University of Lincoln Assessment Framework Assessment Briefing Template 2021 2022
Module Code & Title: CMP9785M Cloud Development
Contribution to Final Module Mark: 100%
Description of Assessment Task and Purpose: Overview Your task for this assessment is to design, develop, and deploy a full-stack IoT cloud application using a range of cloud services. The IoT application theme can be chosen by you, and use the simulated device console app to send data to your cloud services. The application should include the use of Azure’s IoT service stack as well as DevOps testing strategies. The assessment is in two parts, the first of which is a written report to document the process of developing the full-stack cloud application, with the second the development work. Part 1 – Report Using the Azure cloud vendor as directed by the delivery team, you will tap into the knowledge and skills gained in the module to research and select the cloud services you will use for your IoT application solution. You will document this research in a short report that includes a cloud architecture diagram and a list of the cloud services for your solution. The report should be 3000 words maximum and include the below sections: Introduction – The theme and scope of your full-stack cloud application (~500 words) Cloud Architecture Diagram – A visual representation of your selected cloud services, highlighting interconnectivity between services Cloud Services – A list of the cloud services in your diagram with a discussion on their purpose and use (~1000 words) Development – A discussion on the development challenges you faced and how you addressed them (~1000 words) DevOpS/Testing– A discussion on the DevOps/Testing strategy used for the application (~500 words) References – A list of supporting academic and official vendor documentation references. Part 2 – Development You should develop and deploy the full stack cloud IoT application as presented in your written report. Essentially, you should use your cloud architecture design diagram as the blueprint to develop and deploy your application. You will use the same cloud vendor platform as taught throughout the module. You are not permitted to develop for any other cloud platform. The application must include the following services, please note where these are run and deployed: Azure IoT Hub (running in the cloud)Cosmos DB (running in the cloud)Azure Functions (running locally in VSC)Azure App Service (running locally in VSC) You must also modify and use the simulated device console app to generate sensor data for your cloud services, specifically for sending to the Azure IoT hub. You can choose the type of sensor data you wish to send to your cloud services to align with your application by modifying the code of the simulated device app.
Learning Outcomes Assessed: LO1 Critically evaluate and compare cloud-native application design to standard monolithic development practices; LO2 Design and develop a secure, scalable cloud native application using a range of core services as part of a cloud systems development lifecycle; LO3 Implement DevOps practices for continuous integration/continuous delivery and testing strategies;
Knowledge & Skills Assessed: Develop a case study for a cloud-based system;Define virtualization of computing, storage, and networking resources;Design a cloud architecture for a full-stack cloud application;Deploy compute, network and storage cloud services and outline their role in enabling the cloud computing system model;Make use of DevOps/Testing strategies.
Assessment Submission Instructions: You must make an electronic submission of your work to Blackboard following the below guidance: Your written report submitted to the TurnItin upload area as a PDF document;Your application source code and any related code scripts submitted to the supporting documentation upload area inside a single ZIP file;A short video (max 60 seconds) of your application running. This will show data being generated by the simulated device console app, stored in the Cosmos DB database and displayed using your locally running (in VSC) Azure functions and a web app. The video can submitted to Blackboard under the supporting documentation upload area or to an online video hosting services (you must supply the URL in your report if you use this option).
Date for Return of Feedback: The final deadline for submission of this work and feedback date is included in the School Submission dates on Blackboard.
Format for Assessment: This assessment is individual work. Your work must be presented according to the Lincoln School of Computer Science guidelines for the presentation of assessed written work. Please make sure you have a clear understanding of the grading principles for this component as detailed in the accompanying Criterion Reference Grid. If you are unsure about any aspect of this assessment component, please seek the advice of a member of the delivery team.
Feedback Format: Feedback will be provided on Blackboard with comments for each criterion in the supplied CRG grid.
Additional Information for Completion of Assessment: You must not develop for any other cloud vendor other than what has been specified by the delivery team.
Assessment Support Information: Details of the delivery team contact details can be found on the module site on Blackboard.
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