ITC514 Linux Server Administration (8)

This subject is designed to introduce students to systems administration of Linux servers that provide information services accessed through the internet. Students learn to operate servers via the command line, write scripts to automate management tasks, create and manage networked information services, and assess tools for improving data and service protection.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC514. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to studens enrolled in the IT Masters relevant courses.

Subject Relationships

ITC333 subject covers similar content but at the undergraduate level
ITC555 subject covers similar content

Incompatible Subjects

ITC333, ITC555

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply technical knowledge to manage servers;
  • be able to investigate the layout of server file systems;
  • be able to plan, create and manage information services;
  • be able to design and write scripts to automate various server management tasks;
  • be able to justify an appropriate protection strategy for data and services; and
  • be able to critically evaluate security policies and procedures.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to server administration
  • Automating system tasks
  • Data organisation
  • Data Integrity
  • Network administration
  • Network services
  • UNIX security
  • Performance analysis
  • Security management, policy and politics

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC514 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Online test
10
2
Installing and managing linux
10
3
File systems and advanced scripting
15
4
Managing services and security
15
5
Final exam
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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