Course Title: Install and manage a server

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COSC6193C

Course Title: Install and manage a server

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. Server management includes initial configuration and testing, ongoing administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and monitoring servers, and troubleshooting.


Teaching Schedule

Week

Topic

Elements

1

Introduction to Network OS

Introduction to Windows Server

Deployment of Server for Client

Online Quiz released (Due Week 2)

1.1 - 1.5, 1.7

5.3

2

Data Back Up and Restore

Install Windows Server

Configure Windows Server

Disk Partitions and File Systems  

Lab 1 released (Due Week 3)

1.6

2.1 – 2.3, 2.6, 2.7

3.9

 

3

Active Directory

DHCP

DNS

Lab 2 released (Due Week 4)

2.4

3.1

4.4, 4.5

5.4

4

Windows Domain Users and Groups

File and Folder Permissions

Create and Configure Disk Quotas

Shared Folders and Network Drives

3.2, 3.4, 3.6

4.1, 4.4

 

5

Windows Domain Users and Groups (Cont.)

Server Documentation

Lab 3 released (Due Week 6)

3.2

4.1, 4.4

5.1, 5.4

6

Client Report

Windows Group Policy

3.3, 3.7

4.1, 4.4

5.2

7

Windows Group Policy (Cont.)

Lab 4 released (Due Week 8)

3.3, 3.7

4.1, 4.4

5.4

8

PowerShell Scripting

3.2, 3.3

4.1, 4.4

9

PowerShell Scripting (Cont.)

Integrated Project released (Due Week 13)

Lab 5 released (Due Week 10)

3.2, 3.3

4.1, 4.4

5.4

10

Print Services

Server Back Up and Recovery

3.5, 3.8

11

Server Back Up and Recovery (Cont.)

Lab 6 released (Due Week 12)

3.8

5.4

12

Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting

4.2, 4.3

13

Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting (Cont.)

Lab 7 released (Due Week 14)

4.2, 4.3

5.4

14

Install Linux Server

Configure Linux Server

Lab 8 released (Due Week 15)

2.1 – 2.3, 2.5, 2.6

3.9

5.4

15

Lab 8

 

16

Completion of Assessments

 

Please note this timeline is subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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. Online Quiz
  2. Labs
  3. 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

ICTTEN513 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 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

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):

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

5.4

 

X

X

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

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

 

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

  • Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
  • Maths and science developmental support and advice
  • English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

 

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration

Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension

will not be accepted or marked.

 

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

 

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

 

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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