20 credits at level HE6
Modern computer operating systems include many features intended to facilitate the management and administration of large and complex computer networks. Students taking the module will learn about the features and capabilities of different operating systems and learn how to apply this knowledge to develop robust network solutions.
Students must understand some key goals of network design: functionality, scalability, adaptability and manageability. By applying their theoretical knowledge, students can develop solutions to meet these design goals.
- Operating System capabilities and features
- Planning a deployment
- Directory Services
- Management of desktop computers
- Security and Authentication
- Providing network services
- Hetrogeneous networks
- Designing for reliability
- Remote Access
The module will be taught by a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and directed reading. The theoretical aspects will be covered in the lectures and tutorials. Students will be encouraged to research topics in advance and bring opinions and contributions to class.
The module is assessed by a combination of an assignment and an examination. In the exam, students will demonstrate their understanding of the features and capabilities of Operating Systems to fulfil computing requirements and draw upon that knowledge to propose solutions. Student will also need to assess the impact of changes they propose and suggest how to minimise disruption.
The assignment will be a case study where students will need to propose a solution to an existing problem. As part of the case study the students will be expected to provide a practical demonstration of scripting or other automation skills to simplify administrative burdens.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||The student will be able to analyse computing requirements and select appropriate server deployments to meet business needs.||
- Demonstrate the ability to gather or read customer specifications
- Use knowledge and understanding of operating systems to propose appropriate and effective solutions to the requirements
|2.||The student will formulate solutions to simplify and automate the deployment and management of desktop computers||
- Demonstrate their understanding of the available management tools
- Use tools to write scripts or manage deployments
|3.||The student should evaluate the benefits of new technologies to determine whether their deployment would be beneficial.||
- Evaluate their proposals in terms of effectiveness, impact and disruption
- Based on their analysis make a recommendation on whether to proceed
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Case study based assignment||Formal Unseen Examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Minasi M, Gibson D, Finn A, and Henry W (2010) Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, John Wiley & Sons.
McBee J and Elfassy D (2010) Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 John Wiley & Sons.
Ghori A (2009) Red HatŪ Certified Technician & Engineer (RHCT and RHCE) Training Guide and Administrator's Reference, Global Village Publishing
Tanenbaum A.S. (2007) Modern Operating Systems: International Version 3 Edition, Pearson Education
Tanenbaum A.S. and Woodhull A.S. (2008) Operating Systems Design and Implementation 3 edition, Pearson Education.
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