond to diagnostic information

6.3 Use troubleshooting tools and techniques to diagnose and correct desktop problems

6.4 Document the desktop environment, according to organisational policy