Course Title: Administer user networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: ISYS5673C

Course Title: Administer user networks

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact : Robert Pill

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254013

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sanket Kakkad -

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

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed. UEENEED024B Integrate multiple computer operating systems on a client server network

Course Description

This unit covers the administration of network servers. It encompasses safe working practices, establishing and
maintaining user and group permissions, network security and shared resource management, monitoring and optimising network systems performance and reliability, maintaining currency of the network and documenting all administration activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED015B Administer user networks


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 network 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 Network operating system versions and updates needed to maintain the network are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.


2 Install, upgrade and maintain network operations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Server operating systems in current use are installed and upgraded and configure 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 Network malfunctions are identified and rectified using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of devices and drivers, storage, 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 Network administration is carried out efficiently without waste of materials and energy or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or other services.
2.9 Written justification is produced for network maintenance and upgrading and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.


3 Document network administration activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Network administration documentation are maintained in accordance with established procedures.
3.2 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in Laboratory exercises and be assigned tasks involving configuration and troubleshooting of Microsoft Server 2003

The course will comprise Lectures, Class Demonstrations and Laboratory Exercises, including a graded Practical Scenario and a simulated Microsoft style written test.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria.
1 Introduction to Windows 2003 Operating System MCP 70-290 Ch. 1
2 Administering Windows 2003 Server MCP 70-290 Ch. 2
2 Event Monitor MCP 70-290 Ch. 3
3 Back-up Systems MCP 70-290 Ch. 4
3 Maintaining the Operating System MCP 70-290 Ch. 5
4 User Accounts MCP 70-290 Ch. 6
4 Review - Class Exercise
5 Group accounts MCP 70-290 Ch. 7
5 Computer Accounts MCP 70-290 Ch. 8
6 Maintaining File Systems MCP 70-290 Ch. 9
6 Printers MCP 70-290 Ch. 10
7 Device Drivers MCP 70- 290 Ch. 11
7 Managing Disk Storage MCP 70-290 Ch. 12
8 RAID Arrays / Disk Management
8 Recovering for System Failure MCP 70-290 Ch. 3a
9 Practical Exam 70-290
9 MPC 70-290 MCP Preparation Exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Microsoft Press, MCP 70-290 Training Kit


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Practical Test
Written Test

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be comprised of:
• Weekly Laboratory Sessions
• A Practical Laboratory Test
• A Simulated Microsoft Exam

Assessment Matrix

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