Course Title: Windows Systems Administration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Windows Systems Administration

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COSC2424

City Campus

Undergraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

COSC2427

City Campus

Postgraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr. Santha Sumanasekara

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9673

Course Coordinator Email: santha.sumanasekara@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have basic understanding of networking and internet principles such as: TCP/IP, HTTP. You should also have at least end-user experience with Microsoft Windows user interface (ie. mousing around and point-and-click).


Course Description

This course provides a practical introduction to Microsoft Windows systems administration. Installation, configuration and management of both the server and workstation versions of the Microsoft operating systems are covered. In addition server side services such as file sharing/security, exchange email services, remote desktop and WSUS server are introduced. On the workstation side basic configuration, profile management and group policies are introduced.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:
•    Enabling Knowledge: procedures for installation, configuration and maintenance of windows server and workstation operating systems
•    Critical Analysis: analyse windows systems installations with the view to configuring the system.
•    Problem Solving: installing and managing windows systems.
•    Responsibility: define appropriate ethical ideals and obligations with regard to maintaining operating systems that provide end users appropriate levels of confidentiality.


On completion of this course you should be able to:
•    Install and configure both the windows server and windows workstation operating systems.
•    Configure server side services including: windows active directory, file sharing/security, exchange email services, remote desktop, WSUS server.
•    Configure workstation settings including: managing profiles, distribute applications and manage group policies, and basic Microsoft Office installation.


Overview of Learning Activities

Syllabus material will be presented, explained and illustrated with demonstrations and examples in lectures and laboratories.


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will make extensive use of a specialist computer laboratory and relevant software provided by the School for use in the labs. Lists of relevant reference texts and resources in the RMIT library and relevant internet sites will be provided. Course notes will be available for purchase from the RMIT bookshop. A course website will be available which will include electronic discussion forums.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course will comprise practical work (primarily scripting and/or a written report on a topic to be researched), laboratory practical tests, and a formal written examination.

For standard assessment details, including hurdle requirements, relating to Computer Science and IT courses see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/compsci/cgi