Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7019
Full Title Advanced System Administration
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits: 10
Module Author Elizabeth Rooney
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to plan, design, implement and manage systems in a heterogeneous networked environment. In addition, students are required to produce a project plan and technical documentation for work produced.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the services, structures and techniques necessary for systems administration in both small scale and enterprise wide infrastructures using virtualization solutions.
MLO2 Plan, install, configure, manage, maintain and backup Windows and Linux based Servers and Services including File, DNS, DHCP, Mail and Web.
MLO3 Configure and manage Data Storage.
MLO4 Secure Linux and Windows Servers and Services.
MLO5 Manage system reliability and availability.
MLO6 Use command line tools and techniques to complete management tasks in core administrative areas.
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).
No recommendations listed
 
Indicative Content
System 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 both windows and linux servers. Rapid Deployment of servers across a network. Client installation, configuration and connectivity. Troubleshooting.
Infrastructure Service Planning
Planning IP4 and IP6 addressing. Planning, Installing and configuration of DHCP service; Planning, installation and configuration of DNS.
File and Storage Services
Planning, implementing, managing and troubleshooting File and Storage Services. Providing Home and Shared Folder access across a network. Troubleshooting access control problems. Distributed File Systems.
Web Services
Plan, install, configure and deploy Web Services (IIS and Apache). Client connectivity and troubleshooting.
Mail Service
Understand all terminology associated with Mail Service. Mail Service Architecture. Design and implement an email services such as Exchange.
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.
Backup and Fault Tolerance
Design System Backup and Recovery Processes. Design Fault Tolerance solutions.
Security Policy Planning
Security policies; update and patch management.
Server Monitoring and Maintenance
Evaluating tools to monitor and manage both linux and windows environments.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,3,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
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. Students will design a WIKI and write a technical report for each lab created. Students will be responsible for the management of their WIKI.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,6
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Individual Practical Lab Test to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a heterogeneous network.
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 25 Learning Outcome 1,4,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 29 Learning Outcome 1,5,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
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.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 30 Learning Outcome 1,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Individual Practical Lab Test to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a heterogeneous network.
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,3,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,2,3,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
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. Students will design a WIKI and write a technical report for each lab created. Students will be responsible for the management of their WIKI.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,6
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Individual Practical Lab Test to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a heterogeneous network.
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 25 Learning Outcome 1,4,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 29 Learning Outcome 1,5,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
MCQ Tests to assess students understanding of the theory presented in the lecture.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
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.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 30 Learning Outcome 1,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Individual Practical Lab Test to assess students ability to configure/troubleshoot specific services in a heterogeneous network.
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 Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact 1 hour lecture per week to deliver the theory of System Administration Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact 3 hour practical/lab based session to apply the theory to a real work task 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
Lecture Contact 1 hour lecture per week to deliver the theory of System Administration Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact 3 hour practical/lab based session to apply the theory to a real work task 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
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Limoncelli, Thomas A., and Hogan, Christine. (2017), The Practice of System and Network Administration, 3rd. Addison Wesley, [ISBN: 0321492668].
  • Mark G. Sobell. (2017), 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, 4th. Prentice Hall, [ISBN: 013308504X].
  • Greg Tomsho. (2017), Guide to Installation, Storage and Compute with Server 2016, [ISBN: 0133740066-4].
  • Greg Tomsho. (2017), Networking with Server 2016, [ISBN: 0133740078-7].
  • Æleen Frisch. (2009), Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition Tools and Techniques for Linux and Unix Administration.
  • Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder ,Trent R. Hein ,Ben Whaley , Dan Mackin. (2018), UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th. Pearson Education, [ISBN: 0134277554].
  • Arnold Robbins. (2016), BASH Pocket Reference, 2. O'Reilly Publishers, [ISBN: 9781491941591].
  • Michael Palmer. (2018), Hands-on Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Cengage, [ISBN: 13 9781305078].
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