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CSC5090 Foundations of IT Systems Administration

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 5 February 2023


Foundational skills in administrating a range of computer systems and techniques are essential for IT professionals to efficiently complete a wide range of technical tasks. Confidently managing files, resources, and data distributed over multiple platforms and shared with collaborators in a secure and socially responsible manner creates a basis for students to effectively complete further instruction in their area of expertise. The course is also appropriate as a stand-alone introduction to modern computer systems and tools.

The initial phase of the course introduces a range of operating systems and the hardware on which they run, and explores architectures, virtualisation, and Services. Foundational skills in using system shells builds understanding of automation and deployment operations. The course continues through the development of essential experiences in managing files and data in distributed and collaborative environments, with attention to security and privacy. It concludes with attaining professional skills around teamwork, documentation and reporting, and ethics and best practice.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023