Students are reminded to read pages related to assessment rules including rules for dishonest work in
the Department of Computing handbook.
The aim of this assignment is to report on your research on aspects of network administration and
Present your findings as a written report. Indicate the extent of your research by including a reference
When you submit the report, make sure it includes cover sheet and marking guide sheet. Expected
length of the write up is 10 –15 pages.
Research materials: books and material in the library and the Internet.
Network Operating Systems
Network operating systems that are currently used in organisations defer a lot to its predecessors. Not just
that, there has been design shift between platforms from Peer-to-Peer to Client/Server and now
Virtualisation. Highlight major changes that have been made in operating systems in relation to
administration, security and usability. Then compare the three mentioned platforms and recommend one
(together with operating systems) that will suit a New Zealand small business, say with 10 employees. Justify
Assignment hand-in instruction
Electronic submission of the assignment is required for ALL assignments through www.turnitin.com
by due date.
Printed copy is to be handed to the lecturer at the beginning of the lecture in the week of the due date.
Assignments which are submitted up to one day late will be marked, but cannot achieve more than a
C- (pass only) grade. Assignments handed in late will not be marked unless Special Assessment
Circumstances apply, so it would be better to hand in an incomplete assignment on time.
Semester 1, 2016
Department of Computing
Special Assessment Circumstances
Students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, miss a test, exam or an assignment deadline
or consider their performance in a test, exam or assignment to have been adversely affected, should
complete the form available from the School Administration Office.
Within any semester, a student may have only one SAC per course. When requesting an SAC for an
assignment, the SAC must be submitted (along with work completed to date) within the time frame of
the extension requested i.e. if the Doctor's Certificate is for one (1) day, then the SAC and work
completed must be submitted within one (1) day.
NAS Written Assignment Marking Guide
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Introduction (overview/importance of the topic) 10
Description of the topic 20
Identification and discussion of the topic issues 40
Extensive research, properly referenced 10
Layout and formatting of report 10