How to access Jobskillshare Practice Labs

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Introduction

In this exercise, you will log in to Practice-labs and familiarize yourself with the environments for upcoming tasks

Logon to Practice labs

https://www.practice-labs.com/login.aspx

JSS support team will provide you the access to Practice-labs portal or members can check access from this link https://www.jobskillshare.org/community-portal/lab-dashboard/

Members with premium access will have the full list of practice labs available for 1 year. Become a premium member

Members with single sandbox access will have access to the sandbox lab only.

Scroll down the content viewer and click on the following lab

Introduction to the Practice Labs Network Topology

  • PLABDC01 – Windows Server 2019 (Domain Controller)
  • PLABDM01 – Windows Server 2019 (Domain Member)
  • PLABDM02 – Windows Server 2019 (Standalone Server)
  • PLABWIN10 – Windows 10 (Domain Member)
  • PLABWIN101 – Windows 10 (Domain Member)
  • PLABCENTOS – Centos 8 (Standalone Member)

Domain Controller:

Domains are a hierarchical way of organizing users and computers that work together on the same network. The domain controller (DC) is the box that holds the keys to the kingdom- Active Directory (AD).

Domain Member Server:

A member server belongs to a domain but is not the domain controller. It can function as a file server, database server, application server, firewall, remote access server and certificate server

Standalone Server:

A standalone server is a server that runs alone and is not a part of a group. This kind of server is not a domain member and functions more as a workgroup server.

Domain Member Client:

A domain user is one whose username and password are stored on a domain controller rather than the computer the user is logging into. When you log in as a domain user, the computer asks the domain controller what privileges are assigned to you. When the computer receives an appropriate response from the domain controller, it logs you in with the proper permissions and restrictions

Standalone Client:

A standalone client is a machine that runs alone and is not a part of a group. This kind of machine is not a domain member and functions more as a workgroup member.

Click here to reconnect the virtual devices

To get login to Practice-labs you can use standard Password “Passw0rd

To customize your Practice-labs experience while learning click to this left on this gear icon

Toggle on this Server Auto Login will remove the password typing part while accessing labs

Toggle on this Advanced accessibility button help you to stop the lab counter

This out to lunch feature allow you to stop the counter or simply give you a timeout while attempting labs

Support Documentation

Guides

Practice Labs user guide

Practice Labs screen reader help page

System Requirements

Hardware

Recommended

  • Screen dimensions: 1920px x 1080px or higher (full HD or higher)
  • Processor speed: 2Ghz / multi-core
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 5mb download, 1mb upload (per user)

Minimum

  • Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px
  • Processor speed: 1.5Ghz
  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2mb download, 256kbps upload (per user)

Note: Please ensure the that the native scaling of your operating system is set to 100% zoom.

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013
  • Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu
  • Apple Mac OS X

Software

  • Oracle Java version 1.7+ (If using our Java client)

Networking

  • HTTPS Access (Port 443)
  • HTTP Access (Port 80)

Bandwidth Requirements

Download
User CountBandwidth
10.5 MB
105 MB
2512.5 MB
5025 MB
10050 MB
Upload
User CountBandwidth
10.25 MB
102.5 MB
256.25 MB
5012.5 MB
10025 MB

Bandwidth Usage Calculator

The following information has been compiled to assist those who potentially have the need to understand the overall bandwidth consumption in using the Labs for example on metered connections.

This information is a guide only and user desktop configurations and personalised settings can dramatically affect the data references above.

Test Scenario (High usage):

  • 5 minute test window
  • Lab device client set at 1024×768 resolution
  • Operating at high user interactivity
  • Bandwidth send and receive recorded using AppNetworkCounter v1.40 from www.nirsoft.net
ScenarioHigh (measured)Medium (inferred)Low (inferred)
Testing Applicationchrome.exe
Product NameGoogle Chrome
Product Version86.0.4240.75
Received Bytes19,107,0979,553,5494,776,774
Sent Bytes232,017116,00958,004

Note: The data in the High column represents actual output from the AppNetworkCounter application. Medium and Low values are calculated values.

Consumption calculator (Inferred)Uploaded (MB)Downloaded (MB)
1 user for 1 hour
High usage2.66218.66
Medium to High usage1.99164.00
Medium usage1.33109.33
Low to Medium usage1.0082.00
Low usage0.6654.67
10 users for 1 hour
High usage26.552,186.63
Medium to High usage19.911,639.98
Medium usage13.281,093.32
Low to Medium usage9.96819.99
Low usage6.64546.66
30 users for 5 hours
High usage398.2832,799.51
Medium to High usage298.7124,599.63
Medium usage199.1416,399.75
Low to Medium usage149.3612,299.81
Low usage99.578,199.88

Latency Requirements

Recommended latency to Practice Labs website < 200ms. Latency above 200ms will have an impact on the Lab device interaction experience. See Connecting to our Devices for more information.

Browser

HTML 5 Client

  • Microsoft Edge 13 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
  • Chrome 29 or later
  • Firefox 52 or later
  • Apple Safari 9.1 or later

Java Client

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

Browser Requirements

We offer two technology methods to interact with the windows devices displayed in the Device Pane; Java and HTML5. See the below table for the supported browsers.

BrowserJavaHTML5
Internet Explorer 10+SupportedSupported
Firefox 52+Not SupportedSupported
Chrome 29+Not SupportedSupported
Edge 13+Not SupportedSupported
Apple Safari 9.1+Not SupportedSupported

Help & Support

The Help & Support tab hosts resources designed to assist you in solving most lab issues you may encounter. In the event that the information in Help & Support does not resolve the issue, you can create a support ticket.

Help and Support

System Requirements

This section contains recommended and minimum system requirements. The requirements are also documented in System Requirements for your reference.

Please verify that your system meets these requirements before logging a support ticket.

Support Tickets

Log a ticket

If you have a question that this guide has not been able to answer, or you are experiencing an issue with a Practice Lab, you can log a support ticket.

When you click the link, the request type menu will be displayed, as shown below.

Support Ticket

Once you have chosen the request type you will be given pointers as to what to include in your ticket in order to provide our engineers with the necessary information. Select next to continue.

Note: Due to the large variety of Practice Labs courses available, we greatly appreciate as much detail as possible to help us attempt to re-create issues that may be experienced within a lab.

Support Tickets Confirm

Once you have selected next you will be prompted for your email address and problem description.

When both fields have been filled in the Submit Ticket button will become active, enabling you to create the ticket.

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When the ticket is successfully created you will see a confirmation message with your ticket reference number, which will be used in all following email correspondence.

Support Ticket

Contact Information

Should you wish to contact us directly for any other inquiry; you can use the most up-to-date contact details in this section, or on our website.

Email: support@practice-labs.com

Inline Help

The Settings section has inline help pop-ups that will provide more detail on what each option does. Click the information icons as highlighted below to open a pop-up with the settings description

Inline Help

January 4, 2022

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