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DESCRIBE THE ROLE WINDOWS FIREWALL PLAYS IN PROTECTING A COMPUTER FROM THREATS

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DESCRIBE THE ROLE WINDOWS FIREWALL PLAYS IN PROTECTING A COMPUTER FROM THREATS

Task

This assessment item aims to develop and gauge student understanding of the key topics covered so far. Answering these questions will help you build some understanding of the subject content. It is expected that answers to the assignment questions be succinct (i.e. precise and concise) with all sources of information fully referenced as per APA referencing style. You have to reference the text book and any additional material you have used in your answers.

Note that the guide for APA referencing is provided in the Resource section of Interact site.

Answers MUST be written in your own words. If an answer contains more than 20% direct quote (referenced or unreferenced) marks will be deducted for this question. One or two sentence answers will be too short and only receive low marks. Answers longer than 1.5 pages (12 point font, single line spacing) may incur a penalty if too much non-relevant information is stated.

Question 1  (5 Marks)

Research and list some salient features of each of the following versions of Windows 10 and provide your answer in a tabular format.

    • Windows 10 Home
    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Windows 10 Enterprise
    • Windows 10 Education
    • Windows 10 Mobile
    • Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
       

Question 2  (5 Marks)

You have been hired as a technology intern by the IT department of a medium sized company. The company is currently running on Windows 8. One of the 1st tasks you have been assigned is to prepare for an upgrade for all computers to Windows 10. Write a report to your manager detailing the system requirements for installing or upgrading to Windows 10. Your answer should be detailed and include all hardware and software requirements

Question 3  (5 Marks)

  1. a) Describe the role Windows Firewall plays in protecting a computer from threats.
  2. b) List the steps you would take to explore all the apps and features that have “permitted access” through the Windows 10 Firewall on your computer. Write a brief summary of any changes you would make to the settings for the selected apps.

Question 4  (5 Marks)

While working as a technology intern for ABC enterprises, a corporate training firm in Melbourne. Most of the employees use Windows 10 laptops and tablet computers to record training needs of their clients. All staff are experiencing a common problem and are losing versions of files they have created for clients and you have been asked by your manager to investigate and provide a solution to this problem. Provide a short report on how to address and solve this issue utilising some features of Windows 10.

Question 5  (5 Marks)

You have been hired by a training organisation to develop a training session on “Networking Essentials using Windows 10”. Your manager has asked you to prepare the 1st training session to familiarise staff to the following frequently used networking terms.

network, communications channel, bandwidth, local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), router, coaxial cable, modem, network adaptor and MAC address.

Using your preferred Internet search engine, prepare a training document to deliver your training. In your document, you should include the definition of each term, a brief description of its role and figures where appropriate. You must reference the sources utilised, using APA referencing style.

Rationale

This assessment aims to assess the following learning objectives of this subject:

    • be able to install and upgrade Windows desktops;
    • be able to analyse system and application logs and make recommendations as appropriate;
    • be able to deploy and evaluate applications during and after operating system deployments;
    • be able to maintain and optimise systems that run Windows desktops;
    • be able to configure and troubleshoot mobile computing for Windows;
    • be able to analyse services, programs and user account controls for security vulnerabilities

Marking criteria

Marks will be awarded for:

    • Correctness of the answer
    • Discussion on valid arguments or features to support your answer
    • Clarity of explanation 

Marks will be deducted for:

NOT providing / following the proper APA style referencing. Referencing should be accurately documented using APA 6th edition and includes in text and bibliographic information.

 

Question

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Question 1 (5 Marks)

Differantiate among the various editions of Windows 10

 All elements have been addressed and are well expressed, comprehensive and accurate

 All elements have been addressed and are largely accurate and well expressed.

 All elements have been addressed with a few inaccuracies.

 Some elements have been addressed with a few inaccuracies.

 The answer fails to show basic understanding of the topic.

Question 2  (5 Marks)

Understanding of requirements for installing and upgrading to Windows 10

Correct answer has been provided along with a well expressed, informative and accurate explanation.

Correct answer has been provided along with a well expressed and accurate explanation

Correct answer has been provided, followed by a limited explanation.

Correct answer has been provided, followed by a limited explanation with some inaccuracies.

The answer is incorrect and fails to show basic understanding of the topic.

Question 3  (5 Marks)

Understand and analyse the security features of Windows 10

 All elements have been addressed and are well expressed, comprehensive and accurate

 All elements have been addressed and are largely accurate and well expressed.

 All elements have been addressed with a few inaccuracies.

 Some elements have been addressed with a few inaccuracies.

 The answer fails to show basic understanding of the topic.

Question 4  (5 Marks)

Comprehend the Windows 10 file and system maintenance requirements

 Correct answer has been provided along with a well expressed, informative and accurate explanation.

 Correct answer has been provided along with a well expressed and accurate explanation

 Correct answer has been provided, followed by a limited explanation.

 Correct answer has been provided, followed by a limited explanation with some inaccuracies.

 The answer is incorrect and fails to show basic understanding of the topic.

Question 5  (5 Marks)

Desmonstrate understanding of  Windows 10 networking

 All elements have been addressed and are well expressed, comprehensive and accurate

  All elements have been addressed and are largely accurate and well expressed.

 All elements have been addressed with a few inaccuracies.

  Some elements have been addressed with a few inaccuracies.

 The answer fails to show basic understanding of the topic.

Presentation & Referencing
(5 Marks - Deduction)

Marks will be deducted for NOT following the presentation guidelines below as well as for poor presentation, spelling and/or grammar mistakes.
Marks will also be deducted for NOT providing / following the proper APA style referencing. Referencing should be accurately documented using APA 6th edition and includes in text and bibliographic information.

(Note that the guide for APA referencing is provided in the Resource section of the subject site)

 


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