Unix System Administration II
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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This course assumes a good knowledge of the topics covered in Unix System Administration I. Students will be shown how to partition a disk, how to implement a Network File System, how to control services on their workstation, how to remove and install software packages and how to create system start up scripts.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed to extend the student’s knowledge of Unix System Administration.
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 Assessment
To 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.
- Use of Network File System (NFS)
- Use of accounting facilities
- Use of remote printers
- Discussion of hard and soft links
- Partitioning disks
- Installing and removing software packages
- Controlling services on a server
- Use of secure shell
- Tailored creation installation of a UNIX operating system.
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 http://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 http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.