Availabilities:

2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students knowledge and skills in administering and operating networked information systems. Students will learn about the design, architecture and services of common network operating systems as well as the skills to install, configure and troubleshoot them. Students will also learn to automate administration tasks with a scripting language.

Unit content

Network operating systems architecture and structure

Network operating system installation and basic configuration

Fundamental network services installation, configuration

System and service monitoring and troubleshooting

Introduction to scripting languages

Scripting for administration task automation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1compare and contrast major network operating systems and their servicesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2install, configure and operate major network operating systems and their servicesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3analyse and evaluate major application layer protocols such as HTTP, FTP and SMTPKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4develop plan to troubleshoot common issues of a network operating system and its servicesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5demonstrate ability to automate administration tasks using a scripting language.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. compare and contrast major network operating systems and their services
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. install, configure and operate major network operating systems and their services
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. analyse and evaluate major application layer protocols such as HTTP, FTP and SMTP
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. develop plan to troubleshoot common issues of a network operating system and its services
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. demonstrate ability to automate administration tasks using a scripting language.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+