Provide basic system administration

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 ICAS3024B, 'Provide basic system administration'.
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. Record security access

1.1. Obtain client access requirements and clearance levels according to organisational requirements

1.2. Issue computer or network user account and password details to client

1.3. Provide security documentation and access to client

1.4. Record user account and security access details to maintain system integrity and assist later auditing

2. Record software licences

2.1. Determine what licensed software is used within the organisation

2.2. Maintain records of licence number and location

2.3. Check personal computers and network for illegal software

2.4. Report illegal software to appropriate person

3. Carry out system backup

3.1. Create or review organisational back-up schedule

3.2. Complete file back-ups according to the schedule

3.3. Label and store back-ups according to organisationalrequirements

3.4. Maintain records of back-ups

4. Restore system backup

4.1. Determine and test restore procedures according to organisational guidelines

4.2. Complete a restore under supervision of an appropriateperson

4.3. Record completed restore according to organisationalguidelines

5. Apply security access controls

5.1. Document security access as per clearance guidelines set by management

5.2. Maintain a security access register in line with organisational guidelines to record which client or groups have access to which resources

5.3. Identify the security controls on the file system provided by the operating system

5.4. Apply effective access control on files and directories

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS3024B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICT30310 - Certificate III in Telecommunications Cabling
  • ICT30210 - Certificate III in Telecommunications
  • ICA30105 - Certificate III in Information Technology
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support Services