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Assignment List for CIS 242 – Microsoft LAN Administration II

Winter 2014 – (Revised 1/5/14)

 


Getting Started Module (Orientation) –

 

Reading Assignment:

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

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: January 11, 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 (Washington Online) 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: Introductory Quiz Due Date: January 11, 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 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Introducing Windows Server 2008

1.      What roles are available on Full Versions of Windows Server 2008 vs. Server Core versions? Name as many as possible.

2.      Name as many reasons as possible how Microsoft's decision to build Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista from the same code base can benefit users, administrators, and networks.

3.      What Roles and Features would you add to Windows Server 2008 to make it more like a Windows Vista desktop?

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: January 11, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 0.1 & 0.4 (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: January 11, 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. 2 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Installing Windows Server 2008

1.                  Why are clean installations recommended over upgrade installations?

2.                  What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three types of installations?

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: January 18, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 0.2 & 0.3 (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: January 18, 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. 3 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Networking with Windows Server 2008

1.      Explain how a subnet mask is used to determine what part of an IP address represents the network address and what part represents the host address.

2.      Review the ways that IPv6 addresses can be shortened for easier usage.

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: January 25, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 8 - 12 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim sections 1.0 & 2.0 (including all sub-sections and 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: January 25, 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. 4 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

DHCP Server Performance, Redundancy, and Fault Tolerance

1.                  When might you wish to configure multiple DHCP servers as opposed to a single DHCP server and multiple relays?

2.                  What different things should you check if a client machine is not receiving information from your DHCP server?

 Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: February 1, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) 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: February 1, 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. 5 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Introduction to DNS in Windows Server 2008

1.                  Discuss all of the parts of a fully qualified domain name and what each part represents.

2.                  What are the different types of DNS records, and how are they used? Include name, description of the record, and data type.

 Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: February 8, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 4.1 & 4.2 (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: February 8, 2014

Points Possible: 40 Project Duration: 1 - 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. 6 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Managing and Administering DNS in Windows Server 2008

1.                  How do you choose between implementing an Active Directory-integrated zone and a traditional zone on your network?

2.                  What utilities can be used to find the DNS records for a specific zone?

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: February 15, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 4.3 thru 4.13 (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: February 15, 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. 7 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: February 22, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

DFS, DFS-R, and DFS Namespaces

1.                  What type of scenarios would DFS Replication and DFS Namespace be useful in?

2.                  What types of file administration tasks can be performed using FSRM?

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: February 22, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 8.1 thru 8.13 (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: February 22, 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. 8 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Introduction to Printers in a Windows Server 2008 Network

1.                  What components make up the Windows Printer Model? How is each managed in a Windows Network?

2.                  How do local printers and network printers differ?

3.                  When should you use a Printer Pool? When should you use Print Priorities?

4.                  Discuss the pros and cons of deploying Print Services on Server Core.

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: March 1, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 hour

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 8.14 (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: March 1, 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. 9 (Tomsho)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Network Policy and Access Services in Windows Server 2008

1.                  When is RRAS an appropriate routing option? When is it not appropriate?

2.                  How does a DHCP relay agent work, and how is it configured in RRAS?

3.                  What type of services are provided by the Network Policy Server?

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: March 8, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 14 - 16 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 5.0, 6.0 & 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: March 8, 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. 10 through Ch. 11 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: March 15, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Managing and Monitoring a Windows Server 2008 Network

1.                  How does public key encryption work? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

2.                  Describe scenarios in which Bitlocker would likely be used.

3.                  Discuss how Windows Server Backup has changed from previous backup utilities in Windows. Include pros and cons of the new built-in backup utility.

Be an active participant in the discussion by responding to at least two of your classmates' posts before the assignment due date.
 

Assignment Type: LabSim Due Date: March 15, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 8 - 12 hours

Deliverable Length: N/A

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

Using the TestOut software (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-642) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home), complete LabSim 9.0 & 10.0 (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: March 15, 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 - 11 (Tomsho)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: n/a
Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: n/a

Deliverable Length: n/a

 

None 

Assignment Type: Certification Practice Exam Due Date: March 20, 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: March 20, 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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