Block task 1 (Weight 30%)
A directory service using an LDAP implementation installed, configured with a number of users, groups, organisational unit (OU), and shared folders as stated above to mimic an enterprise server. The server should provide the client with the necessary access to the directory service through its search features.
Full testing of all user accounts, groups, OU, and shared folders should be carried out from the client side only. All work should be clearly documented and added to Task 4 along with the appropriate justifications and citations as required in that task.
Block Task 2 (Weight 20%-10% for Linux and 10% for Windows)
Identify the service(s) required to install and configure LDAP to operate from Linux and Windows clients.
Install and configure the above required service(s).
NOTE: Do not install or configure any service related to Windows clients if you do not intend to do the Optional Task below.
Optional Task – Windows Client (Weight 20%)
Install and configure a Windows client to be used to access the LDAP resources on the Linux server. The same testing and documentation requirements should be applied as per the Linux client.
Block Task 3 (Weight 20%)
Install Wireshark on the Linux server to capture the complete process of a user login to the LDAP server and accessing one of the files available to their group members. Step-by-Step packet analysis must be performed and discussed in the report.
All work including installation, configuration and testing should be clearly documented and added to Task 4 along with the appropriate justifications and citations as required in that task.
Block Task 4 (Weight 35%)
Write an individual report showing all the steps followed to complete the block tasks above. You should provide as much as details as possible in a system administration manner for each service installed and configured,and tasks for your system. Use the appropriate diagrams/screenshots (see the notes about these below) to support your work along with details of what is presented in each one of them.
All your configurations should be fully justified making sure that any commands issued and appropriate changes to configuration files are fully detailed, commented, and justified.
• All screenshots must have a summary caption explain them.
• All screenshots must be correctly cropped to only show the important content.
• Failure to follow these notes will result in up to 5 marks being deducted.
You are also required to demonstrate your work to the unit staff, during the practical sessions.
Any command(s), or configuration(s) used from the Internet, software files, and/or textbooks must be clearly cited using Harvard referencing. Failure to correctly cite any materials may result in up to 5 marks being deducted.
No textbook definitions or explanations should be included in the report. Assume that the document is to be read by a Systems Administrator.
Is there a size limit?
You are required to follow and meet the Assessment Specifications stated below:
• This is an individual assignment (3000 words maximum) delivered as a portfolio with block tasks assigned.
• You are required to deliver networking service(s) in a fully operational environment using Linux Virtual machines of your choice. The notional hours required to complete the assignment successfully is 80 hours.
• Harvard Referencing must be used.
• Your report must be electronically submitted on Turnitin and a copy of the completed system(s) on a USB flash drive submitted, or via an online cloud storage with a shared link emailed, to the Unit Coordinator on the Due date.
• You are also required to demonstrate your work to the unit staff, during the practical sessions.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
• Install, configure, and operate the network service(s) in an industry standard multi-user system.
• Justify your choice of network solution (contextually, technically and in terms of meeting current organizational norms and trends and satisfying the business context).
• Test and critically evaluate the behaviour of the system.
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
By addressing all the assessment requirements and threshold expectations stated above and following the comments in the Marks & Feedback section below.
How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
Assessment two (60% of total unit assessments’ weight) is an individual portfolio consisting of a report (60%) and software solution (40%) for a case study covering the development, implementation, configuration, and maintenance of a number of network services based on an industry standard network operating system. You are required to show your progress in the form of completed tasks for marking during the practical sessions for the whole duration of the assessment. At these sessions, you will be questioned on your knowledge and technical skills based on the presented work and content covered in the lectures and practical sessions. A final report of 3000 words will be submitted where you are required to fully justify your design, implementation and configuration, provide a detailed testing strategy to test your configured services, create a maintenance plan as appropriate to the case, and critically evaluate your work.