Server Administration and Management

    Unit code: NIT2122 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney
    NIT1202 - Operating Systems
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit provides students with the knowledge of server administration, including database and operating system administration.
    Content includes: database (DB) administration; operating system (OS) administration; system administration: network connection, data backup, software administration; TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) configuration; creating DNS (Domain Name Servers), firewalls, IPSec protocols.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Explain the fundamental principles of database, operating systems, and server administration to recommend functional solutions suitable in a range of small-scale operations;
    2. Develop basic server administration and maintenance skills to effectively manage a stable, small-scale networked environment; and
    3. Configure the functionality of simple, multi-component real-life network infrastructures to achieve effective communications in a variety of contexts.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Laboratory Work
    Grade: 30%
    Weekly Lab Assessments (10% each)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 50%
    Mid-semester and Final tests

    Other locations

    For students studying at Henan University
    Assessment type: Laboratory Work
    Grade: 25%
    Labs and Practical Knowledge Test (1 hour)
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 25%
    Written Test
    Assessment type: Examination
    Grade: 50%
    Final Written Examination (3 hours)

    Required reading

    Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    Palmer, M. (2018)| Cengage Learning

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