VENDOR CERTIFICATION FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A

CSE1VAX

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers two industry recognised certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA. The Microsoft Technologies Associate (MTA) certification is an introductory certification. It addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates the candidate's technical ability. The CompTIA A+ is another entry level certification for individuals to begin their career in IT. It covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. It also covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SBAIO and must have passed CSE1ITX

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTest Out: PC ProPrescribed2016Test Out
ReadingsMTA Learning GuidePrescribedComputer Power Institue, 2017Didasko Digital

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the fundamental technical concepts in Information Technology (IT).

Activities:
Webinars and discussion forums, including practical demonstrations, to describe the various technical concepts in IT.

02. Explain either networking or database or software development fundamental concepts.

Activities:
Self-paced online practical activities, exercises and online discussion forums.

03. Identify the functions of hardware components of a computer system.

Activities:
Self-paced practical activities from the virtual environment "TestOut" where students can work within a simulated environmental.

04. Describe the main functions of an operating system and the role of utility software.

Activities:
Self-checking questions (online quizzes and short answer self-paced assessments) and webinars.

05. Differentiate between the main types of computer networks and explain the purpose of the network components and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different data communication media.

Activities:
Use the network plus module from the network-based simulated environment in "TestOut" and Cisco packet tracer to bulid a small network.

06. Install and configure an operating system.

Activities:
Use a virtual environment (eg: Oracle Virtual Box) to install an operating system.

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Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFei Liu

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online test (30 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions about hardware, peripheral and storage devices 10 03
Networking assignment report (equivalent to 1400 words) A networking solution with a suitable topology and IP addressing scheme in place that involves file management and communication between computers and other devices such as printers, mobile devices etc. on the network. This will be documented with screenshots in a report. 35 03, 05
Operating system assignment (equivalent to 1400 words) An appropriate operating system will be proposed. The proposed operating system will be installed and configured. An utility software will also be installed on the operating system. This will be documented with screenshots in a report35 03, 04, 05, 06
Online examination (60 minutes)Short answer questions and/or multiple choice questions related to MTA content will be covered. 20 01, 02