Australian Vocational Education and Training/ICAS3024A Provide basic system administration

From the official document:

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"This unit defines the competency required to implement components of systems back-up, restore, security and licensing in a standalone or client server environment."

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You can read more about this unit on the National Training Information Systems Official document for ICAS3024A.

This unit is part of the following qualifications:

How this unit will help you


After learning and applying the skills required by this unit you'll be able to demonstrate your skills in:

1. Record security access
  1. Obtain client access requirements and clearance levels according to organisational requirements
  2. Issue computer or network user account and password details to client
  3. Provide security documentation and access to client
  4. Record user account and security access details to maintain system integrity and assist later auditing
2. Record software licences
  1. Determine what licensed software is used within the organisation
  2. Maintain records of licence number and location
  3. Check personal computers and network for illegal software
  4. Report illegal software to appropriate person
3. Carry out system back up
  1. Create or review organisational back-up schedule
  2. Complete file back-ups according to the schedule
  3. Label and store back-ups according to organisational requirements
  4. Maintain records of back-ups
4. Restore system back up
  1. Determine and test restore procedures according to organisational guidelines
  2. Complete a restore under supervision of an appropriate person
  3. Record completed restore according to organisational guidelines
5. Apply security access controls
  1. Document security access as per clearance guidelines set by management
  2. Maintain a security access register in line with organisational guidelines to record which client or groups have access to which resources
  3. Identify the security controls on the file system provided by the operating system
  4. Apply effective access control on files and directories
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Ideas for learning the required skills



Ideas for demonstrating this unit


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If you are demonstrating this unit as part of a formal course, you might find that the unit is graded (meaning you can not only demonstrate your competence, but can also gain a credit or distinction). Your facilitator may already have set criteria that your college uses. If not, here are some ideas for possible credit/distinction activities that you can discuss with your facilitator:

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