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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Maintain and repair a server computer to module level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114065  Maintain and repair a server computer to module level 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 competent knowledge of the areas covered
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Information Technology and Computer Sciences.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Diagnose faults with a server computer to module level
  • Plan the repair of a server computer to module level
  • Bypass faulty modules in a server computer
  • Replace a faulty module in a server computer
  • Restore a server computer to service

    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 :
  • Explain computer architecture concepts
  • Resolve technical computer problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Diagnose faults with a server computer to module level. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Storage device; Power supply; Logic board; I/O System; Memory; Monitor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The diagnosis of each fault verifies the reported symptoms, and identifies any further symptoms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The diagnosis identifies the cause(s) of the symptoms by using diagnostic procedures recommended by industry, and according to user`s requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The diagnosis identifies known problems by using information sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reference manuals; Fault database; Supplier staff.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the repair of a server computer to module level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan reviews the diagnosis and identifies the feasibility of the repair. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan outlines the strategy for repairing the fault. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan adopts a review procedure which ensures that the final outcome meets user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan estimates the effort, duration and resources required for the repair. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The plan ensures that the resources required to complete the repair are available at the repair site. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The plan ensures that the replacement modules are compatible with the computer system, and carry evidence of integrity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Bypass faulty modules in a server computer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bypassing a faulty module is achieved through reconfiguring the system software according to manufacturer`s specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bypassing a faulty module is achieved through reconfiguring the hardware according to manufacturer`s specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bypassing ensures that the computer is able to be returned to service. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Replace a faulty module in a server computer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The replacement ensures that the replacement module is installed according to the manufacturer`s specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The replacement ensures that the replacement module functions according to the manufacturer`s specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The replacement ensures that the computer is able to be returned to service. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore a server computer to service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The restoring ensures that the computer operates according to the manufacturer`s specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The restoring ensures that the computer is available to the user. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None.
     


    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. All elements 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 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 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. "Module-level" refers to hardware sub-assemblies, such as disk drives and circuit boards,which 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  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 


    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.
     
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