Course Title: Install and administer Unix based networked computers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COSC6147C

Course Title: Install and administer Unix based networked computers

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luke Eberbach
Phone: +61 3 9925 4381
Email: luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au

Noor Sateh
Phone: +61 3 99254013
Email: noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers the installation and administration of UNIX based and networked computers. It encompasses safe working practices, performing basic UNIX, Linux or Mac OSX operating system installation, administration functions of logging in and out, setting up GUI applications, manipulating text files, creating and searching files and directories, changing permissions, using text editors, identifying and modifying initialization files, streamlining command, execution using shell features, using basic network commands and documenting all administration activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED113A Install and administer Unix based networked computers

Element:

1 Prepare to install, upgrade and maintain network operations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood. 1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work. 1.3 The nature of the administration work is established from network specifications and in consultation with appropriate person(s). 1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work. 1.5 Unix system variants, versions and updates needed to maintain the computers and networks are identified and obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.

Element:

2 Install, upgrade and maintain Unix-based computers and network operations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed. 2.2 Unix operating system is installed upgraded and configured on computers and servers in accordance with developer's instructions and network requirements. 2.3 Devices and drivers, desktop environment, network protocols and services and system security are implemented in accordance with requirements. 2.4 Access to resources is configured within the limitations specified for each users. 2.5 Unix-based network malfunctions are identified and rectified using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of devices and drivers, storage, basic network protocols, connections and services and system security configuration processes. 2.6 Network performance and reliability is monitored and optimised in accordance with established procedures. 2.7 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes. 2.8 Unix-based network administration is carried out efficiently without waste of materials and energy or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or other services.

Element:

3 Document network administration activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Written justification is produced for network upgrading and maintenance and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures. 3.2 Network administration documentation are maintained in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects
• Reflective journal

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course and other two clustered competencies are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with UEENEED113A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for UEENEED113A is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance criteria
1Introduction to the Linux Operating System
Lecture: Assign the reflective journal to be handed in during week 15. A sample of the reflective journal is to be submitted in week 4 for feedback. Operating Systems, the Linux operating system, the history of Linux, Linux distributions, common uses of Linux, chapter summary
Lab: Setting up the Virtual Machine environment
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
2Linux Installation and Usage
Lecture: Installing Linux, basic Linux usage, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 3.1, 3.2
3

Exploring Linux Filesystems
Lecture: The Linux directory structure, viewing files and directories, displaying the contents of text files, displaying the content of binary files, searching for text within files, editing text files, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
4Linux Filesystem Management
Lecture: The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, managing files and directories, finding files, linking files, file and directory permissions, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 4-8, 4-9, 4-10, Reflective Journal review and feedback
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
5Linux Filesystem Administration
Lecture: The /dev directory, filesystems, working with floppy disks, working with CDs, DVDs, and ISO images, working with hard disks, working with USB and Firewire based storage devices, monitoring filesystems, hard disk quotas, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
6

Linus Server Deployment
Lecture: Understanding server hardware, configuring server storage, installing a Linux server distribution, system rescue, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
7Working with the BASH Shell
Lecture: Command input and output, shell variables, shell scripts, escape sequences, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
 
8System Initialisation and X Windows
Lecture: The boot process, boot loaders, Linux initialisation, the X Windows system, configuring X Windows, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
9

Managing Linux Processes
Lecture: Linux processes, viewing processes, killing processes, process execution, running processes in the background, process priorities, scheduling commands, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, 9-6
Lab: Practical Test Part A
 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
10Common Administrative Tasks
Lecture: Printer administration, log file administration, administering users and groups, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, 10-8
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
11Compression, System Backup, and Software Installation
Lecture: Compression, system backup, software installation, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
 
12Network Configuration
Lecture: Networks, the TCP/IP protocol, configuring a network interface, configuring a PPP interface, name resolution, routing, network services, remote administration, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5, 12-6, 12-7, 12-8
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
13Configuring Network Services
Lecture: Infrastructure services, web services, file sharing services, email services, database services, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 13-5, 13-6, 13-7, 13-8, 13-9
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
14Troubleshooting, Performance, and Security
Lecture: Troubleshooting methodology, resolving common system problems, performance monitoring, security, chapter summary
Lab: Activities 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-8
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
15Revision and Reflective Journal Submission  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
16Open Book Practical Test Part B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
17Closed Book Test  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2
18Closed Book Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated is 40 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification, Fourth Edition. Jason W. Eckert triOS College

9781305107168


References


Other Resources

Oracle Virtual Box virtualisation software - available for download from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Fedora 20 Operating System and Ubuntu 14.04 – supplied with the prescribed text
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation edition - available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise
External USB Hard disk storage device with minimum capacity of 500GB
 


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Reflective Journal
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Practical Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 3: Closed Book Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/Performance CriteriaReflective JournalPractical TestTest
1.1 xx
1.2xxx
1.3xxx
1.4xxx
1.5xxx
2.1 xx
2.2xxx
2.3xxx
2.4xxx
2.5xxx
2.6xxx
2.7xxx
2.8xxx
3.1x x
3.2x x

 

 


Assessment Tasks


• Reflective Journal,20% - Week 15
• Practical Test, 50% Weeks 9&16
• Closed Book Test, 30 % - Week 17-18
 

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEED113A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED113A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.3141.52.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.83.13.2
Lab Journal xxxx xxxxxxxxx
Practical Testxxxxxxxxxxxxx  
Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4  EA3.5 EA3.6
Reflective Journal X  X X X  X X   X X X X X X
Assignment 1   X X X  X X   X X X X X X
Assignment 2   X  X  X X X   X   X 
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEED113A 1 0 3 2303 3 1 0 2 3 223
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
 

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:


• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.


Study and Learning Support:


Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:


• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.


Disability Liaison Unit:


If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.


Late Submission:


If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.


The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
 

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.


Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special Consideration:


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.


Email Communication:


All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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