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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

have successfully passed CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks

Unit aim

Provides students knowledge and skills in administering and operating networked information systems. Students will learn about the design, architecture and services of common network operating systems as well as the skills to install, configure and troubleshoot them. Students will also learn to automate administration tasks with a scripting language.

Unit content

Network operating systems architecture and structure

Network operating system installation and basic configuration

Fundamental network services installation, configuration

System and service monitoring and troubleshooting

Introduction to scripting languages

Scripting for administration task automation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 compare and contrast major network operating systems and their services
2 install, configure and operate major network operating systems and their services
3 analyse and evaluate major application layer protocols such as HTTP, FTP and SMTP
4 develop plan to troubleshoot common issues of a network operating system and its services
5 demonstrate ability to automate administration tasks using a scripting language.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. compare and contrast major network operating systems and their services
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    • GA5:
  2. install, configure and operate major network operating systems and their services
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    • GA5:
  3. analyse and evaluate major application layer protocols such as HTTP, FTP and SMTP
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. develop plan to troubleshoot common issues of a network operating system and its services
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. demonstrate ability to automate administration tasks using a scripting language.
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    • GA5: