Chapter 10 – 14 Skills Assessment Answers Full 100%
IT Essentials v7 220-1002 Skills Assessment (Answer Version)
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Background / Scenario
The students are provided with an administrative account.
- A Windows computer per student / group witha network connection to a classroom LAN
- A partner on the same network with a Windows computer for remote desktop access
- A Linux computer controlled by the Answer for the classroom that all the students can connect to: It can be a VM or a standalone.
This SA was designed with flexibility in mind. Depending on the needs of the classroom, you can choose the numbers of tasks or the order of the tasks that will be performed in this SA.
Tasks 1 – 4 can be performed without local LAN access.
Required Resources from Answer for Task 5
- A standalone Linux computer or VM with network connection with the classroom lab computers (Task 5)
- Classroom LAN
Task 1: File System Management
Step 1: Create a System Restore Point
Lab – System Restore in Windows
Create a restore point on C: using the following specifications:
|Restore point name:||SA Restore Point – (your initials)||10|
Answer: Click Control Panel > System > System protection > Create. To look for the Restore point, click Control Panel > System > System protection > System Restore… > Next and verify that the student’s restore point is listed.
Step 2: Create a new partition
Lab – Create a Partition in Windows
|Shrink the C: partition to create a new partition of at least 2GB||5|
|Drive letter for the new partition||H:||5|
|Volume label for the new partition||ITE_SA||5|
Answer: Verify that the student has created a second partition with at least 2GB of space.
Step 3: Create Directories Using CLI
Lab – Common Windows CLI Commands
Create the directories using CLI. Record the commands used to create the folders.
|C:\Users\ITEadmin\BitLocker_Key||md C:\Users\ITEadmin\BitLocker_Key or
|H:\Course||md H:\Course or
md H:\Course H:\Staff
|C:\Users\ITEadmin> dir H:|
|H:\Staff||mkdir H:\Staff or
md H:\Course H:\Staff
|C:\Users\ITEadmin> dir H:|
|C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup||mkdir C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup or
Step 4: Enable Bitlocker on H: drive
Lab – Enable BitLocker
Enable BitLocker on H: drive. Record the key
|Enable BitLocker on H: drive.
Use Skills@ssessment as the password.
Save the key in a file in the C:\Users\ITEadmin\BitLocker_Key.
Answer Sign Off Task 1: ___________________________________________________
Points: _________________________________ of 60
Task 2: Local Users and Groups
Lab – Configure Users and Groups in Windows
Create more local user accounts with different level of privileges and local account policies.
- Student01 – A standard user account with only read permission for H:\Course and belong to ITEStudent group.
- Staff01 – An administrative user account with all the permissions for H:\Course, H:\Staff, and H:\Backup. Staff01 belongs to the ITEStaff group.
- ITEadmin belongs ITEStaff group.
- ITEStaff group: Members have full control permission to H:\Staff, H:\Course, and H:\Backup
- ITEStudent group: Members only have read permission to the H:\Course.
Step 1: Create Local Groups and Permission
|ITEStudent||Read-only permission to H:\Course
No access to C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup and H:\Staff
|ITEStaff||Full control permission to H:\Course, C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup, and H:\Staff||10|
Answer: Verify the user account creation in Control Panel > Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Groups.
Verify the folder permission for H:\Course, H:\Staff and H:\Backup
Step 2: Create Local Users and Assign Groups
Belongs to ITEStudent group
Belongs to ITEStaff group
|ITEadmin||Belongs to ITEStaff group||5|
Answer: Verify the user account creation in Control Panel > Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users.
Share the H:\Course folder using the following specifications:
|Folder name||SA Share||1|
|Permission level||Full Control||1|
Answer: The H:\Course is name SA Share. Then right-click the folder and select Properties. Click the Sharing tab and then click the Share button. Verify that the user ITEadmin is listed and has a permission level of Owner.
Answer Sign Off Task 2: ___________________________________________________
Points: _________________________________ of 48
Task 3: Windows Security
Lab – Check for Updates in Windows
Lab – Configure Windows Local Security Policy
Lab – Configure the Firewall in Windows
Step 1: Windows Update
Configure Windows Update settings with the following specifications in Windows 10:
|Updates installed||Choose the option that it is ready for widespread use in organizations.||5|
|Update notifications||Receive a notification when PC requires a restart to finish updating||5|
Answer: Click Start > search PC Settings > click Update & Security > click Advanced options > Security and Maintenance > Change settings. Verify that the above parameters have been selected.
Configure Windows Update settings with the following specifications in Windows 8.1 and 7:
|Important updates||Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them||5|
|Recommended updates||Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates||5|
Answer: Click Control Panel > Windows Update > Change settings. Verify that the above parameters have been selected.
Step 2: Password Policy
Use the Windows Local Security Policy tool to configure the following security policy settings:
|Password Policy||Enforce password history: 3 passwords remembered
Maximum password age: 90 days
Minimum password length: 8 characters
Password must meet complexity requirements: Enabled
|Account Lockout Policies||Account lockout duration: 5 minutes
Account lockout threshold: 5 invalid login attempts
Reset account lockout counter after: 5 minutes
|Audit Policy||Audit account logon events: Success, Failure
Audit logon events: Success, Failure
Answer: Click Search, then enter secpol.msc to access the Security Policy tool. Verify that the above parameters have been selected.
Step 3: Firewall Configurations
Allow Remote Desktop in private network using Firewall configurations.
|Windows Firewall||Allow Remote Desktop in private network||3|
Answer: Click Control Panel > click Windows Firewall or Windows Defender Firewall > click Allow an app or feature through Windows (Defender) Firewall > check Remote Desktop for the private network.
Answer Sign Off Task 3: ___________________________________________________
Points: _________________________________ of 32
Task 4: Administrative Tasks
Lab – Configure Data Backup and Recovery in Windows
Lab – Task Scheduler in Windows
Lab – Basic Scripting
Step 1: Data backup and recovery
Configure an available partition for backup and recovery with File History.
|File History||Use the default settings
Configure a shared location assigned by the Answer
Step 2: Run a Windows script as a scheduled task
|Copy the provided text into a file
Save the file in H:\Staff as a script that can be run
echo copy the content of H:\Course to C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup
copy H:\Course C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup
echo copy the content of H:\Staff to C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup
copy H:\Staff C:\Users\ITEadmin\Backup
|Run the script||Hint: View hidden file extension||2|
|Create a basic scheduled task||TaskName: Staff and Course Backup
This task will run the script daily
Fix the script so it does not require any user intervention
Answer Sign Off Task 4: ___________________________________________________
Points: _________________________________ of 15
Task 5: Remote Access
Lab – Work with Linux Command Line
Lab – Remote Desktop in Windows
Students should work in pair to configure remote access.
|Allow remote desktop||2|
|Determine the IP address of both computers||2|
|Only allow ITEadmin to log on remotely||2|
|Log into the remote machine and install PuTTY on the remote PC||Answer can provide the necessary file to install PuTTY or other program that supports SSH||2|
|SSH into a Linux machine with SSH enabled||Answer will provide the IP address and user credentials to log on||2|
|Create a text file in the student’s home directory||2|
Answer Sign Off Task 5: ____________________________________________________
Points: ___________________________________ of 12
Task 6: Clean up
As you undo your configuration in the lab environment, document the steps that were necessary to restore the lab environment back to the original state.
|Run System Restore|
|Remove Scheduled Task|
|Remove folders from C:\User\ITEadmin|
|Remove the new volume and extend C: to include the volume|
|Remove created users and groups|
|Restore the password and audit policy|
|Verify remote desktop has been disallowed|
Answer Sign Off Task 6: __________________________________________________
Points: _____________________________________ of 20