Assignment – Report & Presentation

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ITECH2304 Emerging Information Systems
Assignment – Report & Presentation
Overview
• For this assignment, the students will create a written report that will review/ examine appropriate information system solutions relevant for an organization within an industry.
• The students will work in a team of two students per team.
• The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to understand the effect and impact that
emerging technologies and information systems have on an organization.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Report: 25%
Percentage Value of Presentation: 15%
Report Due Date: 16:00, Friday, 2021 (Week10)
Presentation Due Date: Week 11 during Lab
Assignment Details
1. Description of Assignment:
The purpose of this assignment is to enable students to review and examine appropriate information system solutions for an organization within an industry. The findings of your study will be presented through:
a. A report
b. Interactive presentation.
An organization can be selected from world’s 500 largest companies. The list is available at: http://fortune.com/global500/. Upon selecting on of the organization within an industry, you are required to complete the following requirements:
• Industry background: Review the industry involved and provide a comprehensive review of the industry sector, including history, current environment and transformations and future scope.
• Business model and environment: identify the business model that the organization is adopting as well as identifying their target audience and business scope, using the following analysis methods conduct an analysis of the chosen business.
o SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
o Porters 5 forces.
• Propose and appraise the organization’s IT infrastructure based on previous business model and environment analysis.
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• Review ERP or CRM systems (select either ERP or CRM) available on the market, including overview, advantages and disadvantages of the systems.
• Select and justify an appropriate ERP or CRM system for the organization form the systems that you have reviewed, and discuss the following:
o How the organization will use your selected ERP or CRM system to gain an additional advantage over its competitors.
o How can the ERP or CRM system be improved to better suit the organization.
o Elaborate and discuss any emerging technologies which can be integrated into the selected system to promote the business.
o Explain how you anticipate these emerging technologies will be evolving in the future within this industry or area.
2. The report:
The report will take the form of a well-researched academic report of approximately 1500 words. Diagrams or tables are encouraged to be used to support your statements. The report should be well supported with appropriate references from reliable sources. You should include academic journals, books, theses, trade magazines and well-respected sources of related Internet materials that you find relevant. Please note – Wikipedia is NOT considered a reliable source to quote in an academic document of this type, without backup from other well reputed sources. It is expected to FLOW as one document.
The structure of your report should include the following:
• Executive Summary *
• Table of Contents *
• Introduction * (Provide a general overview of the what you intend to write about in the rest of your report)
• Industry background
• Business model and environment (Business model type, target audience)
o SWOT analysis and discussion
o Porters 5 forces analysis
• IT infrastructure
• ERP or CRM system review
• Selected ERP or CRM justification and discussion
• Conclusion/Summary (Provide brief summary of your selected solution and any additional recommendations, and summarize your report in one paragraph)
• Reference list * (APA style)
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Note: Report items marked with a “*” do not count towards the final words count.
3. The Presentation
For the presentation component of this assessment, you will focus on the selection and justification of the ERP or CRM system as well as the emerging technologies. You may present “live” or choose to create a presentation through another medium to show your contribution. Each presentation is expected to take between 8 minutes and 10 minutes. You will be stopped after 12 minutes, so please time your presentation accordingly.
Please cover the following areas in your presentation in whatever creative form you choose. Check the marking guide below for the presentation – two major areas you are marked on are the use of technologies to prepare your presentation, and the creativity of your presentation.
You will provide a brief (one page) plan of your presentation to your lecturer by week-10. This is required, but does not carry marks. This should include details of how you will present, what technologies and formats you will be using, and who is doing which parts of the presentation. In addition, any web sites you used, or any place that you uploaded information must be indicated in this report. You should follow the following structure:
• Introduce your presentation by giving details of yourself, the organization and industry that you have selected.
• Communicate to the class the background of the organization and industry.
• Present the selected ERP or CRM system with justifications.
• Present the emerging technologies that will promote the business of the organization in the industry. Do this in any a way that works best and is the most creative.
• Conclude your presentation by summing up and giving time for questions.
You must attend the presentation.
Submission
Submit your report as either a word or PDF document via Moodle.
Marking Criteria/Rubric
Refer to the attached marking guide.
Feedback
Feedback will be supplied through Moodle. Authoritative marks will be published through fdlMarks.
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one’s own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work
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and must take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and procedure for the university can be found at http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and- study/online-help-with/plagiarism.
Marking Guide
1. Marking Guide (Report)
Section
Topic
Marks
1
Industry Background
10
2
Business model and Environment
15
3
IT infrastructure
10
4
ERP or CRM system review
15
5
ERP or CRM selection and justification
20
6
Conclusion
10
7
References (correct format, matching with citations)
10
8
Style (Spelling, grammar, citations, length, originality)
Points will be deducted for exceedingly long (more than 1700 words) or short (less than 1000 words) reports
10
Total
100
Total will be divided by 5 to get final marks for the report.
2. Marking Guide (Presentation)
Section
Topic
Marks
1
Introduction and conclusion
10
2
Background of the organization and industry
10
3
Selected ERP or CRM system with justifications
15
4
Emerging technologies
15
Total
50
Total will be divided by 5 to get final marks for the presentation.

Assignment 2: Evaluating a System

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ITECH3001
Assignment 2: Evaluating a System (25%)
Due date: Monday, Week 11
Word limit: 3,000 – 5,000 words
Assignment objectives
• Investigate the techniques for evaluating systems as described in the literature
• Design and conduct usability evaluation for a chosen system
• Analyse and interpret the data and results from the evaluation
• Report on the results and recommend for improvement of the evaluated system
Details of written components
Assignment
You will select one of the websites provided (the list is available on Moodle). You must notify your tutor which website you have selected as each website can be evaluated by only one person. The assignment involves conducting a usability test on that website, interpreting the results and writing recommendations in the form of a report on any changes needed. A copy of your report will be ready to be submitted to the charity.
Each of the charities listed have requested a usability evaluation of their website. The written component of the assignment must be based on your ACTUAL usability test on REAL users and should contain the following:
• A discussion, based on the literature, of the different approaches for assessing or testing usability with more detail on the use of usability testing for evaluating systems or websites.
• A brief description of the website selected for the usability evaluation. This should include the purpose of the website, the audience and the objectives of the organisation with respect to their website as determined by the charity.
• For the usability test you must:
o Describe how the usability testing was conducted, and rationale for the approach. You may use the usability instrument provided on Moodle or a modified version (but improved version). The description should include a justification of the number of
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users, selection of users, the instrument you used for your test (that is the questions), the task you set the users, the scenario etc.
• A critical discussion of the method (good or useful aspects, difficult or poor aspects).
• A page summarizing your recommendations for changes to the website with supporting evidence. Think about what you think key personnel in the charity will want to know about how well their website is performing.
It should be noted that this is not an exclusive list but suggestions of how you might approach the assignment. Your presentation must be brief and no more than 10 A4 pages with 12pt font. Use dot or numbered lists, tables and numbered headings to organize your ideas and info as demonstrated in this document. To support your arguments, use screenshots, graphs and actual data from your test and cite references across your document.
Presentation to the charity
• You are required to do a presentation for the charity. This is an assessable component of your assignment.
• Your presentation will be a summary version of the full assignment and should contain recommendations regarding changes to the website.
• The presentation will not contain all the information you have in your written assignment. Consider carefully what you think the charity will want to know that will be useful to them.
• It would be helpful if you imagine you are reporting your evaluation results to your boss who has only about 10 minutes for you, and your career or promotion depends on your success on this reporting.
• Start with key points (must haves), followed by blurbs (additional info) and then with elaborations on each of the key points (nice to have).
Please use the attached marking guide as a guide to the work and content required for this assignment.
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Marking guide for the assignment written component
The written component of your assignment will be marked out of 50, is worth 20% of your final mark. Use the following guide to structure the written component of the assignment. The criteria used to mark your work will be as follows:
Criteria
Comments
Understanding the purpose of the website (as described by the
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charity)
• Described the organisation’s purpose adequately
• Described the purpose (objectives) the organisation has for their web site adequately
• Identified the audience the charity is trying to reach
Background literature on evaluating and testing for usability
/10
• Overview of approaches to usability testing and evaluation was included
• Discussion was provided on the different approaches and use of usability
• testing
• Critical assessment of the use of usability testing was included
Implementation of the usability testing
/16
• Details were provided on the choice of users with justification
• Detailed description was provided of how the usability test was implemented (including the, instrument used with justification, test environment, scenario and tasks performed).
• Critical discussion provided reflecting on your use of and experience with usability testing
• Summary of findings provided and include evidence from the testing to support the findings
Recommendations
/12
• Recommendations were sufficiently detailed.
• Recommendations were appropriate
• Recommendations were well justified based on the outcomes of the
• evaluation
• Recommendations were presented appropriately
Literature
/4
• The literature used was appropriate
• Sufficient literature was used
Submission
/4
• Written presentation was professional
• References cited correctly using Harvard style or similar correctly presented in
• text and in reference section and all details provided
• Assignment Submitted on time
• No evidence of plagiarism
Total Marks
/50
Mark out of
/20
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Assignment Presentation Marking Guide
You are required to present the results in a short presentation of no longer than 10 minutes. The presentation should be based on the report to be provided to the charity, it should focus on the key findings from your testing and the recommendations. Your presentation should consist of no more than 10 slides. Please use the attached marking guide as a guide to the content for your presentation.
Presentation Content
Rating
• Relevancy of the content for the organisation
/4
• Appropriateness as a report for an organisation
• Recommendations with justification provided
• Ability to address issues/questions raised
/3
• All relevant issues addressed and all information the organisation
would need was provided
• Appropriate breadth vs depth
/5
• Contained interesting, informative and useful information
• Sufficient reflective thinking
• Analysis of results described appropriately
/3
Presentation Style
/5
• Ability to incite interest, interaction and/or discussion
• Clear, concise, and professional delivery, flow of information and presentation
• Quality of powerpoint slides
• Ability to adhere to time constraints and number of slides
• marks will be deducted for over time and/or more than 6 slides
Total Marks
/20
Mark out of
/5

Assignment 2 – Parchment Hideout

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ITECH1100 Understanding the Digital Revolution
Assignment 2 – Parchment Hideout
Overview
For this individual assignment, you will use skills acquired through practical laboratory exercises to
automate a business process, and to visualize the impact of the automation.
You should use Microsoft Excel (or equivalent open-source software) for this assessment task.
Important: This assignment specification is generated just for you. Do not distribute this specification.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage value of task: 25%
Due: Monday, Week 12 (See Course Description for date)
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment:
A1. Prepare a basic solution to a business problem;
A2. Select appropriate IT solutions for business functions;
A3. Apply business information software for data visualization and analysis purposes.
S1. Write basic programming logic;
S3. Interpret and construct representations of business data flow and processes;
K8. Outline the basic principles of programming.
Assessment Details
Parchment Hideout is a small second-hand book shop, run by a team of three staff members: Agnes,
Blanche, and Celeste.
For this assignment, you will complete the following set of tasks using Excel, and build an ePortfolio page to
describe your work.
Task 0 – Setting up
Create an ePortfolio page for your assignment. You will submit this page to Moodle as per the lab tasks.
You may call it whatever you like, for example ITECH1100 Assignment 2 – 30310360.
Hours of operation
Most of the time, each team member works separate shifts:
Agnes works 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday;
Blanche works 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and
Celeste works 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday.
The shop runs from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day, except Saturday when it closes at 12:30. It is closed
entirely on Sundays.
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Costs
Agnes and Blanche are the semi-retired co-owners of the bookshop, and do not take a salary.
Celeste, however, is a part-time employee, with total employment costs of $22 per hour. Celeste is also
entitled to four weeks of paid annual leave, during which a casual replacement is required at a cost of $33
per hour.
Fixed costs such as rent and insurance are $2900 per year, and utilities costs are $140 per month.
Task 1 – Costs of operating the business
Using Excel, create a spreadsheet called operating_costs.xlsx that calculates the projected annual outgoing
costs of running Parchment Hideout.
Your spreadsheet should be configured such that the working hours, hourly rates, and fixed and utility costs
can be varied easily.
Document your findings in your ePortfolio page (approximately 100 words), and attach the Excel file to your
ePortfolio.
Obtaining Books
Throughout the day, customers come to Parchment Hideout to buy books, and occasionally to sell them.
When people bring in books to sell to Parchment Hideout, the staff member on duty will review the books
and make an offer for each one individually.
Currently, the process for determining how much the book shop will pay for a book is entirely subjective.
Staff members offer an amount per book based on the quality of the book, and how popular they think it is,
and how they are feeling at the time.
The sale amount is always simply double the amount paid and is set at the same time – if Parchment
Hideout pays $3.00 for a book, they will put it on sale with a marked price of $6.00.
(Parchment Hideout does not deal in rare or antique books)
For several months, staff have been keeping track of the date and time, quality, publication year and
amount paid for each book in a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet is available for download on Moodle.
Task 2 – Sales team offers
Using Excel, process the history of purchases spreadsheet and use appropriate charts to visualize:
How the prices paid differed for each staff member; and
How the prices paid have changed over time
Describe your findings in your ePortfolio (approximately 150 words each), and attach the Excel file to your
eportfolio.
Process automation
Agnes and Blanche want to improve the consistency of how they pay for and price books.
They’d like to standardize on three standard price offers, and have designed the following process to
determine how to allocate them, including the option of rejecting the book altogether.
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The staff have already agreed on how to determine whether a book is terrible, poor, or good.
Book purchase
Customer
Book offered Done
Evaluate offer
Book shop
Assess
quality Reject
Terrible
Assess
publication date
Offer
low price
Poor
Good
Older than
15 years
Offer medium
price
Check is
hardcover
15 years
or newer
Paperback
Offer high price
Hardcover
Task 3 – Automation
Using Excel, create a spreadsheet page that automates the above process, allowing a member of the team
to enter whether the book is hardcover, its publication year, and its condition, and receive a price to offer.
Ensure that you include enough text and formatting to make your spreadsheet usable by a member of the
Parchment Hideout team, or by a University lecturer.
Your spreadsheet should be configured such that the Low, Medium and High prices can be varied easily.
Describe how you automated the process (approx 150 words), and attach your Excel file to your ePortfolio.
Task 4 – Price setting
Using Excel and the historical data you have available, determine sets of prices which meet the objectives
of the following scenarios:
Scenario one: Total offer prices are approximately the same as for the historical data
Scenario two: Assuming all books purchased are sold, allow all staff to draw the same wage as
Celeste.
Describe the strategy you used to find appropriate prices for each scenario (approximately 150 words for
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each scenario), and attach your Excel file to your ePortfolio.. Ensure that the Low price is less than the
Medium price, and both are less than the High price.
Bonus challenge task (optional!)
Disclaimer: This task is 100% optional, and you can receive full marks without attempting or completing it.
It is intended to be a challenge if you are interested in such things, and the marks available do not reflect
the significant research and effort required to implement it correctly. Tutors will not provide significant
assistance for this challenge task.
Optional task 5
Reimplement Task 1 and Task 3 using either Python or HTML+JavaScript.
Write a brief overview of how to run your solution, and attach a zip file containing your code to your
ePortfolio page.
There are no partial marks awarded for this bonus task – you must complete all features to attain the
bonus marks.
It is possible to attain full marks for this assignment without completing this challenge task.
Further details
Assignment support
This assignment is supported by the first 6 lectures and labs. Work on the assignment should be spread
over several weeks after the relevant lab has been mastered.
Submission
All files should be submitted to Moodle by the due date and time. Check with your tutor as to whether a
hard copy is required in addition to the electronic submission.
Marking Criteria/Rubric
Refer to the attached marking guide.
Feedback
Feedback will be supplied through Moodle. Authoritative marks will be published through fdlMarks
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one’s own
without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work and must
take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and procedure
for the university can be found at
http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and-study/online-help-with/plagiarism.
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Marking Guide: Assignment 2
Feature Criteria Maximum Obtained
Operating costs
Appropriate projection calculation 4
Description of findings 2
Configurable hours, rates, fixed annual and monthly
costs 2
Sales team offers
Visualization of change in prices over time 3
Visualization of prices offered per staff member 3
Description of findings 2
Automation
Spreadsheet accurately models the BPMN process 4
Instructions on how to use the Spreadsheet 1
Price setting
Appropriate Low, Medium and High prices for scenario
1 1
Appropriate Low, Medium and High prices for scenario
2 1
Justification of strategy 2
Bonus optional
challenge task
Faithful reimplementation of tasks 1 and 3 using
Python or HTML+JavaScript (+4)
Total: 25

Assignment – Report & Presentation

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ITECH2304 Emerging Information Systems
Assignment – Report & Presentation
Overview
• For this assignment, the students will create a written report that will review/ examine appropriate information system solutions relevant for an organization within an industry.
• The students will work in a team of two students per team.
• The purpose of this assessment is to enable students to understand the effect and impact that
emerging technologies and information systems have on an organization.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Report: 25%
Percentage Value of Presentation: 15%
Report Due Date: 16:00, Friday, 2021 (Week10)
Presentation Due Date: Week 11 during Lab
Assignment Details
1. Description of Assignment:
The purpose of this assignment is to enable students to review and examine appropriate information system solutions for an organization within an industry. The findings of your study will be presented through:
a. A report
b. Interactive presentation.
An organization can be selected from world’s 500 largest companies. The list is available at: http://fortune.com/global500/. Upon selecting on of the organization within an industry, you are required to complete the following requirements:
• Industry background: Review the industry involved and provide a comprehensive review of the industry sector, including history, current environment and transformations and future scope.
• Business model and environment: identify the business model that the organization is adopting as well as identifying their target audience and business scope, using the following analysis methods conduct an analysis of the chosen business.
o SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
o Porters 5 forces.
• Propose and appraise the organization’s IT infrastructure based on previous business model and environment analysis.
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• Review ERP or CRM systems (select either ERP or CRM) available on the market, including overview, advantages and disadvantages of the systems.
• Select and justify an appropriate ERP or CRM system for the organization form the systems that you have reviewed, and discuss the following:
o How the organization will use your selected ERP or CRM system to gain an additional advantage over its competitors.
o How can the ERP or CRM system be improved to better suit the organization.
o Elaborate and discuss any emerging technologies which can be integrated into the selected system to promote the business.
o Explain how you anticipate these emerging technologies will be evolving in the future within this industry or area.
2. The report:
The report will take the form of a well-researched academic report of approximately 1500 words. Diagrams or tables are encouraged to be used to support your statements. The report should be well supported with appropriate references from reliable sources. You should include academic journals, books, theses, trade magazines and well-respected sources of related Internet materials that you find relevant. Please note – Wikipedia is NOT considered a reliable source to quote in an academic document of this type, without backup from other well reputed sources. It is expected to FLOW as one document.
The structure of your report should include the following:
• Executive Summary *
• Table of Contents *
• Introduction * (Provide a general overview of the what you intend to write about in the rest of your report)
• Industry background
• Business model and environment (Business model type, target audience)
o SWOT analysis and discussion
o Porters 5 forces analysis
• IT infrastructure
• ERP or CRM system review
• Selected ERP or CRM justification and discussion
• Conclusion/Summary (Provide brief summary of your selected solution and any additional recommendations, and summarize your report in one paragraph)
• Reference list * (APA style)
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Note: Report items marked with a “*” do not count towards the final words count.
3. The Presentation
For the presentation component of this assessment, you will focus on the selection and justification of the ERP or CRM system as well as the emerging technologies. You may present “live” or choose to create a presentation through another medium to show your contribution. Each presentation is expected to take between 8 minutes and 10 minutes. You will be stopped after 12 minutes, so please time your presentation accordingly.
Please cover the following areas in your presentation in whatever creative form you choose. Check the marking guide below for the presentation – two major areas you are marked on are the use of technologies to prepare your presentation, and the creativity of your presentation.
You will provide a brief (one page) plan of your presentation to your lecturer by week-10. This is required, but does not carry marks. This should include details of how you will present, what technologies and formats you will be using, and who is doing which parts of the presentation. In addition, any web sites you used, or any place that you uploaded information must be indicated in this report. You should follow the following structure:
• Introduce your presentation by giving details of yourself, the organization and industry that you have selected.
• Communicate to the class the background of the organization and industry.
• Present the selected ERP or CRM system with justifications.
• Present the emerging technologies that will promote the business of the organization in the industry. Do this in any a way that works best and is the most creative.
• Conclude your presentation by summing up and giving time for questions.
You must attend the presentation.
Submission
Submit your report as either a word or PDF document via Moodle.
Marking Criteria/Rubric
Refer to the attached marking guide.
Feedback
Feedback will be supplied through Moodle. Authoritative marks will be published through fdlMarks.
Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one’s own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work
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and must take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and procedure for the university can be found at http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-and- study/online-help-with/plagiarism.
Marking Guide
1. Marking Guide (Report)
Section
Topic
Marks
1
Industry Background
10
2
Business model and Environment
15
3
IT infrastructure
10
4
ERP or CRM system review
15
5
ERP or CRM selection and justification
20
6
Conclusion
10
7
References (correct format, matching with citations)
10
8
Style (Spelling, grammar, citations, length, originality)
Points will be deducted for exceedingly long (more than 1700 words) or short (less than 1000 words) reports
10
Total
100
Total will be divided by 5 to get final marks for the report.
2. Marking Guide (Presentation)
Section
Topic
Marks
1
Introduction and conclusion
10
2
Background of the organization and industry
10
3
Selected ERP or CRM system with justifications
15
4
Emerging technologies
15
Total
50
Total will be divided by 5 to get final marks for the presentation.

Assessment Task 3 – Problem Solving Task

SIT113 – Cloud Computing and Virtualisation (2021)
Assessment Task 3 – Problem Solving Task
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Due Date
• Sunday, May 30th, 8:00 PM.
Assessment
• As stated in the unit guide, each successful SIT113 student must achieve all unit learning outcomes (ULOs). These ULOs can be found in the Unit Guide.
• Only ULO3 will be assessed using Assessment Task 3.
• This assessment task (Assessment Task 3 – Problem Solving Task) will only assess ULO3.
• The percentage breakdown of each ULO across the three summative assessment tasks are specified in the following table.
Task 1
(Online Quizzes)
Task 2
(Written Report)
Task 3
(Problem Solving Task)
ULO1
30%
ULO2
30%
ULO3
40%
Important Notes
• You must login to and use AWS Educate.
• Do not login to and use AWS Management Console for this assessment task as AWS Educate differs to the AWS Management Console and you can incur costs to yourself using AWS Management Console.
• Once your AWS Educate credit is depleted, your AWS Educate account is deactivated. However, it appears that once-off $20 top up is available.
Aims
This assessment consists of two tasks.
• Task 1 requires you to build a scalable and highly available web application as depicted in Figure 1.
• Task 2 requires you to change the main web page. However, this requires some major changes to your web application too.
For each task, you will create a narrated video file. You need to submit both video files as these will be used to assess your work.
Scenario
Use this scenario to complete the following tasks. As ULO3 is concerned with evaluating given requirements, some portions of this scenario are pertinent and others are not.
Guitars, Amps and Pedals (GAP) is a fictitious company that owns retail stores throughout several major cities of Australia. GAP currently has no web presence.
Additional details about this company are:
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• GAP’s product lines are all based on different types of electronic guitars, amplifiers, effect pedals, and associated paraphernalia such as strings, belts, cables, and cases.
• As GAP is very popular, it has a large customer base which can cause high workload throughout the year at both unpredictable and predictable times. GAP management are especially interested in two weeks before Christmas (December 10 to December 24, inclusive) and the month before the school year commences (say January 1 to January 31, inclusive).
• GAP management are willing to invest in an online web presence that is highly available for their retail customers. They particular require a main web site, a web site for guitars, a web site for amplifiers, and another for pedals. Each site could be accessed using URLs such as:
o http://www.gap.com/
o http://www.gap.com/guitars
o http://www.gap.com/amps
o http://www.gap.com/pedals
• GAP staff located at their headquarters must work as a team covering several retail stores and in many aspects such as buying, marketing, seasonal sales, distribution, data analysis, etc.
Figure 1.
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Task 1
You need to create a web application as depicted in Figure 1 using your AWS Educate account. In general, you need to create:
• Several Security Groups
• One development VM
• Several Amazon Machine Images
• Several Target Groups
• One Load Balancer
• Several Launch Configurations
• Several Auto Scale Groups, and several associated policies
The following steps provide some instructions to help you create and test your web application.
Step 1 – Create Security Groups
This step requires you to create 6 security groups.
• Create five security groups with names such as AlbSg, GapSg, GuitarsSg, AmpsSg, and PedalsSg. There will be a security group for the ALB, one for the main GAP VMs, one for the Guitar VMs, one for the Amp VMs, and another for the Pedal VMs. Ensure inbound rules for HTTP TCP 80 and HTTPS TCP 443 are set in each security group, and one outbound rule can allow all traffic.
• Create another security group for development, say DevSg. Ensure inbound rules for RDP TCP 3389, HTTP TCP 80 and HTTPS TCP 443 are set in this security group, and one outbound rule can allow all traffic. The RDP port is required in order to login to a development VM.
Step 2 – Create AMIs (Amazon Machine Image)
Auto Scale Groups will be used in your web application because this application must automatically handle fluctuating workloads. As an auto scale group uses an AMI to launch one or more additional VMs, one of your first tasks requires you to create four AMIs: an AMI to launch VMs for GAPs main site, a second AMI to launch VMs for GAPs guitar site, a third AMI to launch VMs for GAPs amp site, and another AMI to launch VMs for GAPs pedal site.
There can be several techniques to create these AMIs such as:
1. Manually creating a VM for each site, and then create an AMI for each of these four VMs.
2. Manually create just one VM for a particular site, then create an AMI for that VM. As the four web sites are small (for this assignment) and very similar, we can make small adjustments to this VM in order to create the second web site. After this second web site is complete, create an AMI of this VM. Similarly, we can adjust this VM to create the third web site, and then create the third AMI. Finally, we can adjust this VM to create the fourth web site, and then create the fourth AMI.
3. And so on for other techniques.
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In general, and based on the 2nd technique above, four AMIs can be created as follows:
1. Create a Windows VM for the main GAP site, ensuring that IIS, Php and index.php are installed and working. For example, create one VM with:
a. Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Base.
b. T2.micro.
c. Select the Development Security Group that you created in Task 1.
d. Create a key pair such as GAPkp and download the pem file GAPkp.pem.
e. Give this VM a name such as Dev VM.
f. Connect to this VM in order to download the RDP file, and get the password.
g. Use this RDP file to login.
h. Use this VM’s Server Manager to:
i. add Web Server (IIS) as a Server Role
ii. add CGI as a Role Service (tick check box for Web Server > Application Development > CGI).
i. Within your VM use Internet Explorer to download Web Platform Installer (WebPI) from “https://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx”.
j. After download, use “WebPlatformInstaller_x64_en-US.msi” to start the installation.
k. Use WebPI to install Php by following the instructions in Section 1.2 “Install PHP by using Web PI” at “https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/application-frameworks/scenario-build-a-php-website-on-iis/configuring-step-1-install-iis-and-php”.
l. Create the file “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\index.php” on this VM, and copy the code from Figure 2 into this file.
Figure 2.
m. Delete iisstart.htm and iisstart.png that are in “C:\inetpub\wwwroot”
n. This will be the main web site for GAP. It is simple as we don’t need a complicated web site for this assessment task. The small PHP portion will display information that
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is unique to the VM such as IISFCGI-713cc10e-1906-452e-8a1a-8f4840d61497, this allows us to visually and uniquely identify which VM receives a HTTP request from the ALB. This will be used to visually confirm that each VM is used by the ALB. o. You should test this web site by placing this VM’s IP address into your local browser.
2. Create an image (AMI) of your Dev VM and name it, say, GapAmi. It will take a few minutes until this AMI and associated snapshot become available.
3. Adjust your Dev VM to suit the guitars site.
a. We can actually make adjustments to the Dev VM to create a Guitars AMI. This will save time and effort because IIS and Web PI are already installed on your Dev VM.
b. Use the RDP file to login to the Dev VM.
c. Create a new folder called “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\guitars”.
d. Move index.php to this new folder.
e. Edit “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\guitars\index.php” by changing:
i. “GAP” in the title element to “GAP Guitars”.
ii. “Guitars, Amps, and Pedals” in the h1 element to “Electric Guitars”.
f. Don’t forget to save index.php.
4. Create an AMI of your Dev VM which is now hosting the guitars site. Name this image, say, GuitarsAmi.
5. Adjust your Dev VM to suit the amps site.
a. Similarly to above, we can slightly adjust your Dev VM to create the Amps AMI. Again, this will save time and effort as IIS and Web PI are already installed.
b. Use the RDP file to login to your Dev VM.
c. Rename the folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\guitars” to “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\amps”
d. Edit the file “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\amps\index.php” by changing:
i. “GAP Guitars” in the title element to “GAP Amps”
ii. “Electric Guitars” in the h1 element to “Amplifiers”
e. Don’t forget to save index.php.
6. Create an AMI of your Dev VM hosting the amps site. Name this image, say, AmpsAmi.
7. Adjust your Dev VM to suit the pedals site.
a. Similarly to above, we can slightly adjust your Dev VM to create the Pedals AMI. Again, this will save time and effort as IIS and Web PI are already installed.
b. Use the RDP file to login to your Dev VM.
c. Rename the folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\amps” to “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\pedals”
d. Edit the file “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\pedals\index.php” by changing:
i. “GAP Amps” in the title to “GAP Pedals”.
ii. “Amplifiers” to “Pedals”.
e. Don’t forget to save index.php.
8. Create an AMI of your Dev VM hosting the pedals site. Name this image, say, PedalsAmi.
9. After a few minutes, you should have 4 images: one for the main GAP site, a second for GAP’s guitars site, a third for GAP’s amplifiers site, and another for GAP’s pedals site.
10. It is now possible to stop your Dev VM as this will reduce your AWS costs. Do not delete those 4 new AMIs and 4 associated snapshots, as you will need these to build the rest of your web application.
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Step 3 – Create Target Groups
Create four target groups with names such as GapTg, GuitarsTg, AmpsTg, and PedalsTg. After creating these 4 target groups, they will have no registered VM targets.
• Do not include any target VMs at this stage.
• Ensure you make no typos.
• The Path in the Health checks section is very important. For the target group GapTg, this path value should be just “/”. This represents the folder “C:/inetpub/wwwroot/”.
• The Path in the Health checks section for GuitarsTg should be “/guitars/”. This represents the folder “C:/inetpub/wwwroot/guitars/”.
• The Path in the Health checks section for AmpsTg should be “/amps/”. This represents the folder “C:/inetpub/wwwroot/amps/”.
• The Path in the Health checks section for PedalsTg should be “/pedals/”. This represents the folder “C:/inetpub/wwwroot/pedals/”.
Step 4 – Create an Application Load Balancer
• Provide a name for your load balancer such as GapLb (GAP Load Balancer).
• Ensure zones A and B are selected.
• Select the security group that was created for this load balancer in Task 1.
• Select an existing target group for the main web site such as GapTg.
• Do not register targets at this stage.
• After this load balancer is created, select its Listeners tab to edit and add rules (use the link called View/edit rules). This is where other target groups are added.
o There should be 1 existing rule that forwards everything that is not routed to the GAP target group. You will edit this later.
o Select + to add another rule, then select insert rule.
o Add a rule such that if the path ends in /*, then forward requests to the GAP target group.
o Add a rule such that if the path ends in /guitars/*, then forward requests to the guitars target group.
o Add another rule such that if the path ends in /amps/*, then forward requests to the amps target group.
o Add another rule such that if the path ends in /pedals/*, then forward requests to the pedals target group.
o There should be 1 existing rule (the last rule) that forwards everything that is not routed to the GAP target group. Edit this rule so that such requests cause a fixed response.
 Select the Edit Rules icon (it looks like a pencil);
 Edit this rule and delete the “Forward To” portion.
 Select “+ Add Action”.
 Select “Return fixed response”.
 Type “INVALID REQUEST” as the value for the Response body.
 Select “Update”.
o Select < (next to Rules button) to return to the load balancer page. SIT113 – Cloud Computing and Virtualisation (2021) Assessment Task 3 - Problem Solving Task Page 7 of 12 Step 5 – Create Launch Configurations Create 4 launch configurations with names such as GapLc, GuitarsLc, AmpsLc, and PedalsLc. A launch configuration will be associated with an auto scale group, and specifies how that auto scale group automatically creates a new VM. Create a Launch Configuration • Provide a name for this launch configuration such as GapLc • Click on “Choose an AMI” to select a relevant AMI that you created in the previous task, i.e., GapAmi in this case. • Select an instance type such as t2.micro. • Ensure there is storage, the default 30GB should be sufficient. • Select the existing security group, that you created in Task 1, for the GAP VMs. • Select the existing key pair that you created in Task 2. Step 6 – Create Auto Scale Groups Create 4 auto scale groups with names such as GapAsg, GuitarsAsg, AmpsAsg, and PedalsAsg. Create an Auto Scale Group • Provide a name for this auto scale group such as GapAsg. • Select the existing launch configuration such as GapLc. • Set the two availability zones A and B by selecting both us-east-1a and us-east-1b as the Subnet values. The auto scale group will attempt to evenly distribute VMs over these availability zones. As the group size is set to 2 VMs, one VM should be placed in availability zone A and the other VM should be placed in availability zone B. • Within the “Configure advanced options” section: o Check the entry for “Attach to an existing load balancer”. o Select a target group such as GapTg. • After this auto scale group has been created, edit its details so that Desired=2, Min=1, and Max=4. After this change, this should automatically ensure one VM is in zone A and the other is in zone B. After a few minutes of creating your first auto scale group, this new auto scale group has automatically created 2 new VMs, 1 in zone A and 1 in zone B. You can confirm this by viewing the instances, as depicted in Figure 3. Figure 3. SIT113 – Cloud Computing and Virtualisation (2021) Assessment Task 3 - Problem Solving Task Page 8 of 12 At this stage, it is a good idea to name your VMs, see Figure 4, as this helps to visually identify VMs, rather than using the Instance ID. Figure 4. After creating these 4 auto scale groups, you should have 9 VMs: one development VM, and eight additional VMs that were automatically launched, see Figure 5. Figure 5. IMPORTANT - At this stage, as your AWS Educate account appears to have a limit of 9 VMs, please terminate your Dev VM so that you have 8 VMs. During your submission video, you will create another VM to increase the total number of VMs to 9. SIT113 – Cloud Computing and Virtualisation (2021) Assessment Task 3 - Problem Solving Task Page 9 of 12 Step 7 — Testing the GAP Site • Copy the DNS Name value of the load balancer and paste it into a browser. • You should see the main GAP site and a unique ID value from a VM, see Figure 6. • Refresh the browser page. Again you should see the main GAP site but the ID value has changed because a different VM of the GAP target group responded to the request, see Figure 7. Figure 6. Figure 7. Step 8 — Testing the Guitars Site • Copy the DNS Name value of the load balancer and paste it into a browser. • Ensure that you add /guitars/ to the end of the load balancer URL. • You should see GAP’s guitar site and an ID value from a VM, see Figure 8. • Refresh the browser page. You should see the guitar site and the ID value change because a different VM responded to the request, see Figure 9. Figure 8. Figure 9. Step 9 — Testing the Amps Site • Copy the DNS Name value of the load balancer and paste it into a browser. • Ensure that you add /amps/ to the end of this URL. • You should see GAP’s amps site and an ID value from a VM. • Refresh the browser page. You should see the amps site and the ID value change because a different VM responded to the request. Step 10 — Testing the Pedals Site • Copy the DNS Name value of the load balancer and paste it into a browser. • Ensure that you add /pedals/ to the end of this URL. • You should see GAP’s pedals site and an ID value from a VM. • Refresh the browser page. You should see the pedals site and the ID value change because a different VM responded to the request. SIT113 – Cloud Computing and Virtualisation (2021) Assessment Task 3 - Problem Solving Task Page 10 of 12 Step 11 – XMAS Workload Update each auto scale group with two scheduled actions to cater for extra workload during the Christmas rush. 1. Two weeks before Christmas, settings should be automatically changed to Desired=6, Min=4, and Max=8. 2. On December 31, settings should be automatically reverted to Desired=2, Min=1, and Max=4. Step 12 – School Workload Update each auto scale group with two scheduled actions to cater for extra workload during January. 1. On January 1, settings should be automatically changed to Desired=4, Min=2, and Max=6. 2. On January 31, settings should be automatically reverted to Desired=2, Min=1, and Max=4. Task 1 – Submission After completing Task 1 you will also create a narrated video. • Your Task 1 video file will have a time limit of 12 minutes. • This video will be used to assess your web application for task 1. • The contents of Task 1 video is as follows. o Introduce yourself, and present your ID card. o Provide a quick overview/introduction of your video. o Confirm your AWS Educate account name. o Confirm that you are using the North Virginian region. o Present each AWS resource that you created for this assessment such as:  Instances, and Volumes  AMIs, and Snapshots  Security Groups, Key Pairs, and pem file  Load Balancer, Listeners, Rules, and Target Groups  Auto Scaling Groups, instances in each scale group, and policies o Explain why each type of AWS resource was created for this assessment. o Demonstrate that the GAP scaling group is correctly working by increasing the desired value by 1 and showing that a new VM automatically launched.  GAP Scaling Group: ensure that desired = 3 o Demonstrate that your load balancer and all 9 web servers are correctly working, including that new GAP VM. • Place your name and ID in the filename of your video file such as AT3_Task1_JOHN_SMITH_221123456.mp4. • Submit your Task 1 and Task 2 video files into the assignment dropbox of the unit site. 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The new background colour will be based on HEX value notation and the last 6 digits of your student ID number. For example, if your ID number is 221978623, the background colour is #978623. You can update the body element such as:

Instead of writing a report to describe how to update this web site so that clients see the new title and new background colour of the GAP web page, you must create a narrated video. The contents of this video is presented in the submission section.
Task 2 – Submission
• Your Task 2 video file will have a time limit of 8 minutes.
• Your Task 2 video will be used to assess your capability to update the web application that you created for Task 1.
• Your Task 2 video will show:
o An introduction of yourself, ID card, and video.
o Your AWS Educate account name.
o A demonstration that your load balancer correctly works for the GAP web page for Task 1. That is, for each of the 3 GAP VMs, show that the old GAP web page is displayed by your browser.
o A live update of your Task 1 web application to satisfy GAP management’s request for a new title and background colour on the main GAP web pages.
o A demonstration that your load balancer correctly works for the updated GAP web page for Task 2. That is, for each of the 3 new GAP VMs, show that the new GAP web page is displayed by your browser via the ALB.
• Place your name and ID in the filename of your video file such as AT3_Task2_JOHN_SMITH_221123456.mp4.
• Submit your Task 1 and Task 2 video files into the assignment dropbox of the unit site.
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NOTES
1. Reducing Costs
Selecting a VM that costs $0.43 per hour will cost over $10 per day. If you have 9 similar VMs that are running at the same time, it will cost over $90 per day.
In contrast, some running VMs cost around $10 per hour (over $7000 per month), yet others cost as little as $0.01 per hour (about $7 per month).
1. For each auto scale group, change Desired=0, Min=0, and Max=0.
This should terminate VMs that were launched by your ASGs.
2. Terminate development VMs that you don’t need.
3. Stop development VMs that you do need.
4. Delete ALBs as an ALB costs around $0.54 per day, plus network costs.
It’s quick to recreate an ALB when needed.
5. Deregister AMIs that you don’t need and delete associated snapshots to reduce storage costs.
2. Complete Clean Up
1. Delete the auto scale groups. This will terminate/delete the VMs too.
2. Delete the launch configurations.
3. Delete the load balancer.
4. Delete the target groups.
5. Delete the security groups.
6. Deregister the AMIs.
7. Delete the snapshots.
8. Ensure that all VMs have been terminated.

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisations

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MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS
DEAKIN BUSINESS SCHOOL
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Assignment Two
Background
This is an individual assignment. You need to analyse the given dataset and then interpret and draw conclusions from your analysis. You then need to convey your findings in a written report to an expert in Business Analytics.
Percentage of the final grade
35%
The Due Date and Time
8 pm Thursday 20th May 2021
Submission instructions
The assignment must be submitted by the due date, electronically in CloudDeakin. When submitting electronically, you must check that you have submitted the work correctly by following the instructions provided in CloudDeakin. Please note that we will NOT accept any paper or email copies or part of the assignment submitted after the due date.
Information for students seeking an extension BEFORE the due date
If you wish to seek an extension for this assignment before the due date, you need to apply directly to the Unit Chair by completing the Assignment and Online Test Extension Application Form before Thursday 5 pm 20th May 2021. Please make sure you attach all supporting documentation and a draft of your assignment. The request for an extension needs to occur as soon as you become aware that you will have difficulty meeting the due date.
Please note: Unit Chairs can only grant extensions up to two weeks beyond the original due date. If you require more than two weeks or have already been provided with an extension by the Unit Chair and require additional time, you must apply for Special Consideration via StudentConnect within three business days of the due date.
Conditions under which an extension will usually be considered include:
• Medical – to cover medical conditions of a severe nature, e.g. hospitalisation, severe injury or chronic illness.
Note: temporary minor ailments such as headaches, colds, and minor gastric upsets are not severe medical conditions and are unlikely to be accepted. However, severe cases of these may be considered.
• Compassionate – e.g. death of a close family member, significant family and relationship problems.
• Hardship/Trauma – e.g. sudden loss or gain of employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements, a victim of crime.
Note: misreading the due date, assignment anxiety, or multiple assignments will not be accepted as grounds for consideration.
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Information for students seeking an extension AFTER the due date
If the due date has passed, you require more than two weeks extension, or you have already been provided with an extension and require additional time, you must apply for Special Consideration via StudentConnect. Please be aware that applications are governed by University procedures and must be submitted within three business days of the due date or extension due date.
Please be aware that in most instances, the maximum amount of time that can be granted for an assignment extension is three weeks after the due date, as Unit Chairs are required to have all assignment submitted before results/feedback can be released back to students.
Penalties for late submission
The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension:
• 5% will be deducted from available marks for each day, or part thereof, up to five days.
• Work submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked; you will receive 0% for the task.
Note: ‘Day’ means calendar day.
The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date.
Additional information: For advice regarding academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and assessment feedback, please refer to the document “Rights and responsibilities as a student” in the “Unit Guide and Information” folder under the “Resources” section in the MIS771 CloudDeakin site.
The assignment uses the dataset file A2T12021.xlsx, which can be downloaded from CloudDeakin. Analysis of the data requires the use of techniques studied in Module-2.
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Assurance of Learning
This assignment assesses the following Graduate Learning Outcomes and related Unit Learning Outcomes:
Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)
Unit Learning Outcome (ULO)
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities – appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
GLO2: Communication – using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change
GLO5: Problem Solving – creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
GLO6: Self-Management – working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions
ULO 1: Apply quantitative reasoning skills to solve complex problems.
ULO 2: Plan, monitor, and evaluate own learning as a data analyst.
ULO 3: Deduce clear and unambiguous solutions in a form that they useful for decision making and research purposes and for communication to the wider public.
Feedback before submission
You can seek assistance from the teaching staff to ascertain whether the assignment conforms to submission guidelines.
Feedback after submission
An overall mark, together with feedback, will be released via CloudDeakin, usually within 15 working days. You are expected to refer and compare your answers to the feedback to understand any areas of improvement.
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The Case Study
RogerLake is a leading Australian supermarket chain with 500 stores. Originating from a family-based general store, RogerLake now has stores all over Australia, with the first one being established in 1974. Individual store managers of RogerLake have wide-ranging powers about the day-to-day operations of their stores. However, RogerLake’s strategic planning and direction take place in the company Head Office in Adelaide.
RogerLake is anticipating a shift in the business climate within the next five years. The Head Office team is keen to implement the changes introduced during COVID-19 across the supermarket chain. They are confused about the store manager’s lack of enthusiasm to open their stores 24×7 or launch an accompanying eStore, given that the Head office has invested heavily in a digital platform, self-checkout machines and staff.
Subsequently, the Head Office management team has approached ANALYTICS7 and asked them to conduct a study to understand the characteristics of RogerLake stores and their business performance.
The Data
For this study, ANALYTICS7 has collected two sets of Data:
1. The first dataset is a random sample of 150 stores extracted from the company’s data mart. A complete listing of variables, definitions, and an explanation of their coding are provided in Working Sheet “Variable Description.”
2. The second dataset is about quarterly sales of RogerLake stores. The details of the Time-Series data is available on Working Sheet “Quarterly Sales.”
Your Role in ANALYTICS7
You are a modeller at ANALYTICS7. The team leader (Hugo Barra – MBA and MSc in DataScience) has asked you to lead the modelling component for the RogerLake project. Your need to review and complete the modelling activities as per the document. The minutes of the team meeting is below.
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Form 210-3
ANALYTICS7 Team Meeting
ANALYTICS7
727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: (+61 3 212 66 000)
infor@analytics7.com.au
Reference
AP-210 RogerLake Project
Revised
24th April 2021
Level
Expert Analysis
Meeting Chair
Hugo Barra
Date
24 April 2021
Time
11:00 AM
Location
ANALYTICS7 L4.340
Topic
RogerLake Research Project – Analytics Details
Meeting Purpose:
Specifying and Allocating Data Analytics Tasks
Discussion items:
• Modelling Store Sales.
• Modelling the likelihood of a store opening 24×7
• Modelling the likelihood of a store launching an accompanying eStore
• Forecasting Quarterly Sales for the upcoming four quarters.
• Producing a technical report.
Detailed Action Items
Who:
Modeller
What:
1. Build a regression model to estimate Store Sales.
2. Hugo has performed a separate regression analysis and found that the number of competitors is a significant predictor of Store Sales. He believes that the relationship between Store Sales and the number of competitors should be weaker for those stores that are open 24×7. Model the interaction between the variables to test Hugo’s assumption and comment whether there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the interaction term is statistically significant in the model.
3. Build a model to predict the likelihood of a store opening 24×7.
4. Finalise Hugo’s model to predict the likelihood of a store launching an eStore.
4.1. Hugo has completed the initial analysis for this task. He has narrowed down the key predictors of the likelihood of a store launching an eStore to “Manager’s Age, Experience and Gender”. Your task is to continue his work and develop a model to ascertain the “likelihood of a store launching an eStore”.
4.2. Hugo is specifically interested in understanding the probability of stores that meet the following criteria to launch an eStore:
Those stores with managers,
a) in their mid-thirties;
b) with varying levels of managerial experience (i.e. 2-16 years?);
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c) and across both male and female store managers.
He believes that the store manager’s age, managerial experience, and gender may influence the decision to launch an eStore. RogerLake wishes to know whether to recruit tech-savvy young store managers for their stores. Accordingly, your job is to visualise the predicted probability of launching an eStore with the attributes described earlier.
5. Develop a time-series model to forecast RogerLake’s Sales for the next four quarters.
6. Write a report detailing all aspects of the analysis above (items 1-5).
The report should be as detailed as possible and should describe all critical outputs of the analysis. The results of the analysis should drive the recommendations to RogerLake management.
7. The ability to submit work on time is a highly sought-after skill at ANALYTICS7. As a part of your ongoing professional development, I would like you to report how you plan to deliver the outputs on or before the set date.
Next meeting
Thursday 20th May 2021
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Appendix: Explanatory Notes
To accomplish allocated tasks, you need to examine and analyse the dataset (A2T12021.xlsx) thoroughly. Below are some guidelines to follow:
Task 1. – Model building
You should follow an appropriate model building process. You should include all steps of the model building activities (especially all relevant pre and post model diagnostics) in your analysis. You can have as many Excel worksheets (tabs) as you require to demonstrate different iterations of your regression model (i.e., 1.2.a., 1.2.b., 1.2.c. etc.). If you make any reasonable/realistic assumption about the parameters, please note them next to the analysis.
Your technical report should clearly explain why the model might have undergone several iterations. Also, you must provide a detailed interpretation of ALL elements of the final model/regression output.
Task 2. – Interaction effect
To accomplish this task, you need to develop a new regression model using ONLY the factors discussed in the team meeting (Item 2). If you make any reasonable/realistic assumptions about the parameters, please note them next to the analysis.
Your technical report should clearly explain the role of each variable included in the model and use visualisation to illustrate the interaction effect. Make sure you interpret all relevant outputs in detail and provide managerial recommendations based on the results of your analysis.
Task 3. – Model building
You should follow an appropriate model building process. You should include all steps of the model building activities (especially all relevant pre and post model diagnostics) in your analysis. You can have as many Excel worksheets (tabs) as you require to demonstrate different iterations of your regression model (i.e., 3.1, 3.2). If you make any reasonable/realistic assumptions about the parameters, please note them next to the analysis.
You are required to discuss all details of your predictive model/logistics regression output.
Task 4.1 – Model building
You should follow an appropriate model building process. You should include all steps of the model building activities (especially all relevant pre and post model diagnostics) in your analysis. You can have as many Excel worksheets (tabs) as you require to demonstrate different iterations of your regression model (i.e., 4.1, 4.1.a). If you make any reasonable/realistic assumptions about the parameters, please note them next to the analysis.
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You are required to discuss all details of your predictive model/logistics regression output.
Task 4.2. – Visualising and interpreting predicted probabilities
Your technical report must include the predicted probability visualisation and the practical recommendations. These recommendations should answer the following question:
“How changes in store manager’s experience, age and the gender affect the predicted probabilities of launching an eStore.”
Task 5 – Forecasting Turnover
Past quarterly sales are in the Excel file. Your job is to develop a suitable model to forecast Quarterly Sales for the next four quarters.
In your technical report, you must explain the reason for selecting the forecasting method to forecast future quarterly sales. The report also must include a detailed interpretation of the final model (e.g. a practical interpretation of the time-series model…etc.)
Task 6. – Technical report
Your technical report must be as comprehensive as possible. ALL aspects of your analysis and final outputs must be described/interpreted in detail. Remember, your audience are experts in analytics and expect a very high standard of work from your report. High standards mean quality content (demonstrated attention to details) as well as an aesthetically appealing report.
Note: The use of technical terms is encouraged and expected in this assignment.
Your report should include an introduction as well as a conclusion. The introduction begins with the purpose(s) of the analysis and concludes by explaining the report’s structure (i.e., subsequent sections). The conclusion should highlight the essential findings and explain the main limitations. There is no requirement for a table of content or an executive summary.
Task 7 – Assignment planning and execution
The purpose of this practical task is to help you keep track of your progress with the assignment and submit it on time. To report how you plan your assignment and turn the plan into action, you must complete the tables provided in dot points as clearly as possible. Remember, effective planning, execution, and completing given tasks on time are essential professional development skills.
Note: Dot point writing requires you to use ‘point form’, not complete sentences.
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Submission Guide
The assignment consists of three documents: 1) Analysis and 2) Technical Report, and 3) Assignment Planning and execution tables.
1) Analysis
The analysis should be submitted in the appropriate worksheets in the Excel file. Each step in the model buildings should be included in a separate tab (e.g. 1.1.a., 1.1.b., …; and 2.2.a. 2.2.b., …). Add more worksheets if necessary.
Before submitting your analysis, make sure it is logically organised, and any incorrect or unnecessary output has been removed. Marks will be deducted for poor presentation or disorganised/incorrect results. Your worksheets should follow the order in which tasks are allocated in the minutes of the team meeting document.
Note: Give the Excel file the following name A2_YourStudentID.xlsx (use a short file name while you are doing the analysis).
2) Technical Report
Your technical report consists of four sections: Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, and Appendices. The report should be approximately 2,500 words.
Use proper headings (i.e., 1., 2.1., 2.2., …) and titles in the main body of the report. Use sub-headings where necessary.
Visualisations / statistical output allowed in the report are:
1. Interaction effect plots
2. Predicted probability plots.
All other visualisations should ideally be in the Appendices (appendices are not included in the word count).
Make sure these outputs are visually appealing, have consistent formatting style and proper titles (title, axes titles etc.), and are numbered correctly. Where necessary, refer to these outputs in the main body of the report.
Note: Give the report the following name A2_YourStudentID.docx.
3) Assignment Planning and Execution Tables
The assignment planning and execution details should be submitted in the appropriate tables provided. The tables should be in dot points. Before filling in the tables, students are strongly encouraged to watch the pre-recorded workshop called ‘How to plan an assignment and turn the plan into action?’ by a Language and Learning Adviser.
Note: Give the assignment planning and execution file the following name A2_Planning_YourStudentID.docx

Project Assignment

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Project Assignment
1. Introduction
This assessment consists of three parts – group report, individual report and
individual presentation. Students who failed to complete all components of this
assessment will receive ZERO marks.
2. Group Project (12.5% of unit mark)
Due Week 10 Monday (10 May 2021 23:30 AEST)
You are working in the investment team of a wealth management company “Invest ‘Em All
Asset Management”. Your team is developing some trading strategies for a mutual fund.
The strategies are based on Markowitz’s mean-variance portfolio optimisation. You are
constructing several portfolios in your analysis. Write a report of your findings to the senior
management.
Use the data file provided in the following analysis. The data file contains daily adjusted
closing prices of ASX50 Index and its constituents from Jan 2019 to Dec 2020. Prices are
dividend adjusted.
Write a report of your findings to the senior management. Address the following.
Tasks:
1. Discuss background information of Markowitz’s mean-variance portfolio
optimisation framework, including model assumptions, economic theories, etc.
2. Using the data provided, calculate daily log returns and estimate the model
parameters. Ignore any non-trading days. Assume there are 252 trading days in one
year.
3. Construct the following portfolios:
a. Global Minimum Variance (GMV) portfolio using the 50 constituents (Short
selling allowed);
b. Global Minimum Variance (GMV) portfolio using the 50 constituents (No
short sales);
c. Optimal portfolio using the 50 constituents (Short selling allowed);
d. Optimal portfolio using the 50 constituents (No short sales);
Assume the risk-free rate in the analysis period is 0.5% p.a. flat.
4. Graph the followings:
a. The efficient frontier of portfolios containing risky assets only, assuming short
selling allowed.
b. The efficient frontier of portfolios containing risky and risk-free assets,
assuming short selling allowed.
5. Report the weightings, expected returns, standard deviations and Sharpe ratios of
the portfolios in task 3. The performance statistics should be annualised. Comment
the results.
6. Discuss the difficulty of practical implementation of the above portfolios.
7. Conclusion, suggestions and recommendations.
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Report (Page limit: 10):
1. Executive summary
2. Address all tasks in previous section
3. Conclusion
4. Appendix (if any) (You may put charts or tables here)
5. References
You are suggested to use 7-8 pages for part 1-3, 1-2 pages for Appendix and 1 page for
references. Cover page or content page are not counted in the page limit.
Submission:
You are required to submit your report in Word document or PDF format and your
calculations in Excel file. Details on submission are in the section “Assessment Criteria and
Checklist”.
Note: You need to present the results in the report, even though you submit your
calculations in Excel. Excel file will not be marked.
Individual Project (6.25% of unit mark)
Due Week 10 Friday (14 May 2021 23:30 AEST)
The senior management of Invest ‘Em All has agreed to implement the long-short strategy
that you developed in the group report. The senior would like to provide custom made
investment solutions to the clients. This investment solution will be a portfolio of the riskfree
asset and the optimal risky portfolio. Write a proposal to the senior management to
address the following tasks.
Tasks:
1. Provide details related to investor utility.
2. Suggest how one’s utility can be optimised under the mean-variance portfolio
framework.
3. Uses the average of the digits in your student ID as your risk aversion coefficient to
find your optimal portfolio. Comment on this portfolio and list out the assumption
that you have made in the calculation. (E.g if your student ID is 45678901, your risk
aversion coefficient is A=5)
4. Other comments or discussions you find relevant.
Report (Page limit: 4 including appendix):
1. Executive Summary
2. Address all tasks in previous section
3. Conclusion
4. Appendix (if any)
5. References
You are suggested to use 2-3 pages for part 1-3, the remaining will be Appendix and
references. Cover page or content page are not counted in the page limit.
Submission:
You are required to submit your report in Word document and your calculations in Excel file.
Details on submission are in the section “Assessment Criteria and Checklist”.
Note: You need to present the results in the report, even though you submit your
calculations in Excel. Excel file will not be marked.
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3. Individual Presentation (6.25% of unit mark)
Due Week 11 Friday (21 May 2021 23:30 AEST)
Present your research, findings and recommendations in max 5 PowerPoint slides. Give a
brief discussion of your contribution to the group report and discuss in details your findings
in individual report. (Cover page or ‘Thank you’ page are not counted in the page limit)
You need to submit a recording of your presentation. The presentation can be recorded by
mobile phone or webcam, etc. You have 7 minutes to present your work. Your face and
voice should be recorded clearly. You don’t have to do any video editing as this was
supposed to be a face-to-face presentation if there was no pandemic.
Submission:
You are required to submit your presentation slides in PowerPoint document or PDF format
and the presentation recording must be in common video format (preferably mp4, mpg,
mov or avi). Refer to the section “Assessment Criteria and Checklist” for more details.
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4. Scoring Rubrics for Group Project
Category 4 (75-100%) 3 (65-74%) 2 (50-64%) 1 (0-49%)
Organisation (10%) Content is well
organised using
headings or
bulleted lists to
group related
materials.
Uses headings or
bulleted list to
organise, but the
overall
organisation of
topics appears
flawed.
Content is
logically
organised for the
most part.
There was no
clear or logical
organisational
structure, just
lots of facts.
Subject Knowledge
(30%)
The team clearly
understood the
topic in-depth.
Presented their
information
forcefully and
convincingly.
The team clearly
understood the
topics in-depth
and presented
their information
with ease.
The team
seemed to
understand the
main points of
the topic and
pretend those
with ease.
The team did not
show an
adequate
understanding of
the topic.
Citing Resources
(10%)
Source
information
collected for all
graphics, facts
and quotes. All
documented in
desired format.
Source
information
collected for all
graphics, facts
and quotes. Most
documented in
desired format.
Source
information
collected for
graphics, facts
and quotes, but
not documented
in desired
format.
Very little or no
source
information was
collected.
Technical results,
statistics/Numerical
Accuracy (40%)
Every major point
was well
supported with
numerical
results, statistics
and/or examples.
Numerical results
are accurate.
Every major point
was adequately
supported with
numerical
results, statistics
and/or examples.
Most numerical
results are
accurate.
Every major point
was adequately
supported with
numerical
results, statistics
and/or examples,
but the relevance
of some was
questionable.
Some numerical
results are
accurate.
Not every point
was supported.
Many inaccurate
numerical
results.
Spelling and
Grammar (10%)
No spelling and
grammatical
errors spotted.
A few spelling
and grammatical
errors spotted.
Some spelling
and grammatical
errors spotted.
Many spelling
and grammatical
errors spotted.
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5. Scoring Rubrics for Individual Project
Category 4 (75-100%) 3 (65-74%) 2 (50-64%) 1 (0-49%)
Organisation (10%) Content is well
organised using
headings or
bulleted lists to
group related
materials.
Uses headings or
bulleted list to
organise, but the
overall
organisation of
topics appears
flawed.
Content is logically
organised for the
most part.
There was no
clear or logical
organisational
structure, just
lots of facts.
Subject Knowledge
(30%)
The student
clearly
understood the
topic in-depth.
Presented
information
forcefully and
convincingly.
The student
clearly
understood the
topics in-depth
and presented
information with
ease.
The student
seemed to
understand the
main points of the
topic and
presented those
with ease.
The student did
not show an
adequate
understanding
of the topic.
Citing Resources
(10%)
Source
information
collected for all
graphics, facts
and quotes. All
documented in
desired format.
Source
information
collected for all
graphics, facts
and quotes.
Most
documented in
desired format.
Source information
collected for
graphics, facts and
quotes, but not
documented in
desired format.
Very little or no
source
information was
collected.
Technical results,
statistics/Numerical
Accuracy (40%)
Every major
point was well
supported with
numerical
results, statistics
and/or
examples.
Numerical
results are
accurate.
Every major
point was
adequately
supported with
numerical
results, statistics
and/or
examples. Most
numerical
results are
accurate.
Every major point
was adequately
supported with
numerical results,
statistics and/or
examples, but the
relevance of some
was questionable.
Some numerical
results are
accurate.
Not every point
was supported.
Many
inaccurate
numerical
results.
Spelling and
Grammar (10%)
No spelling and
grammatical
errors spotted.
A few spelling
and grammatical
errors spotted.
Some spelling and
grammatical errors
spotted.
Many spelling
and
grammatical
errors spotted.
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6. Scoring Rubrics for Individual Presentation
Category Scoring Criteria Marks
Content
(40 marks)
Language used is suitable for the target audience. 10
Presentation contains accurate information. 10
Material included is relevant to the overall message/purpose. 10
There is an obvious conclusion summarizing the presentation. 10
Presentation
(60 marks)
Speaker maintains good eye contact, uses a clear and audible
voice.
10
Delivery is poised, controlled, and smooth. 10
Visual aids are well prepared, informative, effective, and not
Distracting and length of presentation is within the assigned
time limits.
20
Information was well communicated.
20
Total
100
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7. Assessment Criteria and Checklist
1. Each group has a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 members. All group members
are equally responsible for the entire submitted assignment.
2. Group Analysis Report submission:
a. Group Analysis Report is due at 11.30 pm AEST, Monday of Week 10. Each group
needs to submit an Excel file and a Word file for the solutions. The excel file is to
be submitted via iLearn and word/pdf file via Turnitin.
b. Word report must be text recognizable. Reports that are not text recognizable and
cannot be scanned by turnitin will not be marked
c. The report has to be structured by using headings and subheadings. Do not repeat
the question text.
d. Marks are allocated based on answers provided in Word document. Solutions
presented in Excel but not in Word document will receive zero mark. Solutions
presented in Word document but are not supported by calculations in Excel will
receive zero mark.
e. Groups that do not submit the group analysis report will receive zero mark for the
whole assignment, that is 25% of the total unit marks.
f. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total
available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or
part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission –
20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for
special consideration is made and approved. No submission will be accepted after
solutions have been posted.
g. List all the references you have used and refer to them in the text using Harvard
reference style.
h. Maximum number of pages for the Word report is 10 pages all inclusive. Reports
that are not proof-read will be marked down. Grammar and sentence structure
are important.
3. Individual Analysis Report submission:
a. Your individual analysis report is due 11.30pm AEST, the Friday of Week 10. It is
composed of two documents: a written Word document (report) that contains a
description of your work, the rational for your calculations, the solutions and an
interpretation of your results and an Excel file in which you present your
calculated solutions. The word report is submitted through Turnitin and the excel
file via iLearn.
b. Marks are allocated based on answers provided in Word document. Solutions
presented in Excel but not in Word document will receive zero mark. Solutions
presented in Word document but are not supported by calculations in Excel will
receive zero mark.
c. Word report must be text recognizable. Reports that are not text recognizable and
cannot be scanned by turnitin will not be marked.
d. The report has to be structured by using headings and subheadings. Do not repeat
the question text
e. List all the references you have used and refer to them in the text using Harvard
reference style.
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f. Individuals who do not submit the individual analysis report will receive zero mark
for the whole assignment, that is 25% of the total unit marks.
g. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total
available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or
part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission –
20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for
special consideration is made and approved. No submission will be accepted after
solutions have been posted.
h. Maximum number of pages for the Word report is 5 pages all inclusive. Reports that
are not proof-read and presented as a business report style will be marked down.
Grammar and sentence structure are important.
4. Individual oral presentation:
a. The presentation submission is due 11.30pm AEST, the Friday of Week 11. It is
composed of two files: a video file (presentation recording) that records your
presentation in person and a presentation file (presentation slides) that you use in
the presentation.
b. Individuals have to take a video of their presentations. The video can be recorded by
a mobile phone or webcam on any computer. Your face should be shown clearly
on the video. The video and the presentation slides should be submitted to the
designated link on iLearn.
c. Individuals who do not submit the presentation will receive zero mark for the whole
assignment, that is 25% of the total unit marks.
d. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total
available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or
part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission –
20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for
special consideration is made and approved. No submission will be accepted after
solutions have been posted.

E-comm Tradelinks Pty Ltd

ECOMM TRADELINKS
This project is facilitated by E-comm Tradelinks Pty Ltd, for more information please contact us on 0433215971 or ecommtradelinks@gmail.com
Project Description: AI based BOT’s for small scale Agriculture firms
Project Title: AGRI BoT by AI
Industry: Information Technology
Email: Ecommtradelinks@gmail.com
Phone: 0433215971
Project Definition:
1. Project Background:
2. Project Goals: The project aims to propose a prototype AI BOT for small and medium scale agriculture firms.
3. Project Requirements:
• The new system can use AI based information sending to information to AGRI servers and analysing the current patterns and storing the data in databases
• The system must use IOT devices to extract the data and import/export the data to AGRI servers.
• The system must analyse the data using descriptive and propose prescriptive models

4. Project Resources: Extensive research and online tools or SAP Lumira, Predictive analytics
5. Add any other information You wish on the Project: At the beginning of the project, the client will explain the Requirements and the Scope,
discuss the general expectations of the project, answer any relevant questions.
6. Project Dimension: Four students wish to do extensive research.

For sprint 1 you need to do design part only so please do it
And for sprint 2 you need to do Data extraction of rice crop and weather data variation from nsw
Sprint 1 i need tonight
N 2 sprint tomorrow
And please note you have to do all sprint task as per the user stories allocated in each sprint
This is in the document which I have send u in the email
Sprint 1 task:
​ •​ Literature review,​
​ •​ selecting a crop, (rice crop)
​ •​ finding dataset in various sources from NSW
​ •​ appropriate BOT selection (Drones that covers up to 2 km or 2 acres radius)
​ •​ Selection of dataanalysis tool (SAP Lumira)
​ •​ (Use case diagram),
​ •​ Fish bone diagram,​
​ •​ (why-Why diagram),​
​ •​ designing the proposed model.,
​ •​ Product base design –
​ •​ BPMN diagram of each 12 user stories of sprint 1​
​ •​ (Network architecture design 1. IoT, sensors to drones and data collection.)
Sprint 2 Task:
​ •​ Artitecture framework
​ •​ Continue from sprint 1
​ ​ ​ ​ (Data analysis system in drone using​ ​ ​ ​ ​ IoT devices)
Sprint 3:
​ •​ Data display to dashboard and prescriptive model
​ •​ overall artitecture

ICT740 Assessment 2

ICT740
Applied Cybersecurity
Assessment 2
Individual Report
March 2021
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Individual Assessment:
Weightage: 20%
Submission deadline: Week 11
This assessment relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
A. Identify and analyse security vulnerabilities and propose justifiable technical solutions and potential remedy actions based on findings
B. Compare different types of security systems based on functionalities, architectures, configurations, and ethical challenges
Overview
In this assignment, you are required to analyses one cybersecurity vulnerability in an organization and conduct a literature review to explore the existing techniques to solve the chosen security problem.
Case Study:
In this information era, every organization either small, medium or large is at the risk of cyber-attacks. According to Cisco’s 2018 SMB Cybersecurity report, small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more prone to cyber-attacks due to their weak security infrastructure. In 2020-2021 many SMEs adapt to remote working due to the COVID19 pandemic, which put a burden on the security budget of many businesses. Furthermore, working remotely make it difficult to provide the appropriate support against cyber-attacks. Australian Cyber Security Center provides detail about security vulnerabilities, cyber-attacks and attack mitigation techniques for SMEs. These details can be found on https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/small-and-medium-businesses.
In this assignment you need to explore the ACSC website and choose one common cybersecurity incident and conduct the literature review to explore the existing prevention/detection/protection techniques for the chosen incident. You also need to develop a risk management framework to enhance the security of the SMEs. The report must be more than 2000 words in length and need to have the following sections:
Individual assignment coversheet
1. Introduction of the Problem
2. Literature Review
a. Known attacks examples
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b. Existing solutions
c. Comparison of existing solutions/Critical Analysis
3. Risk Management Techniques
4. Conclusion
5. References (Harvard referencing)
Note that this assignment will be submitted using a turn-it-in drop box and a similarity score will be taken into account while grading the assignment. You must provide the proper references and in-text citations throughout the report.
Submission Guidelines:
1. You need to put all explanations, diagrams, tables and comparisons in one report (.doc/pdf) file.
2. Submit the report under “Individual Assessment (20%)” Turn-it-in link before the deadline
3. There is a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks per calendar day unless an extension is approved.
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Marking Rubric
Criteria
Fail (0 – 49%)
Pass
(50 – 64%)
Credit
(65 – 74%)
Distinction
(75 – 84%)
High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Overview of the chosen vulnerability (6 marks)
Very difficult to find the problem in the description, structure not clear, does not meet most requirements
Limited description of the problem, structure is clear, very limited literature review, does not provide support for most of the discussion
Proper description of the problem, structure is quite clear, literature review supports some of the discussion
Good description of the problem, structure is very clear, literature review supports most of the discussion
Outstanding description of the problem, structure is very clear, comprehensive literature review supports all parts of the discussion
Comparison or existing solutions (6 marks)
No comparison made or solutions not from formal resources
Limited comparison made on very few solutions. Solutions lack or formality.
Proper comparison of solutions, not in-depth. Solutions from formal resources but not typical.
Good comparison of solutions, touching at depth to some extent.
Outstanding comparison of solutions. Fully understand the principle of solutions and express the core of them.
Risk management and remediation (5 marks)
No risk management and remediation provided, or very brief, without details. Irrelevant solution given, not support for the position taken or a wrong argument is given
Limited recommendation made in report, lack of details. Incomplete support provided for the position taken in the solution
Effective measures are provided with limited details and ambiguous relevance, provides basic level of support for the position taken in the solution.
Effective and relevant measures are provided with relevant details, provides good level of support for the position taken in the solution.
Effective and relevant security solutions are provided that gives additional insights and theoretical perspective, provides exceptional level of support for the position taken in the solution
Report Organisation (3 marks)
Very difficult to read, unclear structure, and most of the required sections are missing.
Some difficulty in reading, not very clear, but important sections are included.
Clear and readable, and all required sections are included
Well written and very clear, and all required sections with completed discussion are included
Well written and very clear, all required sections with completed discussion are included, and additional sections have been added for clarity
Total Marks out of 20
Comments:

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ICT740
Applied Cybersecurity
Assessment 3
Individual Report
March 2021
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Individual Assessment:
Weightage: 15%
Submission deadline: Week 12
This assessment relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
A. Identify and analyses security vulnerabilities and propose justifiable technical solutions and potential remedy actions based on findings
B. Compare different types of security systems based on functionalities, architectures, configurations, and ethical challenges
Overview
In this assignment, based on the vulnerability identified and analyzed in Assessment 1, you are required to replicate one attack in the lab environment and apply countermeasure techniques to neutralize the vulnerability from further attacks.
According to the Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) the most common types of cybersecurity threat are as follows:
1. Malware
2. Phishing
3. Ransomware
4. DDoS Attacks
5. SQL Injection
6. Cloud Service Securities Failures and many more.
https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/publications/small-business-cyber-security-guide
In this assignment, you need to explore one type of attack on small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and create an attack scenario using Virtual Machines. Explain the reasons why the attack is successful and provide screenshots of the attack. Also, attach the script used to perform the attack.
Furthermore, discuss the countermeasure for such attacks and provide the script/screenshots of your countermeasures. Your report needs to have the following sections:
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Individual assignment coversheet
1. Attack
a. Description of Attack
b. Steps to create an attack.
c. Technical finding and justification
d. Screenshot of the attack
e. Attack Scripts
2. Countermeasure
a. Description of Countermeasure
b. Steps to mitigate attack.
c. Analysis and Justification
d. Screenshot of the actions
e. Countermeasure Scripts
3. Conclusion
4. References (Harvard referencing)
Note that this assignment will be submitted using a turn-it-in drop box and a similarity score will be taken into account while grading the assignment. You must provide the proper references and in-text citations throughout the report.
Submission Guidelines:
1. You need to put all explanations, diagrams, tables and comparisons in one report (.doc/pdf) file.
2. Submit the report under “Individual Assessment (15%)” Turn-it-in link before the deadline
3. There is a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks per calendar day unless an extension is approved.
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Marking Rubric
Criteria
Fail (0 – 49%)
Pass
(50 – 64%)
Credit
(65 – 74%)
Distinction
(75 – 84%)
High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Attack (6 marks)
Not submitted or incomplete with irrelevant screenshots, no analysis and justification provided
Some screenshots of the script and attack are given with irrelevant analysis and justification
Most screenshots of the scripts and attack are given with incomplete analysis and justification
Nearly all screenshots of the scripts and attack are given with complete analysis and justifications
All screenshots of own scripts and attack are given with exceptional analysis and justifications that provides additional support
Countermeasure (6 marks)
Not submitted or incomplete with irrelevant screenshots, no analysis and justification provided for choosing the remedy
Some screenshots of the script and actions are given with irrelevant analysis and no justification for choosing the remedy
Most screenshots of the scripts and actions are given with incomplete analysis and no justification for choosing the remedy
Nearly all screenshots of the scripts and actions are given with complete analysis and justification for choosing the remedy
All screenshots of own scripts and actions are given with exceptional analysis and excellent justification for choosing the remedy that provides additional support
Demonstration (3 marks)
Not given or shown irrelevant, incomplete or ambiguous functionality and features
Some of the features and functionality are shown but some are incomplete
Most of the features and functionality are shown and are mostly complete
All of the features and functionality are shown systematically
All of the features and functionality are shown systematically with additional steps/details
Total Marks out of 15
Comments: