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.


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
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



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to postgraduate students.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts 

Subject Relationships

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

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.


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 and policy

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC514 in Session 2 2020. 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
Value %
Installing and managing linux
Multiple quizzes
File systems and advanced scripting
Managing services and security
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.