System Administration
2009-2010 - IMT3292 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

Students who have passed this course should know by heart the concepts scalability, redundancy, security and policy-based system administration, and be able to

- administrate users, computers, networks and software
- plan and implement a simple, stable and scalable infrastructure
and in such an infrastructure be able to
- detect and solve errors
- automate standard sysadm tasks
- manage basic security requirements
- document properly
- provide support to users and the organization


- Perl programming
- Planning an infrastructure
- Installation and configuration of operating systems
- Installation and configuration of standard services (dns, mail, www)
- User administration
- Automating sysadm tasks
- Tuning and problem solving
- Monitoring
- Security

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

An overall evaluation based on a 100 point scale, where mid-term exam counts 33 points, project work counts 34 points and final exam counts 33 points. Conversion from 100 point scale to A-F scale according to recommended conversion table. In specific circumstances, emneansvarlig can slightly adjust the limits in the conversion table to enforce compatibility with the qualitative descriptions on the A-F scale.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

To be announced.