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Assignment List for CIS 240 – Microsoft LAN Administration I

Fall 2014 (Revised 9/19/14)

 


Getting Started Module (Orientation) -

 

Reading Assignment:

Course Syllabus, Assignments List, and Getting Started documents (Getting Started folder on the Canvas website under the “Lessons” tab – https://olympic.instructure.com)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: September 27, 2014
Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 10 – 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: 1 - 2 paragraphs

Please provide some information on your background, education, work experience and personal interests that you would like to share with the rest of the class. Where are you from?  What do you do for a living?  What do you hope to get out of this course? … Please indicate how many courses you have taken to-date through Olympic College and WAOL and if you are taking any additional courses this term.  If you have any IT experience, do not hesitate to reveal it.  Please share your expectations for this hybrid course and the Olympic College program in which you are currently enrolled.

Assignment Type: Survey Due Date: September 27, 2014

Points Possible: 10* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Canvas Pre-Survey found within the Getting Started Assignment folder under the Getting Started folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete this survey before the assignment due date (found above).

 

 

Module 1 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 4, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Server Roles

You have finished post-installation tasks for the new server (see Case Project 2-1, page 74, from your textbook), and now you need to decide which server roles you will install on it.  Reread Case Project 2-1 carefully, which provides most of the information you need to make an informed decision.  List which server roles you will install and explain why.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: October 4, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete LabSim 3.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 4, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration:  2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 1 Assessment found within the Module 1 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

Module 2 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 3 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 11, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Explaining GPOs

The owner of Cool Gadgets has told you he needs to lock down some desktops so that these users can't access certain Windows components, such as Control Panel.  He also wants some standardization in the look of users' desktops, such as wallpaper and so forth.  However, he's not sure how to make these changes without affecting all users and computers.  Write a short explanation of how GPOs can be applied.  Include information about how policies defined in one place can take precedence over policies defined elsewhere.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: October 11, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete LabSim 0.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 11, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration:  2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

 

Finish the Module 2 Assessment found within the Module 2 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

 

Module 3 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 4 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 18, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

FSMO Role Placement

Contoso Pharmaceuticals has 500 employees in 14 locations. The company headquarters is in Hartford, Connecticut. All locations are part of the contoso.com domain, contain at least two servers, and are connected by reliable links.

 a. Which FSMO roles would you house at the Hartford location?

 b. While trying to add new user accounts to the domain, you receive an error that the accounts cannot be created. You are logged on as a member of the "Domain Admins" group. What is most likely causing the problem?

 c. What should you consider placing at each location to facilitate logons?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: N/A

Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: 0 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

There is no LabSim for this module.


 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 18, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 3 Assessment found within the Module 3 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

 

Module 4 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 5 and Ch. 6 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: October 25, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

VSS – Volume Shadow Services

Discuss the advantages of using shadow copies. Is this a feature that you use in your organization? If not, do you think it would be beneficial to your organization?  Why?  Include information on user “self-help” such as users recovering their own deleted files from shared folders.  Also include in your discussion the ramifications and impact on doing backups and what it means to accomplish a “complete” backup with volume shadow services.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: October 25, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete LabSim 1.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.
 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: October 25, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 4 Assessment found within the Module 4 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

 

 

Module 5 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 7 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 1, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Using Additional Networking Tools

Within GPO editing, there are two ways to accomplish security filtering. One method is to use the Security Filtering dialog box in GPMC. The second method is to filter by editing the GPO’s DACL directly. Research the two methods and prepare a report comparing and contrasting the features of both.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: November 1, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 3 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete Modules 6.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.
 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 1, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 5 Assessment found within the Module 5 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

Module 6 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 8 and Ch. 9 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 8, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Using Additional Networking Tools

A number of network tools can help you troubleshoot a network, such as protocol analyzers and scanners.  Find, download, and install the following tools on your Windows 7 computer:

Microsoft Network Monitor: Protocol Analyzer and network monitoring tool (formerly available as an option to install in Windows but must be downloaded for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) - http://tinyurl.com/dmkg2q

Netinfo 6.5: Trial version of a suite of networking tools, including a ping and port scanner - http://netinfo.tsarfin.com/download.html

If necessary, use the help that comes with these tools to understand how they work and what you can do with them.  Write a brief report explaining how these tools can be useful in understanding and troubleshooting network communication.  Use Wireshark (http://www.wireshark.org) to capture all packets generated by pinging your server from your Windows 7 computer (using "ping dc1-xx").  Make sure you clear your ARP and DNS caches first.  Print the first 10 packets captured.

c:\ ipconfig /flushdns

c:\ arp -d *

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: November 8, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 5 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete Modules 2.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.
 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 8, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 6 Assessment found within the Module 6 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

Module 7 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 10 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 15, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Operations Masters -

Discuss the following.

Domain Naming Master - Describe the domain naming master.

Schema Master - Describe the schema master.

PDC Emulator - Describe the PDC emulator.

RID Master - Describe the RID master.

Infrastructure Master - Describe the infrastructure master.

 

Explain issues related to FSMO roles, such as why the decision of where to place an FSMO role holder is part of an overall Active Directory design strategy.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: November 15, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete LabSim 4.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.
 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 15, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 7 Assessment found within the Module 7 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

 

 

Module 8 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 11 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 22, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Public Key Infrastructure –

Describe how using digital certificates can authenticate the Web site’s identity.

1.     Describe how encryption provides confidentiality and prevents an eavesdropper from interpreting information in captured packets.

2.     What are the differences and similarities between a PKI in which publicly trusted CAs are used to secure public transactions with a PKI used in a private organization?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: November 22, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete LabSim 7.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 22, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 8 Assessment found within the Module 8 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

Module 9 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 12 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: November 29, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Virtualized Services –

The server roles discussed in this chapter are often installed as the only role on a Windows Server 2008 server.  Perhaps these roles lend themselves to being installed on a virtual server, therefore.  Discuss why this may or may not be true.  Are certain roles discussed in this chapter particularly more suited to virtualization than others?

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: November 29, 2014

Points Possible: 60 Project Duration: 8 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete Modules 5.0 & 8.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: November 29, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 9 Assessment found within the Module 9 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 

Module 10 -

Reading Assignment:

 Ch. 13 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: December 6, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Describing Server Core Environments

 

Describe five situations in which a Server Core installation, rather than a full installation, is the best choice.  Include details about why Server Core should be used, including what roles or features should be installed on the server and details of the environment in which the server is running (type of business, size of business or location, types of users, and so forth).  Next, describe three situations in which a Server Core installation clearly isn't a good solution for the computing environment or the requirements, and explain your reasoning.

Post your answer on the Discussion Board. Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to a few posts and showing your appreciation for the contributions from your colleagues.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: December 6, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the following TestOut! LabSim.  The grade for this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration 70-640) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home); complete LabSim 9.0 (including any applicable "Exam Questions"). Submit a screenshot of your completed LabSim homework (see the example under the “Getting Started” Module on CANVAS) and upload a single Word-compatible document with this screenshot, to the Module Drop Box, in order to get full credit for this assignment.

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: December 6, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

Finish the Module 10 Assessment found within the Module 10 Assignments folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.  Log into https://olympic.instructure.com and complete the quiz before the assignment due date (found above).  This is an open book exam, which must be completed at home.

 


Final Module - Course Wrap-up

Reading Assignment:

Review Chapters 1 - 13 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: December 11, 2014
Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: n/a

Deliverable Length: n/a

 

None
 

Assignment Type: Certification Practice Exam Due Date: December 11, 2014

Points Possible: 100* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Deliverable Length: n/a

Send me a screenshot of any one of your attempts to take the comprehensive "Certification Practice Exam" from the TestOut! LabSim product and I'll provide you with the passwords for the password-protected guides (under the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder).

Upload your screenshot to the “Final Module Assignment” Drop Box under the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder of your Canvas website.
 

Assignment Type: Survey Due Date: December 11, 2014

Points Possible: 20* (Extra Credit) Project Duration: 1/2 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Faculty Assessment found within the Final Module Assignments sub-folder within the “Final Module – Course Wrap-up” folder under the “Lessons” tab within your Canvas online classroom.

 


 

 

   

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