Full Title:Directory Services
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SWRD C7002
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 8 programme(s)
Module Description:This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, implement and troubleshoot a Directory Service for a small to medium sized company.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand the role of a Directory Service in an organisation.
  2. Describe the LDAP protocol and identify mandatory attributes for objects in a Directory Service.
  3. Create Logical Diagrams for a Directory Structure.
  4. Implement an Active Directory Domain including Organisational Units, users, computers, groups and Group Policy.
  5. Create a TCP/IP network, connect clients and test and troubleshoot Directory Service problems.
  6. Implement an Open Source Directory Services
  7. Compare and contrast Active Directory with an Open Source LDAP directory.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to the role of Directory Services
Introduction to Directory Services and the LDAP protocol.
Planning a Directory Service structure
Planning a Directory Service structure using Active Directory. This includes the design of an Organisational Unit, User, Computer and Group Strategy. Produce diagrams for each design.
Installation and configuration of a Directory Service
Installation and configuration of Active Directory. Implementation of AD Design.
Testing and Troubleshooting
Create a network; connecting clients; troubleshooting and testing AD Design.
Installation and configuration of an Open Source Directory Service.
Implementing the Design in an Open Source platform
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other Weekly Tasks and Reports 1,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Task at the end of each section. Used to establish individual knowledge of learner. 4,5,6,7 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Short Answer Questions Used to establish if the learner has acquired a level of understanding of the theory presented in the lectures. 1,2,5,7 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other Weekly Tasks and Reports 1,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Task at the end of each section. Used to establish individual knowledge of learner. 4,5,6,7 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Short Answer Questions Used to establish if the learner has acquired a level of understanding of the theory presented in the lectures. 1,2,5,7 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Limoncelli, Thomas A., and Hogan, Christine 2007, The practice of System and Network Administration,, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley [ISBN: 0321492668]]
  • Burgess, Mark 200, Principles of Network and System Administration,, 2nd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 0470868074]]
  • Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008R2 - based Servers, Microsoft Press, Microsoft Press 2011 [ISBN: 64198PRODUCT]
  • Brian Desmond, Joe Richards, Robbie Allen, Alistair G. Lowe-Norris 2013, Active Directory: Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory, 5th Ed., O'Reilly [ISBN: 1449320023]
  • Brian Svidergol, Robbie Allen 2013, Active Directory Cookbook, 4th Edition Solutions for Administrators & Developers, O'Reilly Publishers [ISBN: 1449320023]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Paul Cobbaut 2013, Linux Fundamentals
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 2
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 3
DK_KCESM_7 Certificate in Computer Service Management 1 Elective
DK_KCESM_7 Certificate in Computer Service Management 2 Elective
DK_KCESA_7 Certificate in System Administration 2 Elective
DK_KCESA_7 Certificate in System Administration 1 Elective
DK_KCMP7_6 [Exit Award from L7] Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 3
DK_KCMP7_6 [Exit Award from L7] Higher Certificate in Science in Computing 4 Group Elective 2