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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