Course Title: Administer and configure a network operating system
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2008
Course Code: COSC5777C
Course Title: Administer and configure a network operating system
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science
Course Contact: Dalija Beganovic
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4664
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 50
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit defines the competency required to set up and use administrative tools to manage a network and create the network configuration required by client.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICAITS120B Administer and configure a network operating system
Create an interface with existing system
1. Organisation's policies and procedures for network use and administration are reviewed.
Manage user services
1. Current system is identified through audits of hardware and software.
Monitor user accounts
1. Client user network requirements are evaluated and an appropriate file and folder structure is designed.
Provide and support back-up security
1. Client user network requirements are evaluated and an appropriate set of services that should be provided is designed.
Review network policies
1. Default user settings are modified to ensure that they match security policies.
Set up and manage the network file system
1. Network is checked and is ensured to be clean of viruses before back-up.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will improve their knowledge and skills in Administer and configure network operating systems through theory and laboratory sessions.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
The study program is outlined under the topics below. Every effort will be made to adhere to this outline, but the School reserves the right to make changes as appropriate.
Semester 2, 2008
• Course Overview
• Introduction to Operating Systems (Windows, Unix, Linux)
• A Brief History of the UNIX and Linux Operating Systems
• GNU General Public Licence
Using Unix at the Console
• Navigating Unix at the Console
• Introducing the Shell
• Configuring and Managing the Linux File System
• Understanding Permissions
• Directory and File management
• Process Information
• Producer / Consumer Problem
• CPU Scheduling
Working with Shells and System Variables
• Writing Basic Scripts
• Running Scripts and Programs Examples: Writing Basic Scripts
Using Linux on the Desktop
Client Account Management
• Working with Files and Directories
• Customising the Desktop
• Creating a User
• Changing User Priorities
• Removing a User
• Disabling a user Temporarily
• Hardware and Environmental Considerations
• Dual-Booting Issues
• Managing the GRUB Boot Loader
• Methods of Installation
• Installing Software
• Memory Management
• Virtual Memory
• Concurrent Processes
• Parallel Processing
• Mutual Exclusion
• Critical Section
Protection and Security
• Developing a Network Security Policy
• Threats to Network Security
• Implementing Security Measures
• Operating System Concepts – 7th Edition, Abraham Silberschatz & Peter Galvin, Hoboken, NJ :J. Wiley & Sons,c2005.
• Linux Administration , Steve Shah & Wale Soyinka, McGraw-Hill/Osbourne, c2005
• Unix Shells by Example – 4th Edition, Ellie Quigley, Pearson Education Inc., c2005
Overview of Assessment
The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations and practical tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Assessment will consist of Labs & Quizzes , Two Projects, and Two Tests.
• Project – 20%
• 2 Quizzes – 10%
• 4 Labs – 20%
• Mid-Semester Exam – 25%
• Final Exam – 25%
All the tasks listed below are to be completed to a satisfactory level.
1. Theoretical knowledge (Final Exam, Mid-Semester Exam, Quizzes)
You need to pass all the above assessments satisfactory (score of 50% or better).
There will be a series of labs throughout the course. You MUST complete all labs.
A practical assessment at the end of the course that measures lab techniques and knowledge. You MUST complete the Project.
RMIT Numerical Grading
< 50 % NN
50 – 59 PA
60 – 69 CR
70 – 79 DI
80 – 100 HD
A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including class exercises, quizzes, written tests, and practical exercises. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
For a student based at the RMIT City campus in Melbourne, Australia in Semester 2, 2008 the assessment will be:
ICAITS120B/ COSC5777C Administer and Configure a Network Operating System Lab1 Lab2 Lab3 Lab4 Project Quizzes/Exams
Element 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Element 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Element 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Element 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Element 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Element 6 Yes Yes Yes
Students are advised to access the RMIT University web at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students for a range of useful information relating to their studies at RMIT. Such information includes:
• Generic statement of student rights and responsibilities
• Links to the Learning Support Unit & other support (eg counselling, disability, etc)
• Link to the Student Union web site
• Link to the Student Policy web site
ICT access. To successfully participate in the activities of this course students require access to:
• The Internet for the purpose of collecting information
• RMIT student email for the purpose of communicating with staff and students within the course.
RMIT student/staff email is the official medium of formal communication between RMIT staff and students.
• RMIT staff will only accept email communication through the official email medium
• UNIX account (“minke”)
Any student who, because of illness or other circumstances beyond their control, has been prevented from any form of assessment or whose performance in a test was affected, by illness or other circumstances beyond their control, may apply for special consideration. This must be done within 48 hours of the missed assessment/assignment by lodging the appropriate form with medical certificate or other supporting documentation with the School administration office.
Note: It is the policy of the School of Life and Physical Sciences NOT to AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDE EXTENSIONS for ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION or SUPPLEMENTARY OR DEFERRED EXAMS/TESTS. You will be advised on the outcome of your application for Special Consideration.
Recognition of Prior Learning/Recognition of Current Competence
If you have already gained skills and knowledge relevant to this course through previous study, work experience or general life experience you may be eligible to have your learning recognised. General information and the University’s policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer can be accessed at http://www.rmit.edu.au/course-admin/operating-procedures. (You will need to be logged in to view these documents).
Students should check the ‘Advanced Diploma of Computer Science’ website for details.
Presentation of Work.
Word processed presentation of written assessment tasks is required, except where specifically exempted as part of the assessment task specification. Comprehensive assessment task specifications will be issued separately on commencement of the course.
University Plagiarism Statement
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.
Course evaluation forms will provide students with the opportunity to give feedback on the learning and assessment experience.
Occupational Health and Safety.
Students are required to participate in the OH&S induction program for this course and at all times follow the occupational health and safety policies and procedures demonstrating appropriate behaviours to ensure the safety of self and others.
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