Courses & Units

ICT Systems Administration Fundamentals KIT501

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Introduction

The first goal 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 goal 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; 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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor David Herbert
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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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

  • Apply industry standard techniques and skills to configure secure network infrastructure and operating system processes
  • Design functional addressing schemes for networks subject to operational constraints
  • Troubleshoot faults and configuration errors in networking infrastructure and operating system processes
  • Evaluate the tools and commands to generate and maintain secure data
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly 1hr lectorial 

Weekly 3hr theoretical content (Networking/Security/Operating Systems) delivered asynchronously through MyLO 

Weekly 2hr tutorial (Networking/Security)

Weekly 1hr practical (Operating Systems)

For this unit, students are expected to attend on-campus tutorials/practicals.

AssessmentOperating Systems Quiz (10%)|Network Device Configuration (20%)|Tutorial Practical Demonstrations (40%)|UNIX Scripting Assignment (15%)|Security Assignment (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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