Course Title: Develop network services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: ISYS5674C

Course Title: Develop network services

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: 120

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

There are no prerequisite competencies for this unit.

Course Description

This unit covers designing, managing, monitoring and diagnosing enterprise servers. It encompasses safe working practices, designing and managing Domain Name Server (DNS), Email servers, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Remote and managing activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED016B Develop network services

Element:

1 Prepare to develop network services.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and 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 extent of network services to be developed is
determined from network performance
specifications and in consultation with relevant
persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines
in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Appropriate development tools and software are
selected based on specified requirements and
performance standard.
1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure network
development is carried out efficiently.

Element:

2 Install, configure and manage network services.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge and complexities of network
infrastructure are applied to developing network
services.
2.3 Network infrastructure components in current use
and installed and configured in compliance with
industry standards and variants as specified for the
network. (See Note 1)
2.4 Structural components of directory services are
installed and configured in compliance with industry
standards and variants as specified for the network.
(Notes 2 and 3)
2.5 Management components of network services are
configured in compliance with industry standards
and requirements specified for the network. (See
Note 4)
2.6 Security components of network services are created
using Group Policy in compliance with industry
standards and requirements specified for the
network.
2.7 Network malfunctions are identified and rectified
using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of
complex network infrastructure.
2.8 Network is monitored and solutions are developed
to optimise network performance and reliability in
accordance with established procedures.
2.9 Security events are analysed and actions taken in
accordance with established policy.
2.10 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to
provide most effective solutions.
2.11 Quality of work is monitored against personal
performance agreement and/or established
organisational or professional standards.

Notes.
Note1. Examples of network infrastructure components are DNS, DHCP, Remote Access, Network
Protocols, IP Routing and WINS
Note2. Examples of structural components are domains, automatic domain controller, sites, subnets, site
links, connection objects and DNS.
Note3. Examples of configuring are site memberships global catalogue designation, zones for dynamic and
secure dynamic updates and creation and configuration of DNS records.
Note4. Examples of management components are Group Policy including Group Policy Object (GPO),
delegation of administrative control of Group Policy, filtering of Group Policy settings by using security
groups and Group Policy prioritisation.

 

Element:

3 Report network administration activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Written justification is produced for network
services development activities and appropriate
person/s notified in accordance with established
procedures.
3.2 Network service development records are
maintained in accordance with established
procedures

 


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: Introducing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Assign Engineering Journal due for submission in week 16. The Role of a Server Operating System, Windows Server 2008 Edition, Windows Server 2008 Core Technologies, Windows Server 2008 Roles, New Features in Windows Server 2008, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 1-1,1-2,1-3,1-4,1-5,1-6,1-7,1-8,1-9
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
 

Week 2: Installing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Planning a Windows Server 2008 Installation, Server Core: Windows That Doesn’t  Do Windows, Virtualise Your Server with Hyper-V, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 2-1,2-2,2-3,2-4,2-5,2-6,2-7,2-8,2-9,2-10,2-11,2-12,2-13,2-14,2-15,2-16,2-17
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 3: Introducing Active Directory
Lecture: The Role of a Directory Service, Installing Active Directory, What’s Inside Active Directory?, Introducing Group Policies, Chapter Summary
Lab:Activities  3-1,3-2,3-3,3-4,3-5,3-6,3-7,3-8,3-9,3-10
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 4: Active Directory Design and Security Concepts
Lecture: Working with Organisational Unit, Working with Forests, Trees, and Domains,Understanding Sites, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 4-1,4-2,4-3,4-4,4-5,4-6,4-7,4-8,4-9
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 5: Account Management
Lecture: Managing User Accounts, Working with User profiles
Lab: Activities 5-1,5-2,5-3,5-4,5-5,5-6,5-7
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 6: Account Management
Lecture: Managing Group Accounts, Working with Computer Accounts, Automating Account Management, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 5-8,5-9,5-10,5-11,5-12 ,5-13,5-14
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 7: Windows File and Print Services
Lecture: Windows File Systems, Securing Access to Files with Permissions, Windows File Sharing, Windows Storage Management, Windows Printing, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 6-1,6-2,6-3,6-4,6-5,6-6,6-7,6-8,6-9,6-10,6-11,6-12,6-13,6-14,6-15,6-16,6-17,6-18,6-19
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 8: Configuring Group Policy
Lecture: Group Policy Architecture, Group Policy Settings,Using Security Templates, Group Policy Management and Monitoring,Group Policy Preferences, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 7-1,7-2,7-3,7-4,7-5,7-6,7-7,7-8,7-9,7-10,7-11,7-12,7-13,7-14,7-15,7-16,7-17,7-18,7-19,7-20,7-21,7-22,7-23,7-24,7-25,7-26
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 9: Introduction to Windows Networking
Lecture:  Understanding the Windows Networking Paradigm, TCP/IP Operation and Configuration
Lab: Activities 8-1,8-2,8-3,8-4
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 10: Introduction to Windows Networking
Lecture: Internet Protocol Version 6, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 8-5,8-6,8-7,8-8
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 11: Configuring DNS for Active Directory
Lecture: Introduction to Domain Name System, Using DNS in Windows Server 2008, Configuring DNS Zones, Advanced DNS Server Settings, Monitoring and Troubleshooting DNS, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 9-1,9-2,9-3,9-4, 9-5,9-6,9-7,9-8,9-9,9-10
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 12: Configuring and Maintaining the Active Directory Infrastructure
Lecture: Examining Active Directory Functional Levels, Adding and Removing Domains, Configuring Active Directory Trusts, Configuring Intrasite Replication, Understanding and Configuring Sites, Working with Operations Master Roles, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 10-1,10-2,10-3,10-4,10-5,10-6, 10-7,10-8,10-9,10-10,10-11,10-12,10-13,10-14,10-15,10-16,10-17
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 13: Active Directory Certificate Services
Lecture: Introducing Active Directory Certificate Services, Deploying the Active Directory Certificate Services Roles, Configuring a Certificate Authority, Maintaining and Managing a PKI, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 11-1,11-2,11-3,11-4,11-5,11-6,11-7,11-8,11-9,11-10,11-11,11-12
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 14: Additional Active Directory Server Roles
Lecture: Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Active Directory Federation Services, Active Directory Rights Management Service, Read Only Domain Controllers, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5,12-6,12-7,12-8
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

Week 15: Server Management and Monitoring
Lecture: Active Directory Maintenance, Active Directory Monitoring, Managing Server Core, Additional Server and Active Directory Tools, 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
Performance Criteria UEENEED016B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 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

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration, Greg Tomsho

9781423902355


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, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2
Engineering Journal20%1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
Centralised Closed Book Test40%1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2

 


 


 

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 64 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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