Task Summary

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Task Summary
In this assessment, you are required to conduct a literature review on a selected area of microservice
architectures, cloud computing or web-based information systems (WBIS).
Context
Literature is a collection of written works (e.g. books and journal articles of academic value) related
to a particular topic or field of research. It explains how knowledge has evolved within that topic or
field – highlighting what is generally accepted, what has already been done, what is the current state
of thinking and what is emerging. A literature review identifies, evaluates, and summarises the
relevant literature within a particular topic or field of research.
This assessment demonstrates your understanding of the key elements and applications of
microservice architectures, cloud computing or WBIS through a review of the literature related to
the selected topic or field of research.
Task Instructions
To complete this assessment task, you must:
1. Review your course notes to establish a relevant area of investigation in microservice
architectures, cloud computing or WBIS. Some of the areas that you may wish to select include,
but not limited to:
Private cloud security
Public cloud security

ASSESSMENT 2 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MIS203 Micro-services Architecture Cloud and Web IS
Assessment Assessment 2: Literature Review
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Identify and explore the key elements and applications of
microservice, cloud computing, web-based information
systems
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST Sunday end of Module 3.2 (Week 6)
Weighting 15%
Total Marks 100 marks

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Hybrid cloud security
Cloud replication and recovery
Journey from IaaS to SaaS
Serverless cloud architecture
Service-oriented architecture
Journey from Monolith to Microservices
Deployment architectures in cloud
Migration from on-premises to cloud
Applications and/or architecture of WBIS
Emerging role of WBIS web services frameworks
2. Re-read any relevant readings that have been recommended for the course.
3. Perform additional research and investigation and ensure that you have at least 10 sources which
will add value to your review of the literature pertaining to the selected area of investigation.
4. Plan how you will structure your ideas for your literature review.
The report should consist of the following structure:
Please write a 1500-word literature review of a selected area in microservice architectures, cloud
computing or WBIS:
A title page with subject code and name, assignment title, student’s name, student number, and
lecturer’s name.
Introduction (200-250 words), that will also serve as your statement of purpose for the proposal—
this means that you will tell the reader what you are going to cover in your proposal. You will need
to inform the reader of:
a) Your area of research and its context
b) The key elements you will be addressing
c) What the reader can expect to find in the body of the report
The body of the report (1000–1100 words) you will need to provide the purpose and finding(s) for
each source reviewed. Critically analyse the sources – identify the strengths and issues such as
weaknesses, gaps, and contradictions. Provide examples to support the points raised through the
review.
The conclusion (200–250 words) will summarise any findings or recommendations that the report
puts forward regarding the concepts covered in the report.
Format of the report
The report should use font Arial or Calibri 11 point, be line spaced at 1.5 for ease of reading, and
have page numbers on the bottom of each page. If diagrams or tables are used, due attention should

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be given to pagination to avoid loss of meaning and continuity by unnecessarily splitting information
over two pages. Diagrams must carry the appropriate captioning.
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more
information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
You are strongly advised to read the rubric, which is an evaluation guide with criteria for grading the
assignment—this will give you a clear picture of what a successful report looks like.
Submission Instructions
Submit Assessment 2 via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MIS203. The Learning
Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in
My Grades.
Academic Integrity
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately
referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need
to have read and be aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.

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Assessment Rubric

Assessment Attributes Fail
(Yet to achieve minimum
standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Visual appeal and
presentation of content
Title page included.
Adheres to the font,
spacing, format, and
word count
requirement.
Appropriate use of
paragraphs, sentence
construction, spelling,
and grammar.
20%
No title page. Incorrect font
and size with poor line spacing
and large gaps in pagination,
tables, or diagrams.
Report is written as a block of
text with no breaks in
between ideas. Separate ideas
cannot be clearly discerned.
Many errors in spelling or
grammar. Does not adhere to
the word count requirement.
Title page is included.
Missing most information.
Incorrect font and size is
used or poor line spacing
and large gaps in
pagination.
Paragraphs are used but
large blocks of text with
long sentences make it
difficult to understand the
ideas being conveyed.
Spelling or grammar has
errors but meaning remains
clear. Does not adhere to
the word count
requirement.
Title page is included but is
missing key information.
Some errors in font use and
line spacing. Some
pagination problems.
One idea or concept per
paragraph. Some
paragraphs could be more
succinctly written.
Minor spelling or grammar
errors. Adheres to the word
count requirement.
Title page is included with
most required information.
Minor errors in font,
spacing and format.
One idea or concept per
paragraph with 3–4 well
constructed sentences per
paragraph.
No errors in spelling or
grammar. Adheres to the
word count requirement.
Title page is included with
all required information.
Font, spacing, and format
are in accordance with the
requirements of the
assignment brief.
Expert use of paragraphs
with 3–4 well-constructed
sentences per paragraph
that follow logically from
each other.
No errors in spelling or
grammar. Adheres to the
word count requirement.

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Knowledge and
understanding
Literature review reflects
research and
appropriate written
works relating to the
selected topic or field of
research.
Literature review reflects
student has undertaken
critical analysis and
synthesis of the sources
reviewed.
50%
Research is attempted but
written works reviewed align
poorly to the selected topic of
field of research.
No purpose and/or finding(s) is
provided for each source
reviewed.
Limited synthesis and analysis
of the literature reviewed in
terms of strengths,
weaknesses, gaps, and
contradictions. No examples
provided to support the points
raised.
Research is attempted with
some of the written works
reviewed relevant to the
selected topic or field of
research.
Limited purpose and/or
finding(s) are provided for
each source reviewed.
Demonstrated synthesis
and analysis of the
literature reviewed in
terms of strengths,
weaknesses, gaps, and
contradictions. Limited
examples provided to
support the points raised.
Research is completed with
the written works reviewed
relevant to the selected
topic or field of research.
Some purpose and/or
finding(s) are provided for
each source reviewed.
Well-developed synthesis
and analysis of the
literature reviewed in
terms of strengths,
weaknesses, gaps, and
contradictions. Some
examples provided to
support the points raised.
Research is soundly
completed with the written
works reviewed aptly
relevant to the selected
topic or field of research.
Well-developed purpose
and/or finding(s) are
provided for each source
reviewed.
Thoroughly developed
synthesis and analysis of
the literature reviewed in
terms of strengths,
weaknesses, gaps, and
contradictions. Good
examples provided to
support the points raised.
Research is logically
developed and expertly
executed with the written
works reviewed highly
relevant to the selected
topic or field of research.
Comprehensive purpose
and/or finding(s) are
provided for each source
reviewed.
Highly sophisticated and
creative synthesis and
analysis of the literature
reviewed in terms of
strengths, weaknesses,
gaps, and contradictions.
Sound examples provided
to support the points
raised.
Use of academic and
discipline conventions
Formal tone. No use of
first-party perspective.
Meets the assignment
brief regarding
introduction, body, and
conclusion.
Appropriate use of
credible resources.
Correct citation of key
Does not adhere to the
assignment brief of the
requirements for a short
business report. Poorly
written with informal tone
using first person pronouns (I,
my, we, me, us).
No introduction attempted.
Conclusion not attempted.
Demonstrates inconsistent
and inadequate use of good
quality, credible, and relevant
Written according to
academic genre as per the
assignment brief. Minor
errors in the use of first
person pronouns (I, my, we,
me, us).
Introduction attempted but
very generic, and does not
clearly state the purpose of
the report and what the
reader should expect to
find in the body of the
report.
Written according to
academic genre as per the
assignment brief.
Sound use of the
introduction but does not
clearly state either the
purpose of the report or
what the reader should
expect to find in the body
of the report.
Sound use of the
conclusion and succeeds in
either the summation of
Well-written and adheres
to the academic genre as
per the assignment brief.
Good use of the
introduction, which clearly
states the purpose of the
report and what the reader
should expect to find in the
body of the report.
Good use of the conclusion
and succeeds in summation
of key concepts discussed
Expertly written and
adheres to the academic
genre as per the
assignment brief.
Excellent use of the
introduction, which secures
the attention of the reader,
clearly states the purpose
of the report and what the
reader should expect to
find in the body of the
report.

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resources using APA
style of referencing.
30%
resources to support and
develop ideas.
No use of in-text references,
or no reference list at the
close of the report. There are
many mistakes in using the
APA style.
Conclusion attempted but
does not include
summation of key concepts
discussed in the report
and/or key conclusions or
recommendations.
Demonstrates consistent
use of credible and relevant
research sources to support
and develop ideas, but
these are not always
explicit or well-developed.
Little use of in-text
referencing, or inadequate
references consulted and
added to references at the
close of the report. There
are some mistakes in using
APA style.
key concepts discussed, or
key conclusions or
recommendations, but not
both.
Demonstrates consistent
use of credible and relevant
research sources to support
and develop ideas.
Good use of in-text
referencing and
appropriate number of
references used and listed
in the reference list. There
are only minor errors in
using the APA style.
and key conclusions or
recommendations.
Consistently demonstrates
expert use of good quality,
credible, and relevant
research sources to support
and develop appropriate
arguments and statements.
Shows evidence of reading
beyond the key reading.
Very good use of in-text
referencing. All in-text
references match with
references listed in the
reference list. There are no
mistakes in using the APA
style.
Excellent use of the
conclusion, which succeeds
in confident summation of
key concepts and
conclusions and gives the
reader a clear sense of next
steps required.
Demonstrates expert use of
high-quality credible and
relevant research sources
to support and develop
arguments and position
statements. Shows
extensive evidence of
reading beyond the key
reading.
Excellent and meticulous
use of in-text referencing
with all in-text references
matching with references
listed in the reference list.
There are no mistakes in
using the APA style.