Franske ITC-2000 Assignments

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Labs

You are responsible for completing ALL of these labs. You must submit a lab report for each topic/chapter (you should combine multiple labs from the chapter/topic into a single report). If you work with a partner on a lab you only need to submit a single lab report for the two of you but it must have both your names on it. Each lab report is worth up to 20 points. This falls into the Labs/Homework category of your course grade.

PC Disassembly/Reassembly Labs

  • Lab 2.2.4.7: Computer Disassembly
  • Lab 3.1.1.3: Install the Power Supply
  • Lab 3.1.2.6: Install the Motherboard
  • Lab 3.1.3.3: Install the Drives
  • Lab 3.1.4.4: Install Adapter Cards
  • Lab 3.1.5.5: Install Internal Cables
  • Lab 3.1.5.8: Install Front Panel Cables
  • Lab 3.1.5.12: Complete the Computer Assembly

Boot/BIOS Labs

  • Lab 3.2.2.8: Boot the Computer
  • Lab 3.3.1.6: BIOS File Search
  • Lab: 3.3.3.2: Upgrade Hardware

Windows 7 Installation Labs

  • Lab: 5.2.1.7: Install Windows 7
    • NOTE: When you install be sure to leave at least 10 GB of free space at the end of the drive so that you can do lab 5.2.4.7 Make absolutely certain that you are installing on the larger partition (which should be towards the beginning of the drive) and that the smaller 10GB partition is at the end of the drive. Failure to make sure this is setup correctly at this point will probably mean in some future lab you will need to reinstall Windows.
    • NOTE: During the account creation process use the name "ITC Admin" and the password "Password123!" be sure to write them down and have your partner write them down as well because you will need them again later in the course.
    • NOTE: When prompted for an activation key just press the "Skip" button, we'll use the trial mode.
    • NOTE: At the end of your installation you need to find and load all of the correct drivers for your system. When you check the device manager you should see all the devices correctly identified and working (no warning marks). If you have any unknown devices remaining or any warnings on any devices in the device manager you will have problems later on so make sure all devices are correctly identified and appropriate drivers are installed. It is absolutely possible to get this done if you have the right drivers installed.
  • Lab: 5.2.1.10: Check for Updates in Windows 7
  • Lab: 5.2.4.7: Create a Partition in Windows 7
    • NOTE: If you did not leave free space at the end of your drive during the installation process you either need to re-install Windows and do that during the install or figure out how to "shrink" the C: partition to make room for an additional partition. Make absolutely certain that Windows is installed (and therefore the C:\ drive is) on the larger partition (which should be towards the beginning of the drive) and that the smaller 10GB partition is at the end of the drive. Failure to make sure this is setup correctly at this point will probably mean in some future lab you will need to reinstall Windows.

Windows Configuration and Management Labs

  • Lab 6.1.1.5: Task Manager
  • Lab 6.1.1.9: Install Third-Party Software
    • NOTE: In this lab you are asked to install the Packet Tracer software. This software is available for download through the Cisco NetSpace website (the same as where the curriculum can be accessed). After you log in to the site scroll to the bottom of the page and find the "Resources" section which should have a link to download Packet Tracer. You can also try accessing it at through this link after logging in.
    • NOTE: The version of Internet Explorer installed with Windows 7 is likely too old to properly display modern websites like Cisco NetSpace so you will probably need either upgrade the version of IE which is installed, or download and install Firefox or Chrome.
  • Lab 6.1.2.3: Create User Accounts
    • NOTE: Create a user account named "ITC Student" with the password "Password123!" you may also create a second new user account with your choice of username and password.
  • Lab 6.1.2.12: Manage Virtual Memory
  • Lab 6.1.2.14: Device Manager
  • Lab 6.1.3.7: Monitor and Manage System Resources
  • Lab 6.1.4.2: Hard Drive Maintenance
  • Lab 6.1.4.4: Manage System Files in Windows
  • Lab 6.1.5.4: Common Windows CLI Commands
    • NOTE: Depending on the username you are using when doing this lab you may need to change the specific command lines used when copying/moving files from or to directories inside your user's home directory.
  • Lab 6.1.5.6: System Utilities
  • Lab 6.3.1.2: Manage the Startup Folder
  • Lab 6.3.1.5: Task Scheduler
  • Lab 6.3.1.7: System Restore

Networking Labs

  • Lab 8.1.2.10: Connect to a Router for the First Time
    • NOTE: Please do not plug anything into the "Internet" or WAN port on the router, you only need to use the LAN ports for the time being.
    • NOTE: The default router IP address is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 (depending on router model) with the username/password of admin/admin
    • NOTE: If your router is not set to the defaults when you receive it you can reset it by holding down the reset button on the router while you plug it in, keep holding the reset button for at least 10 seconds or until the lights on the router settle down. Once you let go the router should reboot into it's default configuration.
    • NOTE: Make sure to select that you have attached to a "Work" network and not a "Public" network in Windows. If you select public network the Windows firewall will block several things that you need to have open for filesharing, etc. in this lab.
    • NOTE: When asked to change the IP address and DHCP server settings of the router use:
      • IP Address: 192.168.109.1
      • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
      • Starting DHCP Address of 192.168.109.75, and 25 Maximum Users
  • Lab 8.1.2.12: Configure a Wireless Router in Windows
    • NOTE: Use the following information for configuring your router:
      • Router IP Information (IP address and subnet mask): 192.168.1.1 / 255.255.255.0
      • Router name: ITE-xx (replace xx with your computer number, found on a label on top of your campus PC under your desk)
      • DHCP Server Information (start IP address and maximum number of hosts): 192.168.1.100, and 150 Maximum Users
      • SSID: Cisco-xx (replace xx with your computer number, found on a label on top of your campus PC under your desk)
      • Channel number: Auto (to view a list of available channels you will temporarily need to switch the router to "Standard Channels" from Auto)
      • Router Username/Password: admin/admin
      • Wireless Security (passphase key): Password123!
    • NOTE: Some of the screens in this lab, in particular the basic wireless configuration pages, will look different than those in the lab due to using a different router which only supports 2.4GHz and not 5GHz wireless. You will be setting the SSID and enabling wireless with auto channel selection but will not be able to set some of the more specific wireless settings.
  • Lab 8.1.2.14: Test the Wireless NIC In Windows
    • NOTE: In this lab you are asked to connect to a classroom wireless network. You should use the access point you have just configured in the above lab as this network. You will need to temporarily connect the Internet connection on the router to the ITCnet jack at your desks (yellow assuming you are in B109 or green in B107) so that you have an Internet connection working for some parts of this lab. Please disconnect the Internet connection as soon as you are done testing the connection and before going on to any additional labs.
    • NOTE: When you use the "net view" command you'll probably just see one computer because right now you only have one computer attached to your router. Now might be a good time to attach your desktop computer to the router as well (using a wired connection) and try running the net view command again to see the second computer.
  • Lab 8.1.3.9: Share Resources in Windows
    • NOTE: In this lab you are asked to create and join a workgroup. You can choose a workgroup name of your own but make sure it is one that will be unique in the class.
  • Lab 8.1.4.3: Remote Assistance in Windows
  • Lab 8.1.4.4: Remote Desktop in Windows

Mobile Labs

  • Check out an Android tablet from your instructor.
  • The access PIN on the tablets is "1 2 3 4"
  • Lab 10.1.2.3: Working with Android
  • Lab 10.2.1.2: Passcode Locks
    • Make sure you set the PIN back to "1 2 3 4" when you are done with the lab if you have changed it!
  • Install an Android Virtual Machine
    1. Find the pre-downloaded Android 7.1 ISO file in the D:\CNT Files directory on your PC
    2. Create a new directory in the D:\ drive of your computer to store your VM files in, be sure to list the semester as part of the directory name like "D:\bfranske-fall17"
    3. Change the network jack your PC is plugged into at your desk to the "ITC network" (the GREEN network jack in B107). Make sure to change it back to the "Campus" connection (the RED network jack in B107) before you leave!
    4. Open VirtualBox and change the Default VM Storage Location to your new directory on the D:\ drive.
      • Under the File -> Preferences menu change the "Default Machine Folder" to the new directory so it shows something like "D:\bfranske-fall17"
      • If you are unsure of how to do this please have your instructor check to see that you have done it
    5. Read and follow the instructions on this website to install Android 7.1 in Virtualbox.
      • Note: During the install you should choose not to use GPT, this is not mentioned in the instructions
    6. After the installation shut down your VM
    7. Change the network configuration to a "Bridged" card instead of "NAT"
    8. Remove the Android Installation ISO file from the virtual CD drive
    9. Start your Android VM
    10. Disable "Mouse Integration" (under the Input Menu)
      • NOTE: This means you will need to click in the VirtualBox window in order to use a mouse in the Android VM and you will need to press the Control key on the right side of your keyboard to get your mouse pointer back in Windows again but it makes it much easier to navigate in the Android VM.
    11. Click on Skip when asked to connect to a wireless network
    12. You will need to either sign in with an existing Google account or create a new one. If you want to create a new Google account you should do it in a web browser on your PC and not through the Android VM (which will require phone verification).
    13. You probably want to access the Display Settings in Android and change the Sleep setting to 30 minutes of inactivity. With the VM if your Android device goes to sleep it will not be possible to wake it back up without rebooting it.
    14. Try some of the activities from the 10.1.2.3 and 10.2.1.2 labs
      • You cannot lock your VM screen because you don't have a power button to tap like on a physical phone or tablet. If you want to set and test a PIN you will need to restart the VM (under the Machine -> Send ACPI Shutdown)
    15. Change the network jack your PC is plugged into at your desk back to the "Campus" connection (the RED network jack in B107) before you leave!

Linux Labs

  • Lab 10.4.1.4: Install Linux in a VM and Explore the GUI
    • NOTE: Before you create your VM please make sure that VirtualBox is set to save VMs into a folder on the D:\ drive that contains the semester and year in the folder name such as D:\bfranske-fa17\
    • NOTE: Change the network jack your PC is plugged into at your desk to the "ITC network" (the GREEN network jack in B107). Make sure to change it back to the "Campus" connection (the RED network jack in B107) before you leave!
    • NOTE: The Ubuntu installation ISO image file is located in the D:\CNT Files folder. The version of Ubuntu in this folder may be newer than the version listed in the lab
    • NOTE: Set your virtual machine to use at least 2 GB of RAM (for a faster VM you could go higher as long as you stay in the green zone) and have at least an 18 GB virtual hard drive.
    • NOTE: Make sure to set your virtual machine to use bridged networking before starting it
  • Lab 10.4.3.3: Working with the Linux Command Line
  • If you have time you may want to try a different distribution of Linux to see what is the same and what's different. The D:\CNT Files folder should contain some others such as Linux Mint or Debian you can try as well. Just setup a new virtual machine for each one you would like to try.
  • Don't forget to change the network jack your PC is plugged into at your desk back to the "Campus" connection (the RED network jack in B107) before you leave!

Printer Labs

Security Labs

  • Lab 12.2.1.8: Configure Windows Local Security Policy
  • Lab 12.3.1.3: Configure Data Backup and Recovery in Windows
    • NOTE: For the backup storage location you should choose a directory on the second partition on your computer
  • Lab 12.3.1.5: Configure the Firewall in Windows
    • NOTE: This lab will require two computers so you'll need to use your laptop and desktop computers
  • Lab 12.3.1.9: Configure Users and Groups in Windows

Troubleshooting Activity

Homework

Any homework assigned in the course will go here. This falls into the Labs/Homework category of your course grade. Remember, for homework assignments turn in the actual pages from your lab book or printouts from the curriculum and not a lab report. Homework assignment are individual, you and your lab partner need to both turn them in separately even if you work on them together.

  • Participate in an online forum discussion (typically 3 quality posts or more) of each chapter on the NetSpace site. See forum posting page for details. (up to 10 points each chapter based on quality)

Participation Activities

Any participation activities completed in the course will go here. This falls into the participation category of your course grade.

  • Attend at least two Student Success Day presentations and bring proof of attendance (10 points)
  • Meet with an academic advisor (10 points for meeting)
  • Complete a program/degree plan (10 points for completing)
  • Complete the online pretest exam (10 points for attempting)
  • Complete the online course feedback form (5 points for completing)
  • Complete the online practice final exam (10 points for attempting)
  • Complete the Checkpoint exam (10 points for attempting)
  • Compete the A+ Cert Practice Exam #1 (10 points for attempting)
  • Compete the A+ Cert Practice Exam #2 (10 points for attempting)
  • Professionalism Exercise (20 points)
    • For this activity you EACH need to write and submit at least two additional scenarios (and practice them with your partner) like the ones you were given to practice in class. These two scenarios should be submitted through the NetSpace site just like you typically submit lab reports.
    • For this activity you must also work with a partner to role-play the four scenarios you are given (two for each of you to be the help desk analyst, two for each of you to be the customer) plus you need to role-play the two additional scenarios you each make up.

Unit Assessments

You are responsible for completing the online exam associated with each chapter in the course through the Netacad website.

Other

You are also responsible for completing these things, see the course syllabus for category and weighting information.

  • Online Final Exam
  • Skills Final Exam

Skills Final Exam

The Skills Final Exam is designed to test your ability to apply the concepts learned in this class and practiced in labs to common, real-world scenarios.

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