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INFO603 – Systems Administration

Module code
Module title
Systems Administration
To enable students to gain the skills and knowledge required to effectively install, configure, troubleshoot and administer a Microsoft Windows Server.
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of Windows Server versions, Active Directory, account management, resource access, data storage, printing, remote access services, Windows Server security and network services.
2. Configure the Windows Server environment, Active Directory account management, Resource access, printing, data storage, remote access services and windows server security.
3. Manage and troubleshoot network services, resource access and system reliability/availability.
- Window Servers Versions
- Hardware requirements
- Features
- Resource access
- Folder and file security
- File system
- Disk quotas
- Printing
- Network printing operation
- Print management tools
- Local and shared printers
- Print jobs
- Data storage
- Disk management
- Fault tolerance
- Storage spaces
- Disk backup
- Network Services
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
- Domain Name Server (DNS)
- IIS web server
- Active Directory (AD) and account management
- AD Containers
- User account management
- Security group management
- Windows server security
- Security features
- Group policy
- Security policies
- AD rights management
- Drive encryption
- Windows Firewall
- System reliability and availability
- Problem solving strategies
- Boot problems
- Event Viewer
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
Students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests. Additionally, students must achieve 50% overall for the module, in order to receive a passing grade.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Computer network Lab with local administrator rights
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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