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Modiwl ICE-2801:
System Admin & Mainte

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Mr Andy Harbach

Amcanion cyffredinol

To provide a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles for System Administration. Students will develop skills to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems, and support professional practice within system administration. To provide practical experience of Linux server administration.

Cynnwys cwrs

Indicative content includes:

  • Understand the concepts and theories for system administration and the professional roles and responsibilities of different users / administrators.
  • Understanding the need for, adding, removing, and managing user accounts.
  • A practical use of Linux shell commands for system administration.
  • Server administration including general management, network configuration, firewalls, database servers, file shares, web servers, DNS, and system monitoring.
  • Backing up and restoring data.
  • Practical understanding of process lists and resources. Understanding resources (filesystem, CPU). Monitoring users on server. Knowing when a system requires maintenance.
  • Maintenance contracts. Deployment. Ethics. Understanding risks of performing an action. Automating routine tasks. Applying service packs and patches. System logs.
  • Introduction to data protection and information security relating to system administration.

Meini Prawf


Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.


Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.


Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Configure, manage, and maintain a multi-user *nix-like system and environment.

  2. Employ foundational skills to efficiently utilise a *nix-style OS, including scripting for automation.

  3. Understand the roles and responsibilities and the main processes of system administration.

  4. Understand clients and their respective servers, and support usage of them.

  5. Understand the importance of good security, and data protection, apply this to a systems administration role.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS Installation and configuration of software 20
PRAWF DOSBARTH Class tests 45
GWAITH CWRS Shell scripting assignment 15
GWAITH CWRS Case Study 20

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu


Interactive revision sessions covering practical use of Linux for class tests and theory for the examination.

Private study

Completing lab work, revising material in preparation for the class tests and examination. Reading around the subject area.


Formal lectures covering theory and demonstrating practical topics.


Practical sessions using Linux. Includes three class tests and an assignment.


Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Solve problems logically and systematically;
  • Systematically review factors affecting the implementation of a project, including safety and sustainability;
  • Access and synthesize information and literature sources;
  • Use both verbal and written communication skills to different target audiences;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with relevant subject specific and general computer software packages.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current advances and contemporary approaches in the discipline and have strategies for keeping that awareness current;
  • Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
  • Use of such knowledge in modelling and design
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Analyse if/how a system meets current and future requirements
  • Deploy theory in design, implementation and evaluation of systems
  • Recognise legal, social, ethical & professional issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic issues
  • Deploy tools effectively
  • Knowledge of information security issues
  • Specify, design or construct computer-based systems
  • Evaluate systems in terms of quality and trade-offs
  • Deploy systems to meet business goals
  • Specify, deploy, verify and maintain information systems
  • Specify, deploy, verify and maintain computer-based systems


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