Module Title:Systems Administration
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: As well as traditional lectures students will undertake various laboratory exercises on administrative topics.
Module Aim: To provide the student with the necessary skills to manage and administer single-user and multi-user computer systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge of the linux command line.
LO2 Write scripts for automating tasks.
LO3 Discuss the issues involved in disk management.
LO4 Describe techniques for system security and monitoring.
LO5 Demonstrate practical and theoretical knowledge in managing/administering various computer systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
2nd year Network Systems Administration or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Evards Lifecycle of a machine
Overview of Evards lifecycle of a machine
Introduction to Linux
Linux history; distributions; licensing
Installing Linux
Linux Installation
Command Line Introduction
Man Pages; files; file contents; linux file tree;
Shell Expansion
Commands and arguments; control operators; shell variables; shell embedding and options; shell history; file globbing
Pipes and commands
I/O Redirection; filters; Basic Unix Tools; Regular Expressions
Shell Scripting
Scripting Introduction; Loops; Parameters
Local User Management
User Management; User Passwords; User Profiles; Groups
File Security
Standard File Permissions; Advanced File Permissions; Access Control Lists; File Links
Disk Management
Disk Devices; Disk Partitions; File Systems; Mounting; Troubleshooting Tools; UUID's; Introduction to RAID; Logical Volume Managment
Backup Management
Backup
Basic Linux Security
Implementing Basic Security; Monitoring Security; Auditing and Reviewing Security; Checking File Integrity
Other Administration
Other Administrative Techniques
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class Exams 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 n/a
Other Laboratory Participation 2,5 10.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 2,3,4,5 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 20 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Laboratory 20 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 20 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Total Hours 200.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 3 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 3 Mandatory