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CSC5090 Foundations of IT Systems Administration

Units : 1
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 : 2 April 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 Powershells builds understanding of automation and deployment operations. The course continues through the development of essential experiences in managing filesystem and user 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, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 2 April 2023