This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.  It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.

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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: - apply sustainability practices related to current information and communications technology (ICT) network design; - research, identify and develop a virtual machine environment, and; - implement and maintain a virtual machine environment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - summarise the current government and industry policies and guidelines related to developing sustainable ICT environments; - identify and describe current technologies and processes designed to produce a sustainable ICT environment; - state the available tools and software applications required to manage virtual machines; - define the structure, function and business organisation of client; - outline the configuration of software applications required to manage virtual machines, and; - describe the configuration requirements required to integrate virtual machines into an existing network design.

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