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Unformatted text preview: CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY ’1 ALBURY—WODONGA CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AUTUMN SESSION EXAMINATION 2002 ITC333 SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE LECTURER: Jim Maden DAY & DATE: Thursday 13 June 2002 TIME: 0920 4230 WRITING TIME: Three (3) hours. READING TIME: Ten (10) minutes MATERIAL SUPPLIED BY UNIVERSITY: 1 X 24 Page Answer Booklet MATERIALS PERMITTED IN EXAMINATION: Nil Matérials Permitted NUMBER OF QUESTIONS 18 INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES: 1. All questions should be attempted. 2. All questions are of equal value. Plan your time accordingly. INSTRUCTIONS TO INVIGILATORS: QUESTION PAPER IS TO BE RETURNED WITH ANSWER BOOKLETS AT THE COMPLETION OF THE EXAMINATION. STUDENT NAME: .................................... .. STUDENT No. ............................ .. STUDENT SIGNATURE: ................................................................................. ITC333 Autumn Session Exam Page 1 of 4 pages PART A Computer Hardware 0 NOTE that this section contributes 70 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. 0 Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 1. A Personal Computer has three internal busses: address bus, memory bus and processor bus. Describe the functions of each, and discuss why these functions have been separated into three busses. (3+3+3+1marks) Question 2. (i) What is a resource conflict and what are its likely causes? (4 marks) (ii) What symptoms are expected in a PC? (3 marks) (iii) "Plug 'n' Play" is a facility which is intended to prevent resource conflicts. How does it go about this? (3 marks) Question 3. What is the purpose of Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)? Your answer should distinguish between backups and archives. (10 marks) Question 4. Define: Disk mirroring, Disk duplexing and RAID. (6 marks). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? (4 marks) Question 5. Describe the following attributes of a disk drive: Platters, sectors, tracks, cylinders, and clusters. (6 marks) What is the smallest unit of storage? (2 marks) What is the smallest unit for file storage? (2 marks) Question 6. Draw up a file allocation table (FAT) to illustrate the following: A file contained in one cluster, a contiguous file, a non-contiguous file, clusters marked as available. (6 marks). Redraw the FAT to show the results of a defragmentation. (4 marks). Question 7. What is SCSI, and how does it differ from the "motherboard slot" approach as a means of adding devices to the computer system? (10 marks). ITC333 Autumn Session Exam Page 2 of 4 pages PART B: UNIX. NOTE that this section contributes 20 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. 0 Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 8. From a UNIX viewpoint, what is the concept behind a shell? (6 marks). What is its additional role within the UNIX environment? (4 marks) Question 9. Define Pipes and Filters, and illustrate how each is used in UNIX. (4 + 4 marks). Give a simple example ofa filter. (2 marks) PART C: Windows NT NOTE that this section contributes 30 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. 0 Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 10. In Windows NT, what is passthrough authentication and how does it contribute the ease of use of Windows NT? (5 + 5 marks) Question 1 l. Differentiate between domains and workgroups in NT. (6 marks). Why is each useful? (4 marks). Question 12. In Windows NT what is the difference between portability and scalability? What does each contribute to In Windows NT's usefulness? (5 + 5 marks) ITC333 Autumn Session Exam ' Page 3 of 4 pages PART D: Management NOTE that this section contributes 40 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. 0 Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 13. What is the difference between hardware and software maintenance contracts? (5 marks). In a corporate environment, what, if any, are the advantages of taking out these contracts? (5 marks) Question 14. Outline a policy to deal with user accounts for staff who have left the organization. Your answer should include some discussion about time frames, archives, backups and HSM. (10 marks). Question 15. What additional features must a Network Operating System (NOS) have over and above a normal Operating System (OS)? (6 marks). Discuss these features in relation to a file and printer server (4 marks). Question 16. What is offered by: (i) Internet Access Providers (IAP) (3 marks) (ii) Internet connectivity providers (ICP) (3 marks) (iii) Internet Service Providers (ISP) (3 marks) And how do corporate clients choose between these facilities to optimise their internet connectivity requirements? (1 mark) PART E: Security and Ethics NOTE that this section contributes 20 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. 0 Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 17. Describe the reasons for making backups in a computer system. (4 marks). Design a backup policy which will address each of these reasons (4 marks). In your answer, distinguish between backups and archives. (2 marks). Question 18. Describe what you regard as the optimal method of allotting and maintaining passwords (6 marks). Justify your recommendation by comparison with the other alternatives. (4 marks) lTC333 Autumn Session Exam Page 4 of 4 pages ...
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