Course Title: Install and manage a server

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: COSC6193C

Course Title: Install and manage a server

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Trevor Stone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4545

Course Contact Email: trevor.stone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Trevor Stone

trevor.stone@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

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.

Topics include
• Installing a window 2012 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
• Printing
• 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:

ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server

Element:

1. Prepare to install a server

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Prepare for work, according to site specific safety requirements and enterprise workplace health and safety (WHS) processes and procedures

1.2 Obtain server applications and features from appropriate person

1.3 Choose most suitable operating system features and network services with reference to required server solution and technical requirements

1.4 Review required installation options

1.5 Analyse data migration requirements

1.6 Back up local data in preparation for installation

1.7 Arrange access to site and advise client of deployment and potential down time

Element:

2. Install server as required by the specification

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Create disk partitioning scheme

2.2 Create file systems and virtual memory

2.3 Install network operating system

2.4 Install and configure server applications and network services

2.5 Reconnect and reconfigure connectivity devices

2.6 Patch the operating system and applications to ensure maximum security and reliability

2.7 Restore local data to new server

Element:

3. Configure and administer the server

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Configure network directory service

3.2 Create and manage accounts to facilitate security and network access

3.3 Configure user environment using operating system policies and scripts

3.4 Create directory structure and quotas to meet client requirements

3.5 Configure and manage print services

3.6 Set the security, access and sharing of system resources to meet client requirements

3.7 Implement security policy to prevent unauthorised access to the system

3.8 Implement backup and recovery methods to enable restoration capability in the event of a disaster

3.9 Configure update services to provide automatic updates for operating system and applications

Element:

4. Monitor and test the server

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Test server for benchmarking against client specification and requirements according to test plan, and record outcomes

4.2 Analyse the error report and make changes as required

4.3 Use troubleshooting tools and techniques to diagnose and correct server problems

4.4 Test required changes or additions

4.5 Validate changes or additions against specifications

Element:

5. Complete documentation and clean up worksite

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Make and document server configuration and operational changes

5.2 Complete client report and notification of server status

5.3 Clean up and restore worksite to client’s satisfaction

5.4 Secure sign-off from appropriate person


Learning Outcomes


Develope skills to manage servers.   Areas include server testing, configuration, profiling, monitoring and troubleshooting.


Details of Learning Activities

           

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, and out-of-class research and homework.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

 

 

DateWeekTopicAssessment
4-Jul1Introduction to Windows Server  
11-Jul2

Installing Windows Server

Configuring Windows Server 

 
18-Jul3Active Directory 
Windows Domain users and groups 
Windows Group Policy 
Assignment 1 Due 
25-Jul4Active Directory 
Windows Domain users and groups 
Windows Group Policy 
   
1-Aug5DHCP 
DNS 
Reverse DNS 
 
8-Aug6PowerShell Scripting  
15-Aug7PowerShell Scripting   
22-Aug  8Print ServicesAssignment 2 Due
29-Aug Mid-Semester Break  
5-Sep9Backup and Recovery  
12-Sep10Backup and Recovery  
19-Sep11Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting  
26-Sep12Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting Assignment 3 Due 
3-Oct13  
10-Oct14   
17-Oct15  
24-Oct16 Integrated Project Due   

 The schedule may be subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quiz

Task 2

Labs

Task 3

Integrated Project

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

 

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

 

1.5

X

X

 

1.6

 

X

 

1.7

 

X

X

2.1

 

X

X

2.2

 

X

X

2.3

 

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

2.5

 

X

X

2.6

 

X

X

2.7

 

X

 

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

3.4

 

X

X

3.5

 

X

 

3.6

 

X

X

3.7

 

X

X

3.8

 

X

X

3.9

 

X

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

4.4

 

X

X

4.5

 

X

X

5.1

 

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

X

X

X

5.4

 

X

X

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure students achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Students are will only have 2 resubmissions available overall for this course.


Assessment Tasks

1. Assignment 1

2. Assignment 2

3. Assignment 3 

4. Integrated Project

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of eight (8) courses, viz.:

ICTICT401        Determine and confirm client business requirements
ICTNWK404      Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network
ICTPMG401      Support small scale IT projects
ICTTEN5200A   Install, configure and test a local area network switch
ICTNWK403      Manage network and date integrity
ICTNWK406      Install, configure and test network security
ICTNWK401      Install and manage a server
ICTNWK411      Deploy software to networked computers

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete the course

To be eligible for a resubmission, you must have made a reasonable attempt at completing the original submission.

Resubmissions are only granted at the discretion of the teacher and/or coordinator.

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.


Assessment Matrix

 

ElementAssignment 1
Assignment 2Assignment 3
Integrated Project
1.1xxxx
1.2x  
1.3x  
1.4x  
1.5   
1.6   
1.7   x
2.1 
2.2 
2.3x  
2.4 x 
2.5x 
2.6x  
2.7   
3.1 x 
3.2 x 
3.3 x 
3.4 x  
3.5   
3.6 xx
3.7 x 
3.8  
3.9x  
4.1  
4.2  
4.3  xx
4.4  
4.5  
5.1   
5.2   
5.3   x
5.4xxxx

Other Information

           

Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Vocational Health and Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the RMIT website for more information on this policy. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1

Late work
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.

Extension of Time for submission of assessable work
A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Building 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration. Form available online at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online.
For missed assessments such as exams and tests, you (and your doctor, if you are ill) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate) prior to, or within 48 hours of the scheduled time of the exam or test.

If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

If you have any questions about this assessment process, feel free to email me on:george.yousif@rmit.edu.au

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