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UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN

Assessment Cover Sheet and Feedback Form

All of the relevant sections of Part A and Part B MUST be completed by the student and the form submitted with the assignment on or by the required submission date.
Please note that you should always keep a copy of your assigment

PART A: RECORD OF SUBMISSION

Record of Submission and Plagiarism Declaration:

I declare that this assignment is my own work and that the sources of information and material I have used (including the internet) have been fully identified and properly acknowledged as required in the referencing guidelines provided.

You are required to acknowledge that you have read the above statement by writing your student number(s) here:
Student Number:

Module Code:
SY2S21
Module Title:

NAD & SEC
Lecturer:

Gaius Mulley

Assessment Title: Evaluation of Backtrack

The ‘‘live boot CD’’ software has stabilised and now many distributions are providing live experimental operating system CDs. However people are starting to provide theme based live boot CDs, GNU/Linux/dvd player software and appropriately for network security there are a number of network probing live CDs. One of the most popular is backtrack. Your task is to produce a report which provides:

(i)

an overview of Backtrack.

(ii)

an analysis of a single tool within Backtrack.

This assignment will account for 25% of the total course marks. Your report should consist of a paper based word processed document and not be more than 1500 words.

Assignment No. 2

No. of pages submitted in
total including this page:

Word Count:

Date Set: 22 01 2009
Submission Date:
05 03 2009
Return Date:
07 05 2009

Details of Submission:

- All coursework should be submitted in accordance with the date indicated on the front cover sheet. Hand in during lecture.

- IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP A RECORD OF ALL WORK SUBMITTED.

- An electronic copy of your work should be deposited in the ’Drop Box’ within the relevant module in Blackboard. This provides you with an electronic receipt of the submission.

- However you must only submit pdf versions to the ’Drop Box’ all other file formats will be ignored by the lecturer. One method to generate a pdf version is to open up a MS Word document in OpenOffice and export as pdf.

- Work should also be submitted to the member of academic staff responsible for setting your work (Hand in during lecture).

- Work not submitted to the lecturer responsible may, exceptionally, be submitted to the reception of the Faculty Office which is on the 2nd Floor of the Rhondda Building (G221) where a receipt will be issued.

Please note that assignments may only be submitted at the following specific times

10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00 hrs Monday to Thursday
and
10.00-12.00 and 14.00-15.30 hrs Friday

Please note that no marks will be awarded if the assignment is submitted after the submission date.

This assignment will be marked out of 100%

This assignment contributes to 25% of the total module marks.

This is a non bonded assignment i.e. it is not linked to a particular learning outcome.

Mitigating Circumstances: If there are any exceptional circumstances which may have affescted your ability to undertake or submit this assignment, please make sure you contact the Faculty Advice Shop on 01443 482540 (G221).

PART B: MARKING & ASSESSMENT

Learning Outcomes
This assignment addresses the following learning outcomes of
the module:

(1) Manage and configure TCP/IP
(2) Describe and configure network services

Hours of Work
Number of Hours
1. Number of hours of work that this assignment should take:

20
2. Please indicate the number of hours actually taken:

Marking Scheme

Marks
Available
Marks
Awarded

Overview of backtrack
50
Analysis of a single tool
50

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Performance Level
Criteria

Fail
(<40%)

A fail grade will be awarded for an answer which contains major errors and shows little understanding of the issues involved

Pass
(40%-49%)

A pass grade will be awarded for an answer which addresses the majority of points with few errors or omissions.

Pass
(50%-59%)

An average grade will be awarded for answers which contain no major errors or omissions.

Merit
(60%-69%)

A higher mark can be achieved if the work contains no major errors and also contains an analytical answer.

Distinction
(70%+)

A high grade will be awarded for work which includes the earlier criteria and contains a high quality analysis of issues from a range of source materials and makes some original contribution on the subject.

PART C: FOR COMPLETION BY THE STUDENT

Proof Reading

Please indicate that you have checked the:

Spelling (inc. spell-checking)
Y/N
Punctuation
(inc. correct use of
apostrophies)
Y/N

Paragraphs (NB: one sentance is not a
paragraph)
Y/N

Citations and References (do they
correspond?)
Y/N

Esthetically pleasing typography.
(Use of fonts, no widows or orphans etc.)
Y/N
P LEASE ASSESS ASPECTS OF YOUR WORK

For each of the marking criteria, you are required to assess
whether you feel that you have completed it:
Very well
Well
Adequately
Poorly
Very Poorly

Overview of backtrack
Analysis of a single tool
D O YOU CONSIDER YOUR W ORK WORTH:
70 or more
60-69
50-59
40-49
39 or less

PART D: MARKER’S FEEDBACK

Lecturer’s Comments:

A REAS TO CONCENTRATE ON NEXT TIME:

English
Spelling
Grammar
Punctuation
Paragraphs/Sentances
Layout

Titles
Subtitles
Blank Spaces
Typography
Technical

Citation
Referencing
Lecture’s signature:
Date:
Mark awarded:

All marks are subject to confirmation by the Board of Examiners