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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Install and configure a multi-user networked operating system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114047  Install and configure a multi-user networked operating system 
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  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 proficient knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Data Communications & Networking

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the installation of system software for a multi-user networked operating system
  • Install a multi-user networked operating system
  • Configure a multi-user networked operating system
  • Test the installation and configuration of a multi-user networked operating system
  • Document the installation of multi-user networked operating system
    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 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Describe data communications
  • Describe types of computer systems and associated hardware configurations
  • Apply problem solving strategies 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the installation of system software for a multi-user networked operating system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Software Specifications; Feasibility; Scheduling; Resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan reviews the specification of the computer system software in order to identify and explain the feasibility of the specification. 

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The plan identifies tasks that are vulnerable to standard risks, and assesses the probability and impact of those risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The plan identifies measures to be taken to minimise risk, and the contingency measures to be adopted in the event of a risk manifesting itself. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The plan adopts a review procedure which ensures that the final outcome meets user requirements according to service level agreements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Install a multi-user networked operating system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manufacturer specifications; Installation specifications; Backup procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The installation procedure follows the manufacturer`s guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The installation ensures that the system software operates according to manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The installation ensures that the system software operates according to the installation specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The installation ensures that the pre-installation environment is restored in the event of an unsuccessful installation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Configure a multi-user networked operating system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The configuration ensures that the system software is customised according to the installation specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The configuration ensures that the customised system software performs according to the manufacturers and company installation specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the installation and configuration of a multi-user networked operating system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The test verifies that the system software functions according to the manufacturer`s specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The test procedure meets the manufacturer`s guidelines. 

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Document the installation of a multi-user networked operating system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Installation process; Configuration; Testing process; User acceptance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The documentation specifies the configuration and customisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The documentation shows the results of testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The documentation includes evidence of acceptance by the user. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The documentation explains basic user operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 
    1. 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.

    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.

    3. 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.

    4. Performance of all elements should be performed with a solid understanding of the use of development tools needed in the areas applicable to the unit standard. Examples of such tools are, but is not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    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:
    1. Installation and configuration of a networked operating system will be done on a "clean" server, or as an upgrade of an existing server.
    2. The installation should reflect the principles and techniques of at least one given multi-user networked operating system, and the practitioner will be aware of other similar operating systems.
    3. At least two different computer architectures should be used in the installation process, in ways that demonstrate the customisation process.

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
    Data Communications and Networking 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


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