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Assignment List for CIS 245 - Microsoft LAN Administration III

Spring 2014 (Revised 3/30/2014)

 


Getting Started Module (Orientation) –

 

Reading Assignment:

Course Syllabus and Assignments List (Getting Started folder on the ANGEL Learning website under the “Lessons” tab – http://angel.olympic.edu)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 5, 2014
Points Possible: 20 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 Assessment Due Date: April 5, 2014

Points Possible: 10 Project Duration: 15 minutes

Deliverable Length: N/A

Complete the Angel Pre-Survey found within the Getting Started Assignment folder under the Getting Started folder under the “Lessons” tab within your ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete this survey before the assignment due date (found above).

 

 


Module 1 -

Reading Assignment:

Ch. 1 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 2, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Introducing Windows Server 2008

1.      What are some new Features added to Windows Server 2008? Explain their importance.

2.      Explain what you believe to be the best enhancement to Windows Server 2008.

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: N/A

Points Possible: 0 Project Duration: N/A

Deliverable Length: N/A

None

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: April 5, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 9, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Deploying Windows Server 2008

1.                  The 2 (two) Volume Activation methods are KMS & MAK. Explain them and what advantage(s) one provides over the other.

2.                  List and explain the benefits of WDS & VA

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: April 12, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 1.0 (All) – Deployment

Section 2.0 (All) – Activation


 Assignment Type: Test Due Date: April 12, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 16, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Storage Services

1.      Explain the different levels of RAID that are supported in Windows Server 2008

2.      Describe the load balancing policies supported by DSM.

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: April 19, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 3.0 - Storage

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: April 19, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: April 23, 2014

Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services

1.                  If implementing Remote Desktop in an enterprise environment, what are things you would consider and what recommendations would you make?

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: April 26, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 6.1 – Remote Desktop Services

Section 6.2 – Remote Desktop Connection

Section 6.5 – RD Web Access

Section 6.6 – RemoteApp and Desktop Connection

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: April 26, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

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

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services

1.                  Describe SSL certificate, Auditing, and SSL Bridging RD Gateway Properties and how they affect security.

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: May 3, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 6.3 – RD Session Host

Section 6.4 – RD Licensing

Section 6.7 – RD Connection Broker

Section 6.8 – RD Gateway

Section 6.9 – Remote Desktop Optimization


Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 3, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 7, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Web Services

1.                  You have been asked to create an SMTP virtual server for a specialized Web application. Only the application may use the server to send e-mail, but it needs the capability to send e-mails using From names that are not part of the domain. Document what features the server will require, as well  as authentication and relay settings.

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: May 10, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 7.2 – Web Sites

Section 7.3 – Web Applications

Section 7.7 – Secure Sockets (SSL)

Section 7.8 – File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Section 7.9 – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)


 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 10, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 14, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Web Services

1.                  Discuss the 2 new monitoring tools in IIS7, Monitoring Real-Time Status and Configuring Logging, and how they would benefit an enterprise, no matter the size.

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: May 17, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 7.1 – Internet Information Services (IIS)

Section 7.4 – IIS Server Management

Section 7.5 – IIS Authentication

Section 7.6 – IIS Authorization

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 17, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 21, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Application Services

1.      Large numbers of requests for streaming content can overload a server and cause delays in delivering the content. Windows Server 2008 Media Services addresses this through caching and proxies. Explain these 2 services and their benefits.

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: May 24, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 8.0 (All) – Network Application Services

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 24, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: May 28, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization

1.                  Explain the differences and advantages (if any) of Hyper-V Virtualization vs. a third-party virtualization technology, such as VMware 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: May 31, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 4.0 (All) – Virtualization

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: May 31, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 (Tucker)

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Date Due: June 4, 2014
Points Possible: 30 Project Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Deliverable Length: 4 - 5 paragraphs

Configuring Windows Server 2008 for High Availability

1.                  Note that for server high availability, fault tolerance can be accomplished at the component level or the server level. Describe these services and why would be used vs. the other.

 

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: June 7, 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 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure 70-643) provided in the networking lab (or loaded at home) complete the following section(s).  After completing your work, upload a screenshot to the Module Assignment Drop Box for grading. Your scores from this assignment will be manually entered into the grade book.

Section 5.0 (All) – High Availability

 

Assignment Type: Test Due Date: June 7, 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.  Log into http://angel.olympic.edu and complete the Assessment 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 - 10 (Tucker)

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: June 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 ANGEL Learning website.
 

Assignment Type: Final Week Survey (Faculty Assessment) Due Date: June 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 ANGEL Learning online classroom.

 


 

 


   

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