Service Architecture Operations
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT3003 - 10 ECTS


IMT1031 Fundamental Programming

On the basis of

IMT2571 Data Modelling and Database Systems and IMT2xxx Computer Networks

Expected learning outcomes


The candidate

- has broad knowledge of service architectures

- has broad knowledge of issues related performance and scalability

- knows how to achieve high availability and security


The candidate

- can deploy and maintain databases and web applications

- can deploy and maintain mechanisms for high availability (load balancing and database replication)

- can do performance measurements of storage architectures, databases and web servers, and apply statistical analysis on the resulting data

- can apply caching in different layers of the application stack for improved performance

- can design and implement a system backup and restore

General competence:

The candidate

- has insight into how to reuse existing designs and best practice patterns in system administration

- has insight into how to troubleshoot in service architectures


  • Cloud computing and cloud system administration
  • Service architectures
  • Automation
  • Databases and web applications
  • High availability
  • Patching and upgrading
  • Data storage
  • Backup and Restore
  • Statistics
  • Performance
  • Monitoring and Capacity planning

Teaching Methods

Group works
Laboratory work
Net Support Learning
Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal examinor. Eksternal examinor periodically, every five years.
Next time: spring 2018

Re-sit examination

Written exam re-sit in August.

Tillatte hjelpemidler

Code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.

Teaching Materials

Thomas A. Limoncelli ,Strata R. Chalup,Christina J. Hogan. "The Practice of Cloud System Administration", Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (September 13, 2014).

+ hand-outs

Replacement course for

IMT3441 Database and Application Administration