INFO603 – Systems Administration

Module code
Module title
Systems Administration
To enable students to gain the skills and knowledge required to effectively plan, install and administer a Microsoft Windows Server.
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Apply knowledge of networking, including reference models, addressing, cabling, wireless, protocols, topologies, security, industry networking standards, LAN and WAN devices
Apply knowledge of network services includingDNS, ARP, application layer protocols, printing, and authentication.

-Exploring networks:
-LAN and WAN topologies
-The changing network environment
-Network models:
-The Seven layer OSI model
-TCP/IP model
-Network protocols and communication includes:
-Rules of communication
-Network protocols
-Ethernet technologies:
-Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre technologies
-Router and Switch networking configuration:
-Physically cabling a network
-Basic router and switch command line interface configuration
-Network troubleshooting tools
-IP Addressing and subnetting:
-IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing
-Fixed length subnetting

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
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
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.