Full Title:System Administration
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROG C7010
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to become successful system administrators in a networked environment.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the services, structures and techniques necessary for systems administration in both small scale and enterprise wide infrastructures.
  2. Plan, install, configure, manage, maintain and secure Windows and Linux based Servers.
  3. Use common tools and techniques to complete routine tasks in core administrative areas
  4. Troubleshoot various servers, clients and services.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Systems Administration Services
Introduction to Systems Administration Services. Client/Server communications.
Installation, Upgrading and Deploying Windows and Linux Based Servers.
Planning, installation, configuration and upgrades of servers. Deploying servers across a network. Client installation, configuration and connectivity. Troubleshooting.
Infrastructure Service Planning
Planning IP4 and IP6 addressing. Installation and configuration of DHCP service; Planning, installation and configuration of DNS.
File and Print Services
Planning, implementing, managing and troubleshooting File Services. Providing Home and Shared Folder access across a network and troubleshooting access control problems. Planning, implementing and managing Print Services across the network.
Web Services
Plan, install, configure and deploy Web Services (IIS and Apache). Client connectivity and troubleshooting.
Remote Access and Network Access Protection
Planning and managing remote access. VPN Authentication; VPN protocols; Firewalls and NAP.
Clustering and High Availablity
Discussion of DNS Round robin and Network Load Balancing. Availability Strategies. Clustering concepts. Installation and Failover Clustering.
Security Policy Planning
Security policies; update and patch management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Individual Practical Lab Tests to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a linux environment None 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Weekly lab tasks introducing real world services. Students will be expected to install, configure and troubleshoot these services individually or as part of a group. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Design and implement typical network and end user services such as Directory Services, File, Print, DHCP and FTP, etc for a small to medium sized organization in a Windows environment. 1,2,3,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Individual Practical Lab Tests to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a linux environment None 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Weekly lab tasks introducing real world services. Students will be expected to install, configure and troubleshoot these services individually or as part of a group. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Design and implement typical network and end user services such as DNS, Web, DHCP, Mail, Load Balancing etc for a small to medium sized organization in a linux environment. 1,2,3,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Individual Practical Lab Tests to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a Windows environment. 1,2,3,4 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Weekly lab tasks introducing real world services. Students will be expected to install, configure and troubleshoot these services individually or as part of a group. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Design and implement typical network and end user services such as Directory Services, File, Print, DHCP and FTP, etc for a small to medium sized organization in a Windows environment. 1,2,3,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Individual Practical Lab Tests to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a linux environment 1,2,3,4 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Weekly lab tasks introducing real world services. Students will be expected to install, configure and troubleshoot these services individually or as part of a group. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Design and implement typical network and end user services such as Directory Services, File, Print, DHCP and FTP, etc for a small to medium sized organization in a Windows environment. 1,2,3,4 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture A 1 hour lecture per week to deliver the theory of System Administration 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical 1 x 3 hour practical/lab based session to apply the theory to a real work task 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Limoncelli, Thomas A., and Hogan, Christine 2007, The practice of System and Network Administration, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley [ISBN: 0321492668]
  • Burgess, Mark 2007, Principles of Network and System Administration, 2 Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 0470868074]
  • Adelstein Tom, Bubanovic Bill 2007, Linux System Administration, O'Reilly
  • Microsoft Press 2011, Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008R2 - based Servers, Microsoft Press [ISBN: 64198 (PRODUCT NUMBER)]
  • William R. Stanek 2013, Windows Server 2012 Inside Out, Microsoft [ISBN: 9780735666313]
  • Rand Morimoto , Michael Noel , Guy Yardeni , Omar Droubi, Andrew Abbate, Chris Amaris 2012, Windows Server 2012 Unleashed, SAMS [ISBN: 0672336227]
  • Evi Nemeth; Garth Snyder; Trent R. Hein; Ben Whaley 2011, Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0-13-148005-7]
  • Mark G. Sobell 2013, Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, A, 3/E - See more at: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Practical-Guide-to-Linux-Commands-Editors-and-Shell-Programming, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 013308504X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 5 Group Elective 3
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 5 Group Elective 2
DK_KCESA_7 Certificate in System Administration 1 Elective