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Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures (ICT171)

Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description We live in an increasingly online and connected world. Beyond our desktop computers, tablets and smart phones exist the servers, software and back-end infrastructure that store our files, send our email, deliver the World Wide Web and implement social networking. Students will implement Windows and Linux servers in 'bare-metal', virtual and cloud environments. Issues examined are associated with large scale computing resources, storage, backup, disaster recovery, management, costs, legislation and whether to deliver in-house or to outsource.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

1. Identify the types and characteristics of server based infrastructure and applications.
2. Implement servers and applications using physical and virtualised infrastructure.
3. Install and configure a Windows or Linux server.
4. Maintain their own desktop environment and support the modelling and investigation of locally virtualised environments.
5. Determine an appropriate server solution and environment to meet client needs.
Timetabled Learning Activities Computer laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is driven by extensive hands-on activities. These activities are accompanied by readings and recorded lectures that expand on the concepts, issues and decisions that are associated with the activity. In this way the theory elements of the unit never stray far from the hands-on activities. It is hoped that students will learn by doing rather than merely remembering.
Other Learning Experiences Weekly video lectures.
During the semester students build their own cloud-based server.
Assessment There are four assessments in this unit.
Engagement - 10%
Report - 20%
Wiki/Blog - 30%
Examination - 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Cyber Security and Forensics (BSc) [New in 2014]
Internetworking and Network Security (BSc) [New in 2014]
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Appears in these Minors Computer Forensics and Computer Security
Computer Forensics and Information Security Policy
Network Security
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures (ICT1711) - as for ICT171 except as follows
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
Description We live in an increasingly online and connected world. Beyond our desktop computers, tablets and smart phones exist the servers, software and back-end infrastructure that store our files, send our email, deliver the World Wide Web and implement social networking. Students will implement Windows and Linux servers in 'bare-metal', virtual and cloud environments. Issues examined are associated with large scale computing resources, storage, backup, disaster recovery, management, costs, legislation and whether to deliver in-house or to outsource.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Identify the types and characteristics of server based infrastructure and applications.
2. Implement servers and applications using physical and virtualised infrastructure.
3. Install and configure a Windows or Linux server.
4. Maintain their own desktop environment and support the modelling and investigation of locally virtualised environments.
5. Determine an appropriate server solution and environment to meet client needs.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 * 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is driven by extensive hands-on activities. These activities are accompanied by readings and lectures that expand on the concepts, issues and decisions that are associated with the activity. In this way the theory elements of the unit never stray far from the hands-on activities. It is hoped that students will learn by doing rather than merely remembering.
Other Learning Experiences During the semester students build their own cloud-based server.
Assessment There are four assessments in this unit. Engagement - 10% Report - 20% Wiki/Blog - 30% Examination - 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Diploma of Information Technology [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
ICT171
Dr David Murray
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2723
e: D.Murray@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.021 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
ICT1711
Mr Terry Koziniec
Lecturer Telecommunications Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2797
e: t.koziniec@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.022 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
ICT171

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr David Murray
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2723
e: D.Murray@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.021 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
ICT171

DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
Mr Terry Koziniec
Lecturer Telecommunications Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2797
e: t.koziniec@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.022 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
ICT1711

DUBAI-ISC: TSD-Internal
Mr Terry Koziniec
Lecturer Telecommunications Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2797
e: t.koziniec@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.1.022 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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