Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7Z22
Full Title Introduction to System Administration
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Author Amanda Clancy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students will install, configure and setup servers and their services in both Linux and Windows. In addition, they will perform basic configuration tasks using GUI and scripting.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Examine the main principles of System Administration and the main tasks of a system administrator.
MLO2 Show knowledge of server configuration requirements in Linux and Windows and how to monitor resources
MLO3 Examine and recognize typical services running on a server.
MLO4 Install a server in a Type 2 hypervisor environment
MLO5 Perform basic configuration tasks on a server using both GUI and scripting
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Indicative Content
Understand the main principles of System Administration
Students will examine of the importance of System Administration in a business. Evaluating Systems Administration tasks and the main principles of system administration (desktops, servers, services, security, disaster recovery)
Server configuration requirements
Install setup and configure both Windows and Linux servers. Look at tasks such as monitoring, updating, patching and backups. Understand how to troubleshoot server issues.
Gain knowledge of typical services running on a server.
Become familiar with services, roles and features of a server. Basic network configuration, file system management and user management
Install a server in a Type 2 hypervisor environment
Install an OS on a type 2 hypervisor and gain a basic insight into how they work.
Scripting to perform system administrative tasks.
Become familiar with Powershell, BASH and command line tools to manage files, users and network settings on a server.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
Practical70.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
In class test on theory covered in the module
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
In Lab practical work documented each week and to incorporate a small project and lab exams
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
In class test on theory covered in the module
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
In Lab practical work documented each week and to incorporate a small project and lab exams
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc. (2009), Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition, [ISBN: 0596003439].
  • Matthew Stone. Getting Familiar with Windows Server 2016 Administration, [ISBN: 9781788839846].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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