Deploying IT Infrastructure Solutions 2013

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This is the student results wiki page for the IP program "Deploying IT Infrastructure Solutions" taking place from 24th of March until 6th of April 2013.


All the information regarding program will be presented in the program web page.

Assignments

Security testing of web application

Description

Learn about the security of web applications. Find vulnerabilities from known vulnerable web applications. Find not known vulnerabilities of development version of web application Study Information Portal (Used by eleven universities of applied science in Estonia) File report that describes methods, tests and findings.

Expected outcome

Description of testing methods and findings (all vulnerabilities that students found in development environment) as testing report.

Expectations from students

Understanding web applications (What is difference of GET and POST, how sessions work, what is header etc). Knowledge of at least one web programming language (php, java, ruby, C#, python is preferred)

Lectures support

Several security related topics will covered during lectures and practical classes before starting actual testing. Lecture covers several attack types and vulnerabilities like SQL injection, cmd injection, XSS, CSRF etc. Practical classes based on DVWA (Damn Vulnerable Web Application) After lectures and practical classes students will get access to web application development environment for practical work.


Lecture/Lab materials and virtual machines

Lecturer: Margus Ernits (Estonian IT College)

Driving lessons registration information system

Description

It is a client-server solution which keeps records of student's driving lessons. Each driving study car has a device / computer where client application runs.

Expected outcome

Client application registers the student’s driving lesson time and the GPS coordinates and sends them to the server over the mobile Internet. Client application must register driving lessons also without Internet connection and synchronize with the server when connection is established. Later a student can check ones driving lesson and travel route on the Internet.

Limitations

GPS accuracy at least one point per second.

Improving toolset for race sailing performance analysis

Description

Implementation of logger that could be used for performance analysis of race sailing teams, based on data specification for communication between marine electronic devices NMEA 0183. Learning about the performance analysis needs and specifics of race sailing teams, also learning about the marine instruments specifics and communication standard NMEA 0183. Based on core architecture of the NMEA 0183 data logger implementation including software, hardware and testing.

Expected outcome

Fully functioning and tested race sailing performance analysis data logger.

Expectations from students

Aspiration to develop in rapid prototyping and testing environment together with professional and Olympic Team race sailors and marine technology specialists fully functional performance analysis logger. Both software and hardware development skills. If you can understand and are interested in what is described at http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/attachments/onboard-electronics-controls/19260d1204757550-laptop-interface-tacktick-nmea-architecture.png then you are expected to join team.

Lectures support

Lectures and seminars will cover first the needs specification of the performance analysis logger, NMEA0183 standard description, marine instruments Received Sentences description: DBT, DPT, GLL, HDG, HDM, MTW, MWV, RMB, RMC, VHW, VLW, VWR. Team will implement the logger and install the marine wireless range instrument for testing on actual performance sailing boat. Life saving equipment and wetsuits not needed :)

Lecturer: Linnar Viik (Estonian IT College)


Robotic competitions organization software system

Description

The software system provides everything from participant registration to the live competition carry out by the referees. It contains web based interfaces and real-time applications such as score and time overlay on video broadcast. Different competition (tournament) formats are needed. As much as possible smart solutions and freely available components shall be used in order to keep the development time short.

Expected outcome

System design description including component, database and sequence diagrams. Suggestion on database, programming language and reusable components is expected. Creating a project time plan with at least two scenarios (full scope, minimum scope) is secondary objective. Prototype solution covering some part of the system would be a bonus task.

Expectations from students

Knowledge of database- and web programming. Understanding of software architectures such as MV is appreciated.

E-teacher

In the course of studying Database Fundamentals the students, as independent coursework, must draw ERD- schemes. Although there is no use of drawing the diagrams if the lector doesn’t give feedback on the success or failure of said work. The whole process of drawing ERD-diagrams looks like any other teaching process- The teacher prepares the task, the student draws the ERD-diagram and hands it to the teacher, The teacher then looks it over and corrects/improves/comments it then returning it to the student. The specificity in here being that the solutions of the tasks are graphic and no task has one concrete solution – every student solution is different. This makes every revision unique- the teacher must understand the undergrads intention, check its compliance whit the task set and then if needed make changes in the model without changing its nature.

For now it has always been done on paper – Undergrad draws a ERD case system model, prints it and hands it to the lecturer; the lecturer, if needed, corrects it with a pen , writes their comments and the non-grading evaluation and returns it to the undergrad. The lector marks the results of the test in their ÕIS table.

This process doesn’t exist electronically because during the semester there are many undergrads (ca 140-150) and there are no comfortable ways to grade them QUICKLY electronically. Herewith, when the lector gets the work printed on paper he is capable of correcting them with haste. Hence it raises two main problems that need solving. The Schemes sent on paper must be replaced by electronically forwardable materials and a way to revise/correct electronically presented ERD quick must be created.

Past couple of years have brought with them the development of portable computer user interface – There are touch screens and electronic pens, with which one can draw on a computer screen. From there springs the thought, of making an application for correction of such works, where the lector writes the corrections/notes/comments directly on the work presented by the undergrad. Using an electronic pen.

The process itself should look like this:

  1. The undergrad creates an ERD‐diagram and presents it in some from, that is editable by the pen (Would be best if the format permitted layers, for both the teacher and the student, so if needed the teachers additions could be „turned off
  2. The undergrad logs into the portal where their tests are to be presented and uploads their work. (the status becomes „presented“)
  3. The lector makes the corrections and adds the grade (the status of the work becomes „graded“; the evaluation can either be „accepted“, „needs personal discussion “ or „Must be reapplied“)
  4. The undergrad finds out their grade. If needed presents the work again.

Notes:

  1. The form of the presentation and the correction must be chosen
  2. The environment should allow the setting of the time for the discussion and medium if the lector wished for it (Time and place of direct contact; Skype etc.)
  3. The lector must be able to note the appointment
  4. The system must send an email to the lector if there is a wish for discussion


A Professional too valuable to lose

Andrew Bessett (45) is an experienced systems administrator with nearly 20 years of experience in both Microsoft and Unix-like systems. His successful career as a leading sysadmin of Shelley's, a high-profile London insurance company, got a serious setback in Februrary 2012 when the British Airways flight 6201 from Dubai to London with 146 passengers onboard crashed in the Austrian Alps due to bad weather and control system malfunction. Andrew, returning from his winter vacation, was one of the 12 survivors. However, he suffered serious injuries. His two upper vertebrae were smashed on impact, his hands suffered third-degree burns and had to be amputated - right at the shoulder, left at the elbow.

After spending a year in a rehabilitation programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London, he has decided to return to his work. His condition has stabilized but has left him practically paralyzed from neck down - he can move his head and (with very limited power and range) his remaining part of the left hand. He had to use respirator after the accident, but has recovered enough to breathe freely. His speech, hearing, vision and mental aptitude have survived fully intact and he has retained most of his professional skills (interrupted only by the year in therapy). He uses a joystick-controlled powered wheelchair as a means of transportation.

The company has decided to re-hire Andrew if he can prove his ability to handle most of his earlier duties. You are his technical advisory team and have to draft a suitable workstation and necessary software, plus all the necessary amendments in the company infrastructure (premises, workspace, hardware, networking, typical configuration of servers and workstations, intranet, mobile communication, website etc) to allow him return to work. Note: The IT infrastructure at Shelley's makes extensive use of both Microsoft Windows and Debian GNU/Linux platforms.


Teams and their assignments

Activity chart


Teams results presentations

 

Sailing pirates

Assignment: Improving toolset for race sailing performance analysis

Documentation: Sailing pirates

Members

  • Kristjan Tõnismäe, The Estonian Information Technology College
  • Konstantinos Verigos, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Stefanos Athanasiadis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
  • Tommi Potapoff, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Jesse Koski, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Mikko Heikkuri, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

Security

Assignment: Security testing of web application

Documentation: Security

Members

  • Sten Aus, Estonian Information Technology College
  • Matis Palm, Estonian Information Technology College
  • Sandra Suviste, Estonian Information Technology College
  • Markus Rintamäki, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Tomas Lepistö, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Mika Salmela, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
  • Kęstutis Tautvydas, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Jurij Lukjančikov, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences


Team Robo

Assignment: Robotic competitions organization software system

Documentation: Team Robo

Members

  • Veiko Vainu, IT College
  • Andreas Plado, IT College
  • Giorgos Ioannidis, T.E.I. of Crete, Department Of Applied Informatics And Multimedia
  • Konstantinos Michailidis, T.E.I. of Crete, Department Of Applied Informatics And Multimedia

Team ET

Assignment: E-teacher

Documentation: ET

Members

  • Indrek Mitt, IT College
  • Sander Saarm, IT College
  • Panagiota Chatzi, T.E.I. of Crete, Department Of Applied Informatics And Multimedia
  • Nikolaos Karadimitriou , T.E.I. of Crete, Department Of Applied Informatics And Multimedia

Team Driving Lessons

Assignment: Driving lessons registration information system

Documentation: Driving lessons

Members

  • Irena Adamowicz, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Aleksas Janulevičius, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Vilius Nedzveckas, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences
  • Rene Pärnpuu, Estonian Information Technology College
  • Xiangwei Zuo, Estonian Information Technology College
  • Giannis Christofakis, T.E.I. of Crete, Department Of Applied Informatics And Multimedia