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Unformatted text preview: CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY ALBURY—WODONGA CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AUTUMN SESSION EXAMINATION 2003 ITC333 SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE LECTURER: Jim Maden DAY & DATE: Tuesday 17th June, 2003 TIME: 09.20—12.30 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 Materials 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 — 200340 Page 1 of5 pages PART A Computer Hardware 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 (i) Define a computer bus. (2 marks) (ii) What are the separate functions of the address bus and the memory bus. (4 marks) (iii) What is bus mastering, and how does it improve motherboard efficiency. (4 marks) 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 (i) How does Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) improve the efficiency of use of storage devices? (4 marks) (ii) What role does the system manager have in this? (3 marks) (iii) How does HSM impact upon the tasks of backups and archives. (3 marks) Question 4 (i) What is the difference between Disk mirroring, and Disk duplexing. (2 marks) (ii) What are some additional features offered by RAID. (6 marks) (iii) What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? (2 marks) Question 5 (i) What role does each of the following attributes of a disk drive play in the storing of data? Platters, sectors, tracks, cylinders, and clusters. (6 marks) (ii) What is the smallest unit of storage? (2 marks) (iii) What is the smallest unit for file storage? (2 marks) Question 6 (i) What information is held in the directory listing of an MSDOS file system? (6 marks) (ii) How does this information connect to the File Allocation Table? (4 marks) ITC333 — 200340 Page 2 of 5 pages Question 7 (i) What are the essential elements of SCSI? (6 marks) (ii) What are its advantages (if any) over the "motherboard slot" approach as a means of adding devices to the computer system? (4 marks). PART B: UNIX. 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 8 (i) What standards are used to increase portability of UNIX applications between UNIX implementations. (5 marks) (ii) Describe some of the unique features of the UNIX file system. (5 marks) Question 9 (i) Differentiate between swapping and paging in UNIX systems. (5 marks) (ii) Which is more efficient, and why. (5 marks) Question 10 (i) Define Pipes and Filters, and illustrate how each is used in UNIX. (4 + 4 marks). (ii) Give a simple example of a filter. (2 marks) Question 11 (i) What are two main families of UNIX implementation? (5 marks) (ii) What reasons are commonly given as reasons not to include open source software in mission critical applications? (5 marks) ITC333 — 200340 Page 3 of 5 pages 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 12 In Windows NT, what is passthrough authentication and how does it contribute the ease of use of Windows NT? (5 + 5 marks) Question 13 Differentiate between user and kernel mode in NT. (10 marks). Question 14 Portability and scalability are important aspects of NT functionality. Define each, and explain what each contributes to Windows NT's usefulness. (5 + 5 marks) PART D: Management NOTE that this section contributes 20 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. - Attempt all questions. 0 Each questiOn is worth 10 marks. Question 15 From a management point of View, what are the advantages of hardware and software maintenance contracts? (5 + 5 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 (lSP) (3 marks) (iv) And how do corporate clients choose between these facilities to optimise their internet connectivity requirements? (1 mark) ITC333 — 200340 Page 4 of 5 pages PART E: Security and Ethics NOTE that this section contributes 20 marks towards the total of 160 marks for the examination. 0 Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 17 (i) List the reasons for making backups in a computer system. (4 marks). (ii) Design a backup policy and show how this will address each of these reasons. (4 marks). (iii) In your answer, distinguish between backups and archives. (2 marks). Question 18 (i) What considerations are important when allotting and maintaining passwords. (6 marks). (ii) What would you regard as an optimal system for a small business - justify your answer. 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