Course Title: Network Operating Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Network Operating Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr. Arvind Sharma

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4704

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.5.31

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite: 041150 Computer Architecture

Course Description

This course covers the installation, configuration and administration of Network Operating Systems, which includes the following topics:

• Introduction to Network Operating Systems
• Active Directory Service
• Boot Process and Boot Sequence
• Desktop Environment
• Remote Assistance
• Terminal Services
• Internet Applications
• Physical and Logical Drives
• RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)
• Users and Groups Accounts
• Share and Map Resources
• NTFS Permissions
• Disk Quotas
• Network Access to File Resources
• System Monitoring
• Performance Monitoring
• Web, FTP and Print Servers
• Backup and Disaster Recovery
• Operating System for Mobile Computing

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will gain or improve capabilities in:
• Installing, configuring and administering network operating system
• Remote administration using network operating systems
• Connecting client computers to the network
• Configuring active directory service and servers
• Monitoring performance and optimisation
• Disaster recovery and troubleshooting

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Install and configure network operating system
• Connect clients computers to servers
• Create and manage user and group accounts
• Manage access to shared resources by using groups
• Monitor and optimise performance of network operating system
• Provide network access to file resources
• Monitor event logs to gather information about system operations.
• Install active directory service
• Configure Web, FTP and Print Servers
• Remotely administer servers or client computers
• Troubleshooting the boot process problem
• Perform backup and disaster recovery

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• Attendance at lectures where course material will be presented and explained, and the course contents will be illustrated with demonstrations, animations and examples
• Participate in classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of:
• Microsoft Network Operating System
• Network Configuration
• Server Configuration
• Account and Resources Management
• Monitor and Optimise Performance

• Completion of tutorial questions and laboratory assessment to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding
• Completion of assessments requiring an integrated understanding of the course contents
• Private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and practical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises:

• Weekly evaluation of student understanding of the important concepts
• Weekly laboratory work to be submitted during the semester
• Written examinations at the end of the semester
• Practical examinations at the end of the semester

Weekly evaluations of understanding of the important concepts will be used to provide feedback to you on your progress in the course during the semester.