ITC333 Server Administration and Maintenance (8)


This subject provides a general introduction to managing computers called servers that provide web, file, electronic mail, and similar kinds of networked services. Computers running the Linux operating system are studied. Students learn to operate servers via the command line, write scripts to automate management tasks, analyse and improve the performance of servers, create and manage basic information services, and assess methods required to protect data and services accessed from the internet.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC333
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge at the level of ITC212 or ITC242

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ITC555 or ITC514.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC514 ITC555 ITC555 Similar content
ITC514 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the duties and responsibilities of a systems administrator;
  • be able to manage servers from the command line;
  • be able to create and manage basic information services;
  • be able to write scripts to automate various server management tasks;
  • be able to analyse and improve the performance of servers;
  • be able to formulate methods for protecting data and services accessed via the internet.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to server administration.
  • Working from the command line.
  • Automating system tasks.
  • Files, directories, and file systems.
  • Backup and recovery.
  • Server network administration.
  • Network services.
  • Security.
  • Performance analysis.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.