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Configuring DNS and DHCP Query Prrocess

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Configuring DNS and DHCP

1. In a short essay outline the DNS query process. What are the two types of queries?
2. Create a table showing the DNS resource record types and functions.
RR Type Function Example
3. Research the GlobalNames Zone (GNZ) feature. In a short essay explain this feature including a brief background, advantages, disadvantages, and your opinion on the usefulness of it.
4. In a short essay explain the four step process of DHCP. What is the difference between an exclusion range and a reservation? How do you configure a DHCP Relay Agent?

5. create a 2-page report consisting of an embedded Excel spreadsheet and a 1-page summary section for observations and conclusions.
Scenario: Your immediate supervisor, the Vice President of Information Technology, has a major concern. He just returned from a security conference and his awareness of the need to ensure that the network is fully protected has increased. In particular, he supposes that your organization does not have the correct processes in place to ensure effective and secure user management practices on the network and on the associated servers. He has asked you to investigate and to create a very concise, 2 page report on your findings.
Your work will entail conducting an investigation and collecting valid evidence on user rights, administrative and other privileges from a variety of sources within your organization. You will utilize the principle of least privilege to inform your best practice analysis. Determine the sources of the data, and the nature of the data (what attributes the data set contains.)
Assume a Windows 2012 Server based LAN, 8 Workstations, 10 current users, 1 Production Application Server, 1 Development Server, 1 Database Server. Use your imagination and knowledge of Windows 2012 to create appropriate groups and roles for your sample data. All the workstations belong to a development team. Roles vary, there is a system admin, a team lead for each of the various projects, and all developers are not assigned to all projects. There is normal turnover of employees in the department. The LAN is standalone and is not associated with a larger LAN.
Create a table to illustrate the data. You will need to create sample data, 10–14 rows for each data set should illustrate the issues well. Display the appropriate attributes and attribute values from the various data sets.
Match and compare the data to current real world observations of the current real state of affairs, processes and procedures, followed or not, (You will make these up – imagine the answers provided when interviewing the users/managers of the system). You will need to know the correct questions to ask of the data/users in order to support or negate the hypothesis. In this case the hypotheses will be “Our user management process leads to less secure systems over time”
One example of this comparison would be: Are all the users listed on the network and servers access control lists accurate and current? To do this you would need a list of all current and active users and their privileges (real world observation/inquiry). If everything is the way it should be for maximum security there should be no discrepancy between this list and the data found on the network/servers access control list details.
Finally, based on your full and complete investigation of the data, including comparisons to the real world state of affairs with the current situation reflected by the network/server(s) administration data, provide a summary statement and a conclusions paragraph. It is expected that you will be able to defend your conclusions based upon your empirical study of the data.
You are not expected to propose solutions. You only need to support or negate the hypotheses and to clearly and concisely explain the meaning of that data to your boss.
You will be applying your knowledge of user rights, group membership rights, administrative privileges, and the principle of least privilege?
Write a 2-page report containing the table in spreadsheet format (Excel embedded sheet). Finish the report with your observations and conclusions. Clarity and conciseness are the hallmarks of a great report.
You will need to know:
– What data is contained in the data set(s) and the easiest way to collect that data.
– What data to collect from the real world.
– What questions you should be trying to answer (There are 3 very important questions and perhaps a few ancillary ones.)
– What are the appropriate sources of the data?

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