ITI535 Neworking and Operating System Essentials (8)

This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure a network on stand-alone and client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain. In addition, this subject provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install and configure file, print, and terminal servers.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students enrolled in Master of Networking and Systems Administration, Postgraduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration, and Master of Management (Information Technology) only



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

- be able to describe the principal features and the basics of networking;
- be able to describe the types of user accounts and the principal security features of a network;
- be able to identify the tools used to perform various administrative tasks;
- be able to describe the features of the common protocols used in the network;
- be able to describe the fundamentals of TCP/IP, including name resolution, routing, and IP addressing-classful versus Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR);
- be able to describe the network communication models used in a network;
- be able to differentiate between the various types of network architectures;
- be able to describe the common physical components used for network communication;
- be able to describe the concepts and protocols for remote access communication;
- be able to describe the client and server technologies used in accessing Web services;
- be able to install or upgrade a network;
- be able to connect clients to a network;
- be able to create and manage user accounts;
- be able to manage access to resources;
- be able to manage data by using the NTFS file system;
- be able to provide network access to file resources;
- be able to monitor and optimize performance;
- be able to configure printing;
- be able to configure for mobile computing;
- be able to configure and manage disks;
- be able to implement disaster protection.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Topics for this subject will mirror those that are examined in the corresponding Microsoft industry certification exam.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.