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Unformatted text preview: CHARLES STU T UNIVERSITY E1. ALBURY—WODONGA CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AUTUMN SESSION EXAMINATION 2001 _ ITC333 SERVER ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE LECTURER: Jim Maden DAY & DATE: Friday 22nd June 2001 TIME: 0920 - 1230 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: l8 ' 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 Autunm Session 2001 Page 1 of 5 pages PART A Computer Hardware 0 NOTE that this section contributes 70 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. . o Attempt all questions. 0 Each question is worth 10 marks. Question 1. What is the name of the motherboard bus? (2 marks) Briefly describe its changing role in the functionality of the PC, since their introduction in 1984. (8 marks) Question 2. "Plug 'n' P1ay"'is a facility which is intended to prevent resource conflicts. How does it go about this? (4 marks) In the event that it doesn't work, what steps can be taken to resolve the resource conflict? (3 marks). How does this differ from the procedures which must be used in Operating Systems which do not support "plug 'n' play"? (3 marks) Question 3. A typical processor has two important buses: a) What are they called? (3 marks). b) Briefly distinguish between the primary function of each. (7 marks) Question 4. How do the functions of: Disk mirroring, Disk duplexing and RAID differ in their approach to data redundancy. (4 marks). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? (6 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) ITC333 Autumn Session 2001 Page 2 of 5 pages 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). » What will the FAT look like after it has been defragmented? (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). 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 use of the filter 'grep'. (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. What is meant by the NT characteristic of scalability? (7 marks). Give an example. (3 marks). ITC333 Autumn Session 2001 Page 3 of 5 pages Question 11. Differentiate between domains and workgroups in NT. (6 marks). Why is each usefiJl? (4 marks). Question 12. Why are trust relationships important to domain based user accounts? (10 marks). PART D: Management NOTE that this section contributes 40 marks towards the total of 180 marks for the examination. v - 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 are the advantages of taking out these contracts? (5 marks) Question 14. Your company is moving its computer systems to a temporary site within the building, while the permanent site is refurbished. When this is completed, the computer systems will be returned to the permanent site. As computer systems Manager, you must oversee the two moves. In point form, list your major concerns regarding each of the two moves. (10 marks). Question 15. In this subject we have discussed many types of servers. Which of these (or a combination) would be required in a typical small business - such as a legal firm. (5 marks). What are the major advantages and disadvantages (at least three (3) of each) of a server supplied network in a small business. (5 marks). ITC333 Autumn Session 2001 Page 4 of 5 pages Question 16. What is the reason for using Hierarchical Storage Management? (6 marks). Describe a policy whereby a file's status within the hierarchy could be reviewed and changed. (4 marks). ‘ PART E: Security and Ethics 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 17. Describe the various reasons for making backups of a computer system. (4 marks). Describe 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, justifying your method by comparison with the other alternatives. 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