Full Title:Systems Administration for Software Developers
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SWRD C7004
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with an appreciation of the services provided and problems encountered by a system administrator 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 .
  2. Plan, configure and deploy the main end user and infrastructural services required by a typical organisation.
  3. Plan, configure and deploy web based applications in a networked environment. Troubleshoot typical end user access problems.
  4. Manage, maintain and optimise servers and services using typical system admin tools and techniques.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to System Administration
Introduction to Systems Administration; its principles, processes and practices. Core services. Client/Server communications.
Planning for a Server Installation.
Planning, installation and configuration of servers. Deploying servers across a network. Client installation, configuration and connectivity. Troubleshooting.
Web Services
Installation, configuration, deployment, management and maintenance of Web Services and hosting infrastructure.
Application Deployment
Plan, install and deploy web based applications across a network. Test and Troubleshoot.
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
Continuous Assessment Design and implement typical network and end user services such as Directory Services, DNS, File and DHCP , etc in a Windows environment. None 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Design, configure, install and secure a Web Server. Deploy web applications on the server. Test and Troubleshoot. None 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test 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. None 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Short Answer Questions Short questions based on theory presented in lectures. 1 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
Continuous Assessment Design and implement typical network and end user services such as Directory Services, DNS, File and DHCP , etc in a Windows environment. 1,2 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Design, configure, install and secure a Web Server. Deploy web applications on the server. Test and Troubleshoot. 1,3 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test 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 25.00 0 0 n/a 0
Short Answer Questions Short questions based on theory presented in lectures. 1,4 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 The lecture will be used to present the theory of system administration and the planning of services 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical The practical session will be used to plan, configure, deploy essential services across a network. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Limoncelli, Thomas A., and Hogan, Christine 2007, The practice of System and Network Administration, 2nd Ed., Addison Wesley [ISBN: 0321492668]
  • William R. Stanek 2013, Windows Server 2012 Inside Out,, Microsoft Press [ISBN: ISBN: 978073]
  • Evi Nemeth;Snyder Garth, Kein Trent, Whaley Ben 2011, Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: ISBN: 0-13-14]
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 6 Group Elective 1