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COMP716 – Virtualisation Essentials

Module code
Module title
Virtualisation Essentials
To enable students to gain an understanding of the architecture, components, and operation of virtualisation and infrastructure to meet organisational requirements.
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Examine and explain virtualisation and infrastructure
2. Implement, configure and troubleshoot virtualisation and infrastructure to meet organisational requirements.
3. Analyse, design, implement and troubleshoot a virtualisation and infrastructure plan for an organisation
• Common organisational requirements
• Infrastructure services that support business function
• Industry certifications
• Software-Defined data centre
• Cloud infrastructure
• Virtual machines and server host configuration
• CPU, memory, storage and network virtualisation
• Resource management and monitoring
• Workloads, applications and deployment infrastructure
• Enterprise administration
• Identity and access management
• High availability and fault tolerance
• Backups and monitoring
• Security
• Troubleshooting
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes, which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face, guest lectures and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Computer Network lab
Virtualisation software

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