Course Title: Administer user networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: ISYS5673C

Course Title: Administer user networks

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luke Eberbach
Phone: +61 3 9925 4381
Email: luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au

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

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed. UEENEED024B Integrate multiple computer operating systems on a client server network

Course Description

This unit covers the administration of network servers. It encompasses safe working practices, establishing and
maintaining user and group permissions, network security and shared resource management, monitoring and optimising network systems performance and reliability, maintaining currency of the network and documenting all administration activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED015B Administer user networks

Element:

1 Prepare to install, upgrade and maintain network operations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The nature of the network is established from
network specifications and in consultation with
appropriate person(s).
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines
in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Network operating system versions and updates
needed to maintain the network are obtained in
accordance with established procedures and checked
against job requirements. (See Note 1)

 

Note 1.Examples include complete version update, incremental (download) updates and security and bug
patches.

 

Element:

2 Install, upgrade and maintain network operations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Server operating systems in current use are installed
and upgraded and configure in accordance with
developer’s instructions and network requirements.
(See Note 2)
2.3 Devices and drivers, desktop environment, network
protocols and services and system security are
implemented in accordance with requirements.
2.4 Access to resources is configured within the
limitations specified for each users.
2.5 Network malfunctions are identified and rectified
using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of
devices and drivers, storage, network protocols,
connections and services and system security
configuration processes.
2.6 Network performance and reliability is monitored
and optimised in accordance with established
procedures.
2.7 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are
selected on the basis of safety and specified work
outcomes.
2.8 Network administration is carried out efficiently
without waste of materials and energy or damage to
apparatus, the surrounding environment or other
services.
2.9 Written justification is produced for network
maintenance and upgrading and appropriate
person(s) notified in accordance with established
procedures.

 

Note 2. Examples of operating systems are Windows 2000 Server and Unix variants.

Note 3. Examples of optimising network performance include installing incremental OS updates and bug and
security patches, removal of redundant components and maintaining storage capacity.

 

Element:

3 Document network administration activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Network administration documentation are
maintained in accordance with established
procedures.
3.2 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, practicals, class discussion, audio-visual presentations, prescribed reading, review questions, case projects, and maintenance of an engineering journal


Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Assign Engineering Journal due for submission in week 16. Windows Server 2008 Platforms, Windows Server 2008 Features, Planning a Windows Server 2008 Networking Model, Protocols for the Windows Server 2008 Networking Model, Implementing TCP/IP in Windows Server 2008, Chapter Summary 
Lab: Activities 1-1,1-2,1-3,1-4,1-5,1-6,1-7
Performance Criteria UEENEED015B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2

Week 2: Installing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Preparing for Installation, Overview of Windows Server 2008 Installation Methods, Performing a DVD- Based Installation,Using the Initial Configuration Tasks Window for Setup. Server Activation, Using Windows Deployment Services, Installing Windows Server Core, Installing and Managing Services Packs, Troubleshooting Installation Problem, Uninstalling Windows Server 2008, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 2-1,2-2,2-3,2-4,2-5,2-6
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 3: Configuring the Windows Server 2008 Environment
Lecture: Using Serve Manager, Installing and Removing Server Roles, Using ServerManagerCmd.exe,Configuring Server Hardware Devices,Configuring the Operating System, Understanding the Windows Server 2008 Registry, Using the Security Configuration Wizard, Windows PowerShell, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 3-1,3-2,3-3,3-4,3-5,3-6,3-7,3-8,3-9,3-10,3-11,3-12,3-13,3-14,3-15,3-16,3-17
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 4: Introduction to Active Directory and Account Management
Lecture: Active Directory Basics, Containers in Active Directory, User Account Management, Security Group Management, Planning the Delegation of Object Management, Implementing User Profiles, What’s New in Windows Serve 2008 Active Directory, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 4-1,4-2,4-3,4-4,4-5,4-6,4-7,4-8,4-9
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 5: Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Resource Access
Lecture: Managing Folder and File Security, Configuring Shared Foders and Shared Folder Permissions, Implementing a Distributed File System, Configuring Disk Quotas, Using UNIX Interoperability in Windows Server 2008, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 5-1,5-2,5-3,5-4,5-5,5-6,5-7, 5-8,5-9,5-10,5-11,5-12
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 6: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Printing
Lecture: An Overview of Windows Server 2008 Printing, Using the XPS Print Path, Installing the Print Services Role, Using the Printers Window, Installing Local and Shared Printers, Configure Printer Properties, Configuring a non local Printer or an Internet Printer, Managing Print Jobs, Using the Print Management Tool, Troubleshooting Common Printing Problems, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 6-1,6-2,6-3,6-4,6-5,6-6,6-7,6-8,6-9,6-10,6-11,6-12,6-13,6-14
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 7: Configuring and Managing Data Storage 
Lecture: Windows Server 2008 Storage Options, Disk Management, Introduction to Fault Tolerance, Windows Server 2008 Storage Enhancements, Disk Backup, Developing a Data Backup and Recovery Strategy,Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 7-1,7-2,7-3,7-4,7-5,7-6,7-7,7-8,7-9,7-10
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 8: Managing Windows Server 2008 Network Services
Lecture: Planning for IPv6, Implementing Microsoft DNS, Installing DNS Services, Implementing Microsoft WINS, Implementing Microsoft DHCP, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 8-1,8-2,8-3,8-4,8-5,8-6,8-7,8-8,8-9,8-10,8-11
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 9: Deploying IIS and Active Directory Certificate Services
Lecture: Implementing Microsoft Internet Information Services, Using Active Directory Certificate Services, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 9-1,9-2,9-3,9-4, 9-5,9-6,9-7,9-8
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 10: Configuring Remote Access Services
Lecture: Introduction to Remote Access, Implementing a Virtual Private Network, Configuring a VPN Server Configuring a Dial-UP Remote Access Server, Troubleshooting VPN and Dial-Up RAS Installations, Connecting Through Terminal Services, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 10-1,10-2,10-3,10-4,10-5,10-6, 10-7,10-8,10-9,10-10,10-11,10-12
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 11: Windows Server 2008 Virtualisation
Lecture: What is Virtualisation? Advantages of Virtual Servers, Disadvantages of Virtualisation, Features of Hyper-V, Requirements of Hyper-V, Guest Operating Systems Supported, Installing Hyper-V Using Hyper-V Manager, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 11-1,11-2,11-3,11-4,11-5
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2

Week 12: Application and Data Provisioning
Lecture: Understanding the Application Server Role, Application Deployment Planning, Using Applications Remotely, Using System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Server Update Services, Windows System Resource Manager, Using a Network Load Balancing Cluster, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 13: Securing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Security Enhancements in Windows Server 2008, Introduction to Group Policy, Securing Windows Server 2008 Using Security Policies, Active Directory Rights Management Services, Managing Security Using the Security Templates and Security and Configuration Analysis Snap-Ins, Configuring Client Security Using Policies in Windows Server 2008, Using the cipher Command, Using BitLocker Drive Encryption, Configuring NAT, Windows Firewall, Network Access Protection, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 13-5, 13-6, 13-7,13-8,13-9,13-10,13-11,13-12,13-13,13-14,13-15,13-16,13-17,13-18,13-19
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 14: Server and Network Monitoring
Lecture: Introduction to Server Monitoring, Monitoring Server Services, Using Task Manager, Monitoring Network Performance, Using Performance Monitor, Using Data Collector Sets, Using Reliability Monitor, Implementing the SNMP Service, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 14-6, 14-7,14-8,14-9,14-10,14-11,14-12
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 15: Managing System Reliability and Availability
Lecture: General Problem-Solving Strategies, Resolving Boot Problems, Emergency Management Services, Restoring Server Roles, Active Directory, and GPO’s, Configuring Shadow Copies, Redundancy through Clustering ,Using and Configuring Event Viewer, Troubleshooting Connectivity, Remotely Administering  a Server, Remote Server Administration Tools, Chapter Summary 
Lab: Activities 15-1, 15-2, 15-3, 15-4, 15-5, 15-6, 15-7
Performance Criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Week 16: Revision Week and Open Book Practical Test
Lecture: Revision
Lab: Open Book Practical Test

Week17&18: Centralised Closed Book Test
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

MCTIP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Server Administration, Michael Palmer

9781423902386


References


Other Resources

Oracle Virtual Box virtualisation software - available for download from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial - available for download from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Up to 120-Day Evaluation - supplied with the prescribed text
External USB Hard disk storage device with minimum capacity of 500GB


Overview of Assessment

Laboratories
Practical Test
Written Test


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Open Book Practical Test - Week 16
2. Engineering Journal - Assigned in week 1 and due for submission in week 16
3. Centralised Closed Book Test- to be held during weeks 17&18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskWeightingPerformance Criteria
Open Book Practical Test40%1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.2
Engineering Journal20%1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
Centralised Closed Book Test
 
40%1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 24 in addition to 56 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab journals

 

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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

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