2 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 180-minute laboratory weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR9921 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Computer skills such as can be obtained in COMP2711 Computer Programming 2, ENGR2881 Computer Networks or COMP2812 Operating Systems.
Topic description

This topic provides practical experience in using command line interfaces on networked systems.

This topic covers programming techniques and tools used to administer standalone and networked computer systems, including the use of scripting languages and programs to automate everyday administrative tasks, and to monitor and control running systems and the use of administrative programs and tools to monitor and adjust system performance and capacity.

Educational aims

Students will gain a demonstrated ability to work with File permissions, IPv4, IPv6, firewalls/security, ports, ethernet, switching/routing, file sharing, SSL/TLS, Firmware updates, OS maintenance/updates, ID management, authentication/passwords, local/global OpenID, LDAP, Unix and Windows scripting, C programming.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the components necessary for keeping a network running smoothly
  2. Analyse network problems using appropriate monitoring techniques
  3. Apply administrative tools to monitor and control networks
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of tools to maintain network performance and capacity
  5. Create scripts and programs for Unix and Windows systems to automate everyday tasks