ICANWK411A - Deploy software to networked computers


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Vocational Education, Training

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13 weeks

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Domestic student fee:

$290.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$540.00 (AUD)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and support the installation of new or upgraded software to networked computers according to vendor and organisation specifications.


Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access


  • Assignment (50%)
  • Project (30%)
  • Quiz (20%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. determine operating system and software and hardware requirements
  2. obtain deployment software to automate deployment
  3. automate installation of operating system via network
  4. automate installation of software packages via network
  5. test and sign off.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Assess client software and licensing requirements, considering compatibility with existing application software and operating system
2Assess hardware requirements
3Analyse requirements against local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and wireless networks within organisational guidelines
4Evaluate client requirements according to organisational guidelines, corporate purchasing procedures and budget
5Evaluate deployment software according to client requirements and organisational guidelines
6Contact vendors and obtain technical specifications, including support arrangements and licensing
7Acquire software and licences, according to organisational procedures
8Store software licences and manuals, according to organisational guidelines
9Plan and deploy operating system according to appropriate vendor installation procedures with minimal disruption to network and clients
10Configure and test installation to ensure that it meets client needs and vendor specifications
11Install updates and patches
12Plan and deploy software packages according to appropriate vendor installation procedures with minimal disruption to network and clients
13Configure and test installation to ensure that it meets client needs and vendor specifications
14Install updates and patches
15Test installed operating system and software for error-free performance, identifying and resolving problems
16Determine and document security and licensing issues
17Obtain client evaluation and feedback, to ensure that client requirements have been met

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links
  • Simulations

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Relevant Courses

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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