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Software Installation And Support

Knowledge of and ability to plan and execute software platform changes with minimal service disruption to the client.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies key steps and practices in software installation and maintenance.

Explains the roles and responsibilities of software vendors and clients.

Describes the current and planned releases or versions of local software components.

Describes major activities performed by software support staff.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Participates in installing or upgrading specific software systems.

Explains the impact of planned changes, contingencies, and back-up and recovery steps.

Explains the uses of diagnostic tools and techniques; resolves common software problems.

Interacts with appropriate personnel to coordinate support efforts.

Participates in planning, testing and implementing changes to the local software environment.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Provides insight into software installation and support for multiple vendors and products.

Analyzes, assesses and communicates software implementation options according to various IT environments.

Designs and executes plans for major software installations.

Uses and monitors software distribution channels, techniques and auto-discovery tools.

Details the features, functions and expected benefits of planned platform changes.

Communicates the reasons for and advantages of planned upgrades and implementations of software.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Conducts training on software implementation in a large, distributed environment.

Teaches others about various multi-vendor environments; explains key considerations and issues.

Consults on planning, design, implementation and support of software platforms.

Establishes guidelines and practices for software support, distribution and installation.

Communicates with clients, vendors and management on the benefits and risks of platform changes.

Monitors an organization's experience with vendor software performance and support.

Interview Questions

  • How many software distribution channels and auto-discovery tools did you use at your previous position?
  • Tell me about software installation and support related projects you have previously been involved in.
  • Tell me about the advantages of a planned upgrade in your previous position.
  • What common problems have you diagnosed and resolved in your previous positions?
  • How have you designed and executed software installation plans in previous organizations?

Titles with Shared Competencies