COIS13034 - Cloud based smart applications management
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces you to devices, technologies, and techniques of emerging technologies such as cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT), that enable you to deploy and manage smart applications. The fundamentals of cloud computing will be presented including cloud environment and services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). A cloud environment will be used to deploy and manage various cloud applications. This is an elective unit covering emerging technologies.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals and COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Group Work 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Evaluation

Term 2 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
I think the freedom of choice, it was great to be able to have a crack at a task that i was interested in, and the feedback and help from tutor and coordinator was excellent" Student To continue to provide enough support for flex students.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems management
  2. Demonstrate the use of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios
  3. Apply a systematic approach to evaluate a real world business problem
  4. Prepare and Demonstrate a design for a cloud based smart application
  5. Apply techniques to deploy and manage cloud based smart applications

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills.

SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at

https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

IT management (ITMG)

Systems integration (SINT)

Configuration management (CFMG)

Program ming/Software Development (PROG)

Analytics (INAN)

Release and Deployment (RELM)

Emerging technology monitoring (EMRG)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Group Work    
3 - Practical and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence          
8. Ethical practice          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Group Work  
3 - Practical and Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture
Author/s: Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R. Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Prentice Hall
Country: USA
The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World
Author/s: Miller, Michael Year: 2015
Edition: Publisher: Que Publishing PTG
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Ebook versions are available directly though Pearson's website. However, if you prefer a paper text, you can purchase them at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • IBM Bluemix Cloud computing environment
  • Cloud Foundry Command line with Diego run time plugin
  • Eclipse IDE and IBM Eclipse Tools for bluemix
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorBiplob Ray (b.ray@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Understanding cloud computing of cloud computing

Chapter 3 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 2 13-03-2017

Fundamental concepts and models

Chapter 4 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 3 20-03-2017

Cloud technologies

Chapter 5 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 4 27-03-2017

Cloud infrastructure mechanisms

Chapter 7,8 and 9 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 5 03-04-2017

Cloud security mechanisms

Chapter 6 and 10 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Written assessment about cloud service provider Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Cloud architectures

Chapter 11 and 12 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 7 24-04-2017

Cloud delivery model, cost metrics and pricing models

Chapter 14 and 15 from 'Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Erl, T., Mahmood, Z., and Puttini R.'

Week 8 01-05-2017

Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and smart applications

Chapter 1 and 4 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Written assessment about a cloud based smart application Due Friday (05 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Smart technology: how IoT works

Chapter 2 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Presentations

Week 10 15-05-2017

Smart homes: tomorrowland today

Smart warfare: rise of machines

Chapter 5 and 10 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Presentations

Week 11 22-05-2017

Smart world: the global Internet of Everything (IoE)

Smart problems: big brother is watching you

Chapter 14 and 15 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Presentations

Week 12 29-05-2017

Smart businesses: better working through technology

Chapter 12 from 'The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World by Miller, Michael'

Practical and written assessment Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Welcome to Term 1, 2017!

During the term, if you are enrolled in a campus class, please contact the respective lead lecturer on that campus with your questions. Their contact details are found on the unit page on Moodle ("Information-> Unit Contacts", top left column). Distance students should contact me if you have any questions which are not suitable to be asked through the unit forums.

There is a lot of material to cover during the term, so you are encouraged to get the recommended textbooks early and attend all classes. I look forward to your active participation in class and through the forums.

Have an enjoyable term !

Dr. Biplob Ray (b.ray@cqu.edu.au) Course Coordinator - T1, 2017 COIS13034 Cloud Based Smart Applications Management

Ph: +61 7 4037 4734 | X 54734

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written assessment about cloud service provider
Task Description

In this assignment you will write a report that will let you compare and contrast between cloud providers and cloud services. You will also use recent literature in cloud computing to analyse their level of security for smart applications based on assignment criteria.

The assessment requires you to

  1. identify a cloud provider and investigate all the services it provides. You may create a trial account to try their services.
  2. compare and contrast your chosen cloud provider and services with Bluemix services
  3. prepare a report based on given criteria in the assignment.

Further details of this assessment can be accessed from unit website in Moodle

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Online via Moodle
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Returned via Moodle course website.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Details about this assessment are available on Moodle.

The students are assessed mainly against their

1. knowledge about existing cloud providers

2. ability to identify and evaluate available services of a cloud provider

3. analytical capability to compare and contrast between services of different service providers.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as per instructions on Moodle course website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems management

2. Demonstrate the use of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Written assessment about a cloud based smart application
Task Description

The assessment requires you to

  1. analyse the given business problem and solution to identify possible management issues
  2. Identify possible improvements to address those security and management issues
  3. detail the proposed solution and justify your choice to address the problem

Further details of this assessment can be accessed from unit website in Moodle

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Online via Moodle
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Returned via Moodle course website.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The students are assessed mainly against their

1. understanding and analytical capability of the given case

2. level of appropriateness of the solution and its justification

3. correctness of implementation plan

4. quality of their design and appropriateness of their submitted plan.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as per instructions on Moodle course website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Demonstrate the use of cloud computing and IoT technologies in different scenarios

3. Apply a systematic approach to evaluate a real world business problem

4. Prepare and Demonstrate a design for a cloud based smart application

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Practical and written assessment
Task Description

You need to implement two of the improvements you have proposed in assignment two for given solution, and write a report with screenshots to show the process you followed to implement those improvements

The assessment requires you to

  1. implement the improvement concept you proposed in assessment two using Bluemix.
  2. give screenshots and process of your implementation.
  3. provide Bluemix login details for testing of your implementation.

Further details of this assessment can be accessed from unit website in Moodle

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Online via Moodle
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Online via Moodle
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

The students are assessed mainly against

1. completeness of the deployment to address the propose improvements and relavent business issue

2. degree of positive similarity of their proposed improvements.

3. quality of their report

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as per instructions on Moodle course website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe cloud computing concepts and IoT components for smart applications/systems management

3. Apply a systematic approach to evaluate a real world business problem

4. Prepare and Demonstrate a design for a cloud based smart application

5. Apply techniques to deploy and manage cloud based smart applications

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence




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