Install and configure client-server applications and services

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ICTNWK407, 'Install and configure client-server applications and services'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine client -server software requirements

1.1 Select a client-server solution that best fits the desired outcome for a given scenario

1.2 Select hardware required to implement the client-server solution for the desired outcome

1.3 Select an appropriate host operating system for the client’s server software

2. Obtain and configure server application software according to industry best practice

2.1 Investigate the range of client-server products available for the desired outcome, including commercial and open source

2.2 Identify hardware requirements

2.3 Identify available operating system platforms to host the client-server software

3. Install, configure, and manage services to meet business requirements

3.1 Install client-server software to both server and client hardware according to business guidelines

3.2 Configure the client-server software according to vendor guidelines

3.3 Monitor client-server performance to ensure performance, according to business requirements

3.4 Manage the installation of upgrades and patches to the client-server software environment

3.5 Backup and maintain client-server software

4. Assess configuration effect on overall network design

4.1 Identify appropriate utilities to monitor and determine network performance

4.2 Create network performance benchmarks prior to and on completion of client-server software installation

4.3 Compare benchmarks to assess performance effect on network after installation of client-server software

5. Test and sign off

5.1 Test operation of the client-server software to ensure client requirements are met

5.2 Obtain sign-off from appropriate person