Course Title: Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: EEET7392C

Course Title: Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5386 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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 skills and knowledge required to design and implement a network authentication model that allows users to log in using the same user credentials between multiple operating system platforms to provide a secure method of sharing files on the same network.   It applies to individuals employed in network or systems engineering roles where they are required to support multiple operating systems in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK602 Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security

Element:

1. Plan advanced network server security according to business needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consult with client and key stakeholders to identify security requirements in an advanced network server environment   1.2 Analyse and review existing client security documentation and predict network service vulnerabilities   1.3 Research network authentication and network service configuration options and implications to produce network security solutions   1.4 Ensure features and capabilities of network service security options meet the business needs   1.5 Produce or update server security design documentation to include new solutions   1.6 Obtain sign-off for the security design from the appropriate person  

Element:

2. Prepare for Network server security implementation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Prepare for work in line with site-specific safety requirements and enterprise occupational health and safety (OHS) processes and procedures   2.2 Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel   2.3 Consult appropriate person to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite   2.4 Back up server before implementing configuration changes  

Element:

3. Configure the advanced network server security according to design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Configure update services to provide automatic updates to ensure maximum security and reliability   3.2 Configure network authentication, authorisation and accounting services to log and prevent unauthorised access to the server   3.3 Configure basic service security and access control lists to limit access to authorised users, groups or networks   3.4 Implement encryption as required by the design   3.5 Configure advanced network service security options for services and remote access   3.6 Configure the operating system or third-party firewall to filter traffic in line with security requirements   3.7 Ensure security of server logs and log servers are appropriately implemented for system integrity   3.8 Implement backup and recovery methods to enable restoration capability in the event of a disaster

Element:

4. Monitor and test network server security

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Test server to assess the effectiveness of network service security according to agreed design plan   4.2 Monitor server logs, network traffic and open ports to detect possible intrusions   4.3 Monitor important files to detect unauthorised modifications   4.4 Investigate and verify alleged violations of server or data security and privacy breaches   4.5 Recover from, report and document security breaches according to security policies and procedures   4.6 Evaluate monitored results and reports to implement and test improvement actions required to maintain the required level of network service security


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

All the information will be explain in Semester 2 of the course and what is expected by the student to be competent in this course.

This will be face to face and will be a series of lecture demo and student will have series of labs to complete to test they knowledge and understanding of the topics covered during the semester.


Teaching Schedule

Course Schedule:      Break down what will cover during the semester and lab exercises  done in each week                                                      

Weeks

Topics

Readings and Activities

Assessment

Week 1

 

Introduction Windows Server Operating System

Read over notes   and complete lab exercises

 

 

Week 2

 

Introduction to Windows Server DNS

 Read over  notes and complete lab exercises

 

Week 3

 

Introduction to Active  Directory Domain Services (ADDS)

Read over  notes and complete lab exercises

 

Week 4

 

Introduction to Active Directory ADDS

Read over  notes and complete lab exercises

 

 

Week 5

 

 

Introduction to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ServerRead over Notes and complete lab exercisesQuiz 1
Week 6Introduction to Directory and remote management of server using RSAT

Read over   Notes and complete lab exercises

Quiz 1needs to be completed

Week 7

 

Introduction to DHCP and failover

Read over  notes and complete lab exercises

 

 

 

Week 8

 

Introduction to a twin domain controller and active directory replication secure DNS

Read over  notes and complete lab exercises

 

 

Week 9

Midterm Break

 

 

Week 10

 

Introduction to Read-only Domain Controller

 Read over Notes and complete lab exercises

Quiz 2 activated

Week 11

 

Introduction to VPN

 

Read over notes  and complete lab exercises

Quiz 2 to be completed

Week 12

 

Introduction to RADIUS and Network Connection Policy ServerRead over notes and complete lab exercises

 

Week 13

 

Introduction to IIS/FTP

Read over notes and complete lab exercises

 

Week 14

 

Introduction to Auditing

Read over notes and complete lab exercises

 

Week 15

 

Introduction to Auditing

 Read over Notes and complete lab exercises

Quiz 3 activated

Week 16

 

 

Practical Assessment

Read over Notes and complete the lab exercises

Quiz 3 needs to be completed

Week 17

 

Revision

Go over Notes and  lab exercises

Practical skill test

Week 18

 

Examination Period

  Final Test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All the necessary material software will be on Canvas and software will be on I Drive students will be shown how to access the software at the beginning of the semester


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Quizzes

Assessment 2 - Practical Test

Assessment 3 - Final Test

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

x

 

 

1.2

x

 

 

1.3

x

 

x

1.4

x

 

 

1.5

x

 

 

1.6

x

 

 

2.1

x

 

 

2.2

x

 

x

2.3

x

 

 

2.4

x

 

 

3.1

 

x

x

3.2

 

x

x

3.3

 

x

 

3.4

 

x

 

3.5             

 

x

 

3.6

 

x

 

3.7

 

x

 

3.8

 

x

 

4.1

 

x

 

4.2

 

x

 

4.3

 

x

 

4.4

 

x

 

4.5

 

x

 

4.6

 

 

x


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Quizzes

Assessment 2 - Practical Test

Assessment 3 - Final Test

 

Three Quizzes during the semester each worth 10%.

Students are required to achieve4 70% or better to be competent. If student don't achieve this they can do it again.

Only two attempts on the Quizzes.

Student has one Practical skill test worth 35% closed book. Students need to get 100% on the final skill test to be competent. If student don't achieve this student can do it again. Only two attempts

Student has one final test online worth 35% closed book. Students are required to achieve 70% to be competent. If students don't achieve they can do it again. Only two attempts


Assessment Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

x

 

 

1.2

x

 

 

1.3

x

 

x

1.4

x

 

 

1.5

x

 

 

1.6

x

 

 

2.1

x

 

 

2.2

x

 

x

2.3

x

 

 

2.4

x

 

 

3.1

 

x

x

3.2

 

x

x

3.3

 

x

 

3.4

 

x

 

3.5             

 

x

 

3.6

 

x

 

3.7

 

x

 

3.8

 

x

 

4.1

 

x

 

4.2

 

x

 

4.3

 

x

 

4.4

 

x

 

4.5

 

x

 

4.6

 

 

x

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 marked. 


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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