Course Title: Install and manage a server
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: COSC6090C
Course Title: Install and manage a server
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4299 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
Course Contact: Geoff Moss
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. Server management includes initial configuration and testing as well as ongoing administration and troubleshooting.
• Installing a window 2008 domain controller and windows 7 client
• Windows domain: Group policy, Organisational units, groups, GPO
• Associate a group with a login script
• Managing users in the domain
• Windows file server – includes testing for different file permissions and different groups
• Windows domain controller configuration and management. Setting up a DHCP server, setting and testings reverse DNS. Adding a PC to the domain and testing.
• Implementing group policy, Group policy modelling
• Windows Access Control Lists (ACL’s) and the Windows effective permissions inspector
• Introduction to memory, processes and threads. Tools to view these in both Linux and Windows environments
• Linux server installation and services.
• Updating Windows and Linux servers
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICANWK401A Install and manage a server
Complete documentation and clean up work site
Make and document server configuration and operational changes
Complete client report and notification of server status
Clean up and restore worksite to client's satisfacation
Secure sign-off from appropriate person
Configure and administer the server
Configure network directory service
Create and manage accounts to facilitate security and network access
Configure user environment using operating system policies and scripts
Create directory structure and quotas to meet client requirements
Configure and manage print services
Set the security, access and sharing of system resources to meet client requirements
Implement security policy to prevent unauthorised access to the system
Implement backup and recovery methods to enable access to the system
Configure update services to provide automatic updates for operating system and applications
Install Server as required by the specification
Create disk-partitioning scheme
Create file system and virtual memory
Install network operating system
Install and configure server applications and network services
Reconnect and reconfigure aconnectivity devices
Patch the operating system and applications to ensure maximum security and reliability
Restore local data to new server
Monitor and test the server
Test server for benchmarking against client specificatino and requirements according to test plan, and record outcomes
Analyse the error report and make changes as required
Use troubleshooting tools and techniques to diagnose and correct server problems
Test required changes or additions
Validate changes or additions against specifications
Prepare to install a server
Prepare for work, according to site-specific saftey requirements and enterprise OHS processes and procedures
Obtain server applicatinos and features from appropriate person
Choose the most suitable operating system features and network services with reference to required server solution and technical requirements
Review required installation options
Analyse data migration requirements
Back up local data in prepartion for installation
Arrange access to site and advise client of deployment and potential down time
Develope skills to manage servers. Areas include server testing, configuration, profiling, monitoring and troubleshooting.
Details of Learning Activities
Considers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. Server management includes initial configuration and testing as well as ongoing administration and troubleshooting. Server management includes initial configuration and testing, ongoing administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and monitoring servers and troubleshooting.
Class pracs, classroom discussion are part of the learning activities, as well as work-based experiences and activies.
Internet hyperlinks to technical documents and references including Youtube will be used as a learning tool and resource.
Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace.
|Weeks||Topic||Software/Reading||Practical Exercises and Assessment|
|1||Prepare to install a server||See online resources||Prac and work based assessment|
|2||Install server as required by the specification||See online resources||Prac and work based assessment|
|3||Configure and administer the server||See online resources||Prac and work based assessment|
|4||Monitor and test the server||See online resources||Prac and work based assessment|
|5||Complete documentation and clean up worksite||See online resources||Prac and work based assessment|
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent. Skill based assessment.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example
• direct questioning combined with a review of portfolios of evidence
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
Skills Based Assessments:
These assessments can be done either at RMIT or at the workplace providing appropriate equipment is available.
All pracs need to be satisfactorily completed to pass the course.
|Element||Practical Tasks||In Class/Work observation||In Class Testing||Individual and Group discussions**|
** small group discussion and problem solving on variety of issues at appropriate times during delivery of the course
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