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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Managing Enterprise Computer Systems
Module Code CA114
School School of Computing

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Stephen BlottOffice NumberL1.11
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module equips students with the basic skills necessary to administer modern enterprise operating systems. The syllabus includes the installation and configuration of software packages, starting and stopping services, signals, configuration of network interfaces, management of user accounts, shell scripting, file systems and conventional file system layouts, backups, standard operating system tools and the troubleshooting of operating system issues.

Learning Outcomes

1. download, install, configure, upgrade and remove system software packages, including starting and stopping daemon services
2. use the command shell to administer a Unix-like operating system, including basic shell commands, the Unix manual, and a text editor
3. write short shell scripts to automate simple repetitive and scheduled tasks
4. create and remove user accounts, including the allocation and deallocation of resources
5. locate files accurately and correctly within standard files system hierarchies
6. maintain basic system backups and restore lost or corrupted files
7. use standard shell tools within short shell scripts
8. use standard shell tools to troubleshoot operating systems issues and to rectify those issues

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Weekly lectures
Laboratory24Weekly Laboratory Exercises and Tests
Independent Study77No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Lecture Slides
All slides used in lectures will be made available to students

Web Tutorials
Students will be directed towards such online tutorials and other resources as will aid their learning

System Manual Pages
Students will be directed towards online system manual pages and other resources as will aid their learning

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    BSSAStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
    BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
    ECBSc in Enterprise Computing
    ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
    ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
    HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
    HMSAOStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)
    SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
    SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)