Plan and manage virtualisation for IT sustainability

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 ICASUS701A, 'Plan and manage virtualisation for IT sustainability'.
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. Develop an organisational plan to implement IT virtualisation

1.1 Analyse current enterprise operations to determine what processes or practices can be realised using virtualisation to ensure long-term sustainability within the organisational guidelines

1.2 Research and analyse alternative virtualisation scenarios, including a risk analysis and relative comparisons of each, considering return on investment (RoI)

1.3 Produce results of the analysis prioritising the sequence of processes to be virtualised, based on enterprise priorities and the setting of sustainability targets for the organisation

2. Manage strategies for deploying virtual machines

2.1 Analyse business factors that cause enterprises to migrate to virtualisation

2.2 Identify virtualisation inhibitors that are preventing the organisation from deploying strategies on local virtual machines

2.3 Produce a virtualisation management plan to capitalise on using virtual machines according to enterprise priorities

3. Manage outsourced services and cloud networks

3.1 Analyse the IT requirements of the organisation to produce a cloud architecture using multiple cloud computing elements indicating the layers of the cloud client stack

3.2 Produce a cost-benefit analysis

3.3 Produce analytical justifications that will determine the deployment model that meets the business requirements of the organisation

3.4 Set up a service level agreement (SLA) with the managed services provider (MSP) or the network provider to ensure the responsibilities of the stakeholders are specified and agreed to