Course Title: Install and manage a server

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: COSC6193C

Course Title: Install and manage a server

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4401 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: George Yousif

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: george.yousif@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator:  George Yousif Tel:  +61 3 9925 4468 E:  george.yousif@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

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.


This course is delivered as cluster with Unit ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers (COSC6198C).


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Elements

1

Introduction to Server OS

Introduction to Windows Server

1.2, 1.3, 1.7

2

Install Windows Server

Configure Windows Server

1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7

3.9 

3

Disk Partitions

File Systems and Virtual Memory

Online Quiz 1 released (Due Week 4)

2.1, 2.2 

4

Active Directory

DNS 

2.4

3.1

5

DHCP

2.4

6

Client Report

Server Documentation

5.1, 5.2 

7

Introduction to Deployment

Online Quiz 2 released (Due Week 8)

 

8

Windows OS Deployment using Standard Image

 

9

Practical Assessment 1 released (Due Week 12)

 

10

File and Folder Permissions

Windows Domain Users and Groups

3.2, 3.6 

11

Disk Quotas

Shared Folders and Sharing Permissions

3.4, 3.6 

12

Group Policy

Software Package Deployment using Group Policy

Online Quiz 3 released (Due Week 13)

3.3, 3.7 

13

Print Services

Practical Assessment 2 released (Due Week 16)

3.5 

14

Server Backup and Recovery

3.8 

15

Performance Monitoring

Troubleshooting

4.1, 4.2, 4.3 

16

Practical Assessment 2

 

17

Resubmissions 

18

Final Resubmissions (if available) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 *Please note this timeline is subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

We will be using Virtualisation to setup several different operating systems for this course.

You will be required to bring along or purchase an External Hard Drive (Minimum 500GB) to complete your assessments. Without it, you will not be able to complete this course.

It is your responsibility to have this organized by the end of week 1 at the latest.

The school computers do not allocate you anywhere near enough disk space for you to install Virtual Machines on your profiles.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessment 1

Task 3

Practical Assessment 2

Assessment Mapping Matrix

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

 

1.3

X

 

1.4

X

 X

 

1.5

 

 X

 

1.6

 

 X

 

1.7

 

 X

 

2.1

 X 

 X 

 

2.2

 

 X 

 

2.3

  

 X 

 

2.4

 

 X 

 

2.5

 

 X 

 

2.6

 

 X 

 

2.7

 

 X 

 

3.1

 

 X 

 

3.2

  

 X 

 

3.3

 

 X 

 

3.4

 

 X 

 

3.5

  X

 X 

 

3.6

  

 X 

 

3.7

  

 X 

 

3.8

  

 X 

 

3.9

 

 X 

 

4.1

 

 X 

 

4.2

 

 X 

 

4.3

  X 

 X 

 

4.4

 

 X 

 

4.5

 

 X 

 

5.1

 

 X 

 

5.2

 

 X 

 

5.3

 

 X 

 

5.4

 

 X 

 


Assessment Tasks

This course is delivered as cluster with Unit ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers (COSC6198C)

1. Online Quizzes

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers

2. Practical Assessment 1

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers

3. Practical Assessment 2

This assessment will involve a co-assessment of two (2) courses, viz.:

  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers

 

You will be allowed a resubmission attempt once per assessment only if it constitutes a reasonable attempt (see below).

For example, if you need to resubmit one of your assessments, you will not be entitled to any further resubmissions for that assessment. 

Please read all of the information handed carefully and ask lots of questions if you are unsure.

Reasonable Attempt

You must make a reasonable attempt on each submission to be granted a resubmission attempt.

What constitutes a reasonable attempt?

A reasonable attempt would be attempting to answer all of the questions asked of you to the best of your ability.

Leaving large sections of your work blank, or not submitting sections does not show your teacher you have enough of an understanding of the assessment to be deemed competent.

This indicates to your teacher that you didn’t seek out your teacher for help, or that you did not understand the work.

Please note, in the event you are eligible for a resubmission, a new due date will be provided to you. Please check your feedback carefully.

 

Deadlines

Deadlines are set when the course commences and may only be moved by the teacher if there is a reasonable reason to do so. 

If work keeps getting pushed back, then it will make the back end of your semester too difficult to handle.

If you do not submit your work by the deadline without an approved extension from your teacher, you will lose your ability to gain a resubmission.

 


Assessment Matrix

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

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessment 1

Task 3

Practical Assessment 2

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

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

 X 

 

1.2

 

1.3

X

 

1.4

X

X

 

1.5

  

 

1.6

  

 

1.7

  

 

2.1

 X 

 X 

 

2.2

  

 X 

 

2.3

  

 X 

 

2.4

 

 X 

 

2.5

 

 X 

 

2.6

 

 X 

 

2.7

 

 X 

 

3.1

 

 X 

 

3.2

   

 X 

 

3.3

 

 X 

 

3.4

 

 X 

 

3.5

  X

 X 

 

3.6

 

 X 

 

3.7

  

 X 

 

3.8

  

 X 

 

3.9

 

 X 

 

4.1

 

 X 

 

4.2

 

 X 

 

4.3

  X 

 X 

 

4.4

 

 X 

 

4.5

 

 X 

 

5.1

 

 X 

 

5.2

 

 X 

 

5.3

 

 X 

 

5.4

 

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

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge 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 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 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 assessed.


Special consideration: 

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

Other Information: 

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

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