Course Title: Develop energy sector computer network applications infrastructure

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: COSC6160C

Course Title: Develop energy sector computer network applications infrastructure

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luke Eberbach
Ph: + 61 3 99254381
Email: luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au
Appointment by email.
 

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers developing an applications infrastructure for energy sector enterprise computer networks. It encompasses safe working practices, deploying servers, configuring remote desktop services, configuring a web services infrastructure, configuring network application servers, documenting development activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED149A Develop energy sector computer network applications infrastructure

Element:

1 Prepare to develop a network applications infrastructure.

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 application infrastructure to be developed is determined from network performance specifications and in consultation with relevant persons.
1.4  Activities are planned to meet scheduled time lines 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 applications infrastructure components.

Performance Criteria:

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

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 applications infrastructure development records are maintained in accordance with established procedures.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects
• Lab journal
 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEED149A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introducing Windows Server 2008: Lecture: Assign the lab journal to be handed in during week 16. A sample of the lab journal is to be submitted in week 4 for feedback. Windows Server Editions, Windows Server 2008 Hardware Requirements, Migrating from Server 2003 to Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Enhancements, Windows Server 2008 Roles and Features, Planning Windows Server 2008 Networks, Overview of Primary Application Infrastructure Tools and Capabilities, Chapter Summary; Lab: Activity 1-1
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 2.1, 2.2, 2.10, 3.1, 3.2
2Deploying Windows Servers: Lecture: Deploying Images Using Windows Deployment Services, Installing Windows Deployment Services, Configuring Windows Deployment Services, Capturing and Deploying WDS images, Uninstalling Windows Deployment Services, Other common Deployment Tasks Volume Activation, Chapter Summary; Lab: Activities 2-1,2-2,2-3,2-4,2-5,2-6,2-71.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
3Configuring Windows Server 2008 Storage Services: Lecture: Basic Storage Terminology, Overview of Disk Management Capabilities, Manage Virtual Hard Disks; Lab: Activities 3-1,3-2,3-3,3-4,3-51.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
4Configuring Windows Server 2008 Storage Services: Lecture: Mount Points, MultipathI/O(MPIO), Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator, Storage Area Networks(SANs), Chapter Summary; Lab: Activities 3-6,3-7,3-8,3-9,3-10,3-11, Reflective Journal review and feedback1.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
5Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services, Part 1: Lecture: Remote Desktop Connection, Desktop Experience Enhancements, Authentication and Single Sign-On,Remote Desktop Services Role; Lab: Activities 4-1,4-2,4-3,4-4,4-51.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
6Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services, Part 1: Lecture: Publishing Remote Applications, Packaging RemoteApp Programs, Remote Desktop Web Access, Remote Desktop Gateway, Chapter Summary; Lab: Activities 4-6,4-7,4-8,4-9,4-10,4-111.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
7Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services, Part 2: Lecture: Managing the Remote Desktop Session Host, RD Gateway, Remote Desktop Connection Broker, RD Licensing, Chapter Summary; Lab: Activities 5-1,5-2,5-3,5-4,5-51.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
8Windows Server 2008 Web Services, Part 1: Lecture: Configuring Web Applications, Managing Web Sites, Configuring an FTP Server, FTP7, Configuring and SMTP Server, Chapter Summary; Lab: Activities 6-1,6-2,6-3,6-4,6-5,6-6,6-71.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
9Windows Server 2008 Web Services, Part 2: Lecture: Managing Internet Information Services(IIS), Configuring SSL Security, Configuring Web Site Permissions and Authentication, Chapter Summary; Lab: Revision1.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
10Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Application Services: Lecture: Configuring Windows Media Server, Securing Content; Lab: Activities 7-1,7-2,7-3,7-4,7-5,7-6,7-7, 8-1,8-2,8-31.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
11Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Application Services: Lecture: Configuring Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Server Options, Chapter Summary; Lab: Activities 8-4,8-5,8-6,8-71.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
12Configuring Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization: Lecture: A Virtualisation Primer, Virtualisation in the IT Datacenter, Hyper-V Installation, Creating Virtual Machines in Hyper-V; Lab: Activities 9-1,9-2,9-3,9-4,9-51.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
13Configuring Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualisation: Lecture: Hyper-V Virtual Networks, Working with Virtual Hard Disks Managing Virtual Machines, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 9-6,9-7,9-8,9-9,9-10
 
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, 3.1, 3.2
14Configuring Windows Server 2008 for High Availability: Lecture: Windows Server 2008 High Availability Technologies, Round-Robin Load Balancing; Lab: Activities 10-1,10-2,10-3,10-4,10-5,10-6,10-7,10-81.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
15Configuring Windows Server 2008 for High Availability: Lecture: Network Load Balancing, Failover Clusters, Chapter Summary; Lab: Revision Reflective journal submission1.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
16

Revision Week and Practical Test:
Lecture: Revision;
Lab: Practical Test
 

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, 3.1, 3.2
17Closed Book Test1.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2
18Closed Book Test1.1, 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, 3.1, 3.2

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. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration(Exam#70-643), Tucker et al.

9781423902379


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Study materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>COSC6160C

 

Oracle Virtual Box virtualisation software - available for download from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Microsoft 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

 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:

Practical Assessments x 3, Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory

Assessment 1: Lab Journal
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Practical Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 3: Closed Book Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaPractical TestLab JournalClosed Book Test
1.1xxx
1.2xxx
1.3xxx
1.4xxx
1.5xxx
1.6xxx
2.1xxx
2.2 xx
2.3x x
2.4x x
2.5x x
2.6x x
2.7x x
2.8x x
2.9x x
2.10xxx
2.11xxx
3.1 xx
3.2 xx

  


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Lab Journal, Week 16
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20%

Assessment 2: Practical Test, Week 16
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

Assessment 3: Closed Book Test, Week 17-18
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEED149A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED149A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.92.103.13.2
Practical Testxx xxxxx  xxxxxxx x  
Lab Journalxxxxxxxx        x x x
Closed Book Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Lab Journal X XXX XX  XXXXX 
Practical Test  XXX  XX X  X X X XX X
Closed Book Test   X X XX X  X   X X
All Assessments

UEENEED149A
 

1032303320232232
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

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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