BIT 2204 : NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2016/2017
SECOND YEAR SECOND SEMESTER SPECIAL/SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BIT 2204 : NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION
DATE: DECEMBER 2016 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS:
ANSWER QUESTION ONE AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
(a) Discuss what kind of tools a system administration needs to maintain and use directory information effectively. [5 marks]
(b) Explain the differences between a push model and a pull model of systems administration [6 marks]
(c) JKUAT Mombasa CBD campus network has a mixture of active and passive users. Define the term active and passive users giving an example of both. [4 marks]
(d) In systems administration the amount of support offered to users is a matter of policy. Briefly discuss three important areas to look at when coming up with a support policy. [6 marks]
(e) Discuss the use of the following devices.
(i) Router
(ii) Hub
(iii) Switch
(iv) Bridge [4 marks]
(f) Briefly discuss the concepts of 1Pv6 over 1Pv4 [5 marks]

QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
(a) Describe as many strategies as you can that you might use to prevent users from bogging CPU intensive services. [10 marks]
(b) Name and describe the layers of the OSI model [10 marks]

QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
(a) Describe how an installation procedure can be duplicated if you had not only only but one hundred machines to install. [10 marks]
(b) Describe the issues in integrating multiple operating system in a network environment [10 marks]

QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
(a) Data base management is a common task for system administrators. Explain why this is a natural extension of system administrative work. [10 marks]
(b) Discuss some typical strategies for printing and for correcting faults. [10 marks]

QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
(a) Password authentication works by a knowing a shared secret. What other methods of authentication can be used? [10 marks]
(b) Create a check list for setting up a same server [10 marks]

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