This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, install, configure and use computer operating systems and basic computer hardware. This involves configuring the operating system to work with a variety of hardware peripherals and types of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment.

It applies to those who work under supervision and provide support to others. This includes individuals who apply a range of configuration skills to use and solve issues in operating systems and hardware.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
ICTICT213

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *select, install, configure and use a computer operating system *install, configure and run at least one application software and at least one supporting hardware component *optimise at least one operating system using tools, drivers and vendor utilities Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *basic specifications of operating systems, hardware and applications software products *compatibility and functions of operating systems, in respect to other versions *operating system optimisation tools and vendor utilities *functions and features of boot process *command line techniques *vendor utilities *organisational guidelines, procedures requirements and specifications.

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