This unit will provide students with a general introduction to system administration, and is comprised of four modules that explore the role of an administrator in modern business settings. The four modules cover Unix administration, Windows administration, web, database and container administration, and administration issues relevant to network security. Within the modules, topics include user and group creation, access control, permissions, scripting, resource management, configuration management, system security, vulnerabilities and vulnerability assessment, and network security.
On completion, students will be equipped to administer computer systems that meet business requirements for functionality, capacity, availability, reliability, and security.
|Unit name||Server Administration and Security Assurance|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Mr Anthony (Tony) Gray|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Configure and secure a range of server technologies for deployment
- Identify vulnerabilities using a range of security tools
- Evaluate and administer server applications in line with security needs, best practice, and industry standards
- Research and document server and network security issues for use by personnel at all levels of an organisation
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesKIT111 and KIT213
Lectures: 1 hr/wk,
|Assessment||Practical exam 1 (20%)|Practical exam 2 (20%)|Practical exam 3 (20%)|Practical exam 4 (20%)|Assignment (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Readings will be provided on MyLO
Readings will be provided on MyLO
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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