Courses & Units

System Administration and Security Assurance KIT726


This unit provides students with a general introduction to system administration and network security, and is comprised of four modules that explore the role of an administrator in modern business settings. The four modules cover administration of common computing environments (Unix and Windows), common services (web, database and containers), and 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. On completion, students will be equipped to administer computer systems that meet business requirements for functionality, capacity, availability, reliability, and security.


Unit name System Administration and Security Assurance
Unit code KIT726
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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Configure and secure a range of server platforms for business use
  • Identify security issues using relevant tools
  • Evaluate and administer server platforms to comply with industry standards and best practice, and implement security requirements.
  • Assess and document system and network security issues for use by people at all levels of the business

Fee Information

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 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 1 hr/wk
Tutorials: 4 hrs/wk, 1x2 hour tutorial, 1x2 hour practical per week

AssessmentCyberSecurity Report (20%)|Prac Exam 1 (20%)|Prac Exam 2 (20%)|Prac Exam 3 (20%)|Prac Exam 4 (20%)
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