Courses & Units

ICT Systems Administration Fundamentals KIT501

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

The first main aim of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to operating systems and scripting. The main operating systems topics covered in this unit include operating systems structure and services, process management and coordination, memory management including modern implementations of virtual memory, operating system security, introductory shell scripting, file system, device management, Input/output principles. The main focus will be on the Unix operating system but the different approaches in other operating systems will be explored. The second main aim of the unit is to introduce students to the fundamentals of distributed networked environments, primarily focusing on wired networks but students will examine some of the different approaches in wireless networks. It provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology and operation. This unit will provide students with an understanding of: OSI security architecture; common internet risks and requirements; operation of encryption techniques; digital signatures; public key infrastructure; authentication and non-repudiation; intrusion detection and response; firewall defense. Additionally students will be required to analyse and assess recent developments and future trends in IS security technologies related to networking.

Summary

Unit name ICT Systems Administration Fundamentals
Unit code KIT501
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator

David Herbert

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 029999

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KXT207, KIT104, KIT201

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3hrs lectures per week, 3hr laboratory classes per week

Assessment

50% exam, 50% in-semester (2 assessments worth 10% each, 2 worth 15%)

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Textbooks

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