Course Title: Design, build and test a network server

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: EEET7391C

Course Title: Design, build and test a network server

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5394 - 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: 50

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment.

It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles, such as network engineers who are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server

Element:

1. Plan and design network servers to meet business requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consult with client and key stakeholders to identify requirements 1.2 Assess business problems, opportunities, scope, objectives and budget, confirming details with appropriate person 1.3 Analyse and document data migration requirements 1.4 Review requirements to identify network server specifications 1.5 Produce detailed documentation for the design and configuration of the network services, server applications, security and redundancy 1.6 Prototype design and update documentation as necessary 1.7 Produce installation checklists as part of the quality assurance process 1.8 Develop the test plan to ensure that the system meets client requirements, performance standards and quality expectations 1.9 Obtain client sign-off for the design report

Element:

2. Prepare for network server installation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Prepare for work according to site specific safety requirements and enterprise workplace health and safety (WHS) processes and procedures 2.2 Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel 2.3 Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite 2.4 Back up local data in preparation for installation

Element:

3. Build and configure the servers according to design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Install network operating system to design specifications using installation checklists 3.2 Install additional tools or third-party software applications as required by the design 3.3 Patch the operating system and applications to ensure maximum security and reliability 3.4 Configure network services and applications 3.5 Implement security design to prevent unauthorised access to system 3.6 Reconnect and reconfigure connectivity devices 3.7 Configure update services to provide automatic updates for operating system and applications 3.8 Restore local data to new server 3.9 Implement backup and recovery methods to enable restoration capability in the event of a disaster

Element:

4. Test and reconfigure network servers

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 and document network design and installation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Make and document server configuration and operational changes 5.2 Complete client report and notify of server status 5.3 Clean up and restore worksite to client's satisfaction 5.4 Secure sign-off from appropriate person


Learning Outcomes


Activities in this course have been designed to enhance your knowledge in building and configuring different network servers.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a variety of different servers
  • Setup different services on a server os
  • Deploy OS from a server
  • Test and troubleshoot servers and VMs
  • Understand the need for documentation 


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the two clustered competencies (ICTNWK505 and ICTSUS501). Both learning activities will incorporate

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Individual work on assignments, practical labs and knowledge based assessments.

 

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster referred to as Virtual Servers. This cluster consists of two units of competencies from the 50418 National Unit Code. They are ICTNWK505 (EEET7391C) and ICTSUS501 (EEET7389C).

You must enrol in all two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies ICTNWK505 and ICTSUS501.

Elements and Performance Criteria of ICTNWK505 (EEET7391C)

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan and design network servers to meet business requirements

1.1 Consult with client and key stakeholders to identify requirements

1.2 Assess business problems, opportunities, scope, objectives and budget, confirming details with appropriate person

1.3 Analyse and document data migration requirements

1.4 Review requirements to identify network server specifications

1.5 Produce detailed documentation for the design and configuration of the network services, server applications, security and redundancy

1.6 Prototype design and update documentation as necessary

1.7 Produce installation checklists as part of the quality assurance process

1.8 Develop the test plan to ensure that the system meets client requirements, performance standards and quality expectations

1.9 Obtain client sign-off for the design report

2. Prepare for network server installation

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

2.2 Identify safety hazards and implement risk control measures in consultation with appropriate personnel

2.3 Consult appropriate personnel to ensure the task is coordinated effectively with others involved at the worksite

2.4 Back up local data in preparation for installation

3. Build and configure the servers according to design

3.1 Install network operating system to design specifications using installation checklists

3.2 Install additional tools or third-party software applications as required by the design

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

3.4 Configure network services and applications

3.5 Implement security design to prevent unauthorised access to system

3.6 Reconnect and reconfigure connectivity devices

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

3.8 Restore local data to new server

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

4. Test and reconfigure network servers

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

5. Complete and document network design and installation

5.1 Make and document server configuration and operational changes

5.2 Complete client report and notify of server status

5.3 Clean up and restore worksite to client’s satisfaction

5.4 Secure sign-off from appropriate person

 

Elements and Performance Criteria of ICTSUS501 (EEET7389C)

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan to implement server virtualisation

1.1 Assess extent of virtualisation to be implemented using feasibility report and organisational guidelines

1.2 Analyse existing server infrastructure use

1.3 Research and analyse alternative virtualisation scenarios, including risk analysis and relative comparisons of each consideration

1.4 Provide brief report to appropriate person of proposed preferred plan and describe resources required

1.5 Liaise with appropriate person to obtain approval for plans with any recommendations

2. Design virtual server specification

2.1 Confirm network operating system, server applications and server design with client

2.2 Determine product and vendor architecture and equipment specifications

2.3 Determine technology and resources within business requirements and budget

3. Install virtual server

3.1 Follow work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements according to plan and manufacturer’s specifications

3.2 Notify client for site access

3.3 Create detailed task list specifying stages and sequence of work required

3.4 Review hardware and software to ensure compatibility

3.5 Install required operating system, additional tools or third party software as specified in design

3.6 Patch operating system and applications to ensure maximum security and reliability

4. Integrate and test virtual server

4.1 Determine tests to ensure virtual server integration

4.2 Develop test plan, referring to resources and network impact

4.3 Run system tests according to test plan and record outcomes

4.4 Analyse error report and make changes as required

4.5 Test required changes or additions

4.6 Validate changes or additions against specifications

5. Complete work and document activities

5.1 Document installation and integration process according to organisational guidelines

5.2 Provide user documentation

5.3 Notify client and obtain sign off


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the two clustered competencies (ICTNWK505 & ICTSUS501) is detailed below: 

Week

Topics/Discussions

ICTSUS501 Elements

ICTNWK505 Elements

1

Introduction to Servers and Virtualization

1.1  1.1

2

 

Lab 1:Installation of Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Operating system using Oracle VM Virtual Box

2.1, 3.53.1

3

Introduction to Active Directory and DNS

Lab 2:Installing and Configuring Active Directory, DNS Server on Windows Server 2019

2.1, 3.5, 3.63.2 - 3.4

4

Lab 3: Install and Configure DHCP, IIS, Web Server and FTP on Windows Server 2019

Quiz 1- Released

Assessment 2 - Project  Released

2.1, 3.5, 3.6

3.2 - 3.4

5

Introduction to Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Lab 4: Install and Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

1.1 - 5.3

3.2 - 3.4

6

WHS analysis

Lab 5: Windows Server Security, Back up & Restore

3.1, 3.5

2.1 - 2.4, 3.5, 3.8 - 3.9

7

Working with Linux GUI and Command Prompt

Lab 6: Installation of Linux Mint on Oracle VM Virtual Box

2.1, 3.5

3.1

8

Linux Firewall

Lab 7: Linux Mint UFW Firewall

Quiz -2 Released

 

3.5

9

Network Time Protocol & SMB

Lab 8: NTP and SAMBA server on Linux Mint

3.5, 3.63.2 - 3.4

10

Performance Monitoring, Testing and Benchmarking

Lab 9  - Testing and Benchmarking

Lab 10 - Create your own testing criteria

Assessment 3 - Practical Assessment Released

4.2 - 4.5

1.1 - 5.4

11

Troubleshooting and Error Reports

Lab 11: Understanding errors on Windows Server

4.4 - 4.64.1 - 4.5

12

Server Rescue, Help and support utilities, General Maintenance

Quiz 3 - Released

 

5.1-5.2

13

Client Reports & Technical Documentation

5.1 - 5.2

5.1 - 5.2

14

Work on Assessment -2 Project

1.1 - 5.3

 

15

Assessment 2 - Project Due

1.1 - 5.3 

16

Assessment 3 - Practical Assessment Due

 

1.1 - 5.4

17

Re-submission of Assessments (If applicable)

  

18

Re-submission of Assessments (If applicable)

  

 

 

*Please note this timeline is subject to change.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student/teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

None


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Practical Assessment

Assessment 2: Product Assessment (Project)

Assessment 3: Knowledge Assessment

  Assessment Mapping Matrix  

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

 

Element/Performance Criteria Covered 

 Assessment 1

  Assessment 2

 Assessment 3

1.1 

X

X

 

1.2

X

 

 

1.3

X

 

 

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

 

1.6

X

 

X

1.7

X

X

 

1.8

X

X

 

1.9

X

 

 

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

 

X

X

2.4

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

X

X

 

3.3

X

X

 

3.4

X

X

 

3.5

X

 

 

3.6

X

 

 

3.7

X

 

 

3.8

X

 

 

3.9

X

 

X

4.1

X

 

 

4.2

X

X

 

4.3

X

 

X

4.4

X

 

 

4.5

X

 

 

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

X

X

 

5.3

X

 

 

5.4

X

X

 

 


Assessment Tasks

he 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:

 

Task 1: Practical Assessment

Task 2: Project Assessment

Task 3: Knowledge Quiz

 

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


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Mapping Matrix for ICTNWK505 (EEET7391C):

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

Element/Performance Criteria Covered 

 Assessment 1

  Assessment 2

 Assessment 3

1.1 

X

 X

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

 

 

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

1.6

X

 

X

1.7

 

X

X

1.8

 

X

X

1.9

 

 

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

3.5

 

 

X

3.6

 

 

X

3.7

 

 

X

3.8

 

 

X

3.9

X

 

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

4.3

X

 

X

4.4

 

 

X

4.5

 

 

X

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

 

 

X

5.4

 

X

X

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix for ICTSUS501 (EEET7389C):

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

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

X

 

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

 

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

 

3.3

 

X

 

3.4

X

X

 

3.5

 

X

X

3.6

 

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

4.4

X

X

 

4.5

 

X

 

4.6

 

X

 

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

 

X

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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