Module Title:   System Administration 2

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0334D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr D Forbes

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr M Kamala

Prerequisite(s):   CY-0218L

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles of computer hardware, software, user support, repair and breakdown prevention. To develop the skills for designing custom-tailored solutions to meet technical administrative and user requirements.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module is based around laboratory practical sessions during which topics are self-explored. The student is expected to provide the topic of study. The time is made up of preparation of project work, private study and directed reading. This module is 100% practical, and is used to develop/enhance skills and familiarity with computer system technologies through the assessed project work.
The student required to take supplementary assessment are required to repair the deficiency in the original assessment. Some programming and networking experience is essential, otherwise CY-0218L must be taken first.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   148.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   52.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a critical and evaluative understanding of the concepts of MSWindows and Unix computer system administration being informed by acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge at the forefront of the discipline.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate an enhanced development of practical ability in the setup of Networks, Multi-tasking, and Multi-user systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate the development of critical analytical and evaluative skills as applied to commercial software products for system administration. Diagnostic skills and the ability to exercise significant judgement in a range of topic related areas.

  Coursework   100%
  Individual coursework (project with report)

Outline Syllabus:
Mapping out the LAN. Management models. Methods and diagnostics. Application level services. System management. Web services. Virtual private networks. Development of larger corporate networks.
The system administrator role. Installation of OS, start-up and shut-down, adding users and accounts, backups and restore, automating routine tasks, network management, accounting, controlling resources in the file-system and CPU, security and compromises, file and print services.

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