This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use version control systems to track content, versions and maintain a code repository of work when developing in an ICT environment.

It applies to individuals who work in a development environment and create a history of changes to track multiple versions of their own or team's work. These development environments include processes of designing, building and testing code and product.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: *plan, install, create and manage a code on one repository of work on at least three occasions. In the course of the above, the candidate must: *communicate down time, service interruptions and installation of service *document final outcomes.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *distributed and centralised version control systems *web-based DevOps lifecycle tools *DevOps automation tools *branching, pull and push commands local/remote *key policies, procedures and documentation required to use version control systems in development environments, including those related to: - repositories and working copies - merging and merge tools - working and indiscriminative commits - resolving conflict and backout changes *principles and techniques of creating repositories and branch workflows *version control industry standard best practices *distributed version control industry standard best practices * workflow processes applicable to using version control systems.

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