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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install system software and application software for a personal computer or hand-held computer 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14943  Install system software and application software for a personal computer or hand-held computer 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended:
  • To provide a fundamental knowledge of the areas covered.
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Computer Hardware Infrastructure and Support.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the installation of system software and application software for a single-user personal computer.
  • Install system software and application software for a single-user personal computer.
  • Test the installation of system software and application software for a single-user personal computer.
  • Accomplish user acceptance sign-off for the installation of system software and application software for a single-user personal computer.

    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open.

    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit Standards, at least up to NQF level 3)
  • Explain computer architecture concepts (SGB-ID = DC312)
  • Describe types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations (SGB-ID = IST004)
  • Apply problem solving strategies (SGB-ID = PSM017) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan installation of system software & application software for single-user personal computer. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Plan the installation of system software and application software for a single-user personal computer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Software specification; Scheduling; Resources; Feasibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan reviews the software specification and explains the feasibility of the specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The plan estimates the time and resources required for the installation, and specifies milestones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The plan ensures that the installation is scheduled to minimise disruption to the user. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The plan adopts a review procedure which ensures that the final outcome meets user requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install system software and application software for a single-user personal computer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Compatibility; Configuration; Access; Performance; Backups; Installation specification 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The installation procedure follows the publisher's guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The installation ensures that the software operates according to the publisher's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The installation ensures that the pre-installation environment is restored in the event of an unsuccessful installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The installation ensures that the software is configured and customised according to the installation specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test installation of system software & application software for a single-user personal computer. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Test the installation of system software and application software for a single-user personal computer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Testing procedures; Test environment; Test logs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The test verifies that the software functions according to the publisher's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The test procedure meets the publisher's guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The test verifies that the software functions in the specified environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The test verifies that the system software communicates with hardware, peripherals and other application software according to the installation specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Accomplish user acceptance sign-off for the installation system software and application software. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Accomplish user acceptance sign-off for the installation system software and application software for a single-user personal computer. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Service Level Agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The user acceptable sign-off outlines the publisher's operating procedures and allows the user to begin operating the system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operating procedures; User manuals
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The user acceptable sign-off provides training and support options to the user. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The user acceptable sign-off reviews the installation and allows the user to determine whether the installation has been complete. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Process:

    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.

    Moderation Process:

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
  • Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written persuasion when engaging with systems developmen. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
  • "Personal Computer (PC)" includes hand-held devices running a PC operating system.
  • "Software" refers to system software and application software.
  • "Module level" refers to hardware sub-assemblies such as hard drives and circuit boardsthat are replaceable without the use of a soldering iron.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
  • Hardware, Infrastructure Maintenance and Support. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academy of Training and Development 
    2. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Amitek Business College 
    4. Angie Technologies 
    5. Arise Business Centre 
    6. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    7. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    8. AUM IT Solutions 
    9. Believers Care Society 
    10. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Broadband College of Technology 
    12. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    14. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Clean Heat Academy 
    16. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    17. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    18. CTU Training Solutions 
    19. Daily Training Cc 
    20. Damelin 
    21. Damelin - Randburg 
    22. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Delcom Training Institute 
    24. Delight Computer Training 
    25. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    26. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    27. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    28. EOH Abantu (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    30. False Bay College 
    31. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Foster-Melliar 
    33. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    34. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    35. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    36. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    37. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    39. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    40. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    41. Imvana Training College 
    42. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    43. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    44. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    45. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    46. IT SA Computer Services Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    48. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    49. Jonda Learning Academy 
    50. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    51. Kezla Investments 
    52. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    53. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    54. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    55. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    57. M-cot Corporate Training 
    58. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    59. Modise Computer College 
    60. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    61. Mpande Technologies cc 
    62. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    63. National Computer College Carletonville 
    64. National Computer College Cc 
    65. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Ngubeni Corporation 
    67. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    68. Ocule IT cc 
    69. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    70. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    72. Qhakaza Management Services 
    73. Rand Training College 
    74. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    75. SEDIBENG 
    76. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    77. Smart Byte Training Cc 
    78. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Star Light Consulting 
    80. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    81. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Work Skills Resources 
    86. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    88. ZJ Africa Learn (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.