Unix System Administration I
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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This course is designed for a student who has to manage a UNIX workstation without prior knowledge of the UNIX operating system. In this course, the student will be shown how to add new users to the system, how to set disk and file quotas for each user, how to schedule batch jobs using the cron facility, how to back up and restore data and, finally, how to install LINUX on a PC.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for the student who wants a good general introduction to UNIX System Administartion.
Learning and Teaching
This module includes a mix of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions. Each meeting starts with a lecture and finishes with a laboratory session. Coursework and AssessmentTo award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
During the course, you will be given a series of written class tests.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Introduction to the UNIX operating system
- Discussion of the significance of the User Identifier (UID) and Group Identifier (GID) in the user entry in the passwd file.
- Access control and the umask
- Adding users on a UNIX server setting disk and file quotas for users on a UNIX server
- Backing up and restoring data.
- Moving a user’s home directory on a UNIX server.
- Scheduling batch jobs using the cron facility backing up and restoring data.
- Monitoring users on a server.
- Simple installation of a UNIX operating system.
- Installation of LINUX on a PC.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening.
Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.