Courses & Units

Server Administration and Security Assurance KIT304


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
Unit code KIT304
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Mr Tony Gray
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 1 hr/wk,
Tutorials: 4 hrs/wk - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials

AssessmentPractical exam 1 (20%)|Practical exam 2 (20%)|Practical exam 3 (20%)|Practical exam 4 (20%)|Assignment (20%)
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