COMP06200 2015 Systems Administration

General Details

Full Title
Systems Administration
Transcript Title
Computer Systems and Hardware 2
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Fiona Mitchell, Paul Flynn, Drew Lang
Programme Membership
SG_KCOMP_H08 201500 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KCOMP_G06 201500 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing SG_KCOMP_G07 201500 Bachelor of Science in Computing SG_KCOMP_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

This subject aims to provide students with the necessary skills to to carry out Network Administrator tasks with the Windows Command Line Interface. To provide students with the necessary skills to install, configure and troubleshoot System Storage Technologies.



Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


The student will be able to identify and describe Storage Technologies


The student will be able to explain and configure RAID 0, 1, and 5 Arrays


The student will be able to identify and describe the workings of Command Line Interface.


The student will be able to carry out Network Administrator and Disk Management Tasks on Storage devices using Windows Command Line Interface.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of storage and Command Line concepts and allow students to experiment with network behaviour. Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed by configuring and troubleshooting Computer Hardware throughout the module using the following technologies: Storage Technologies and Command Line Interface.

The students will undertake regular assessments using Computer Hardware equipment.

The students will undertake regular assessments and the students will take a written exam and end of term.

Repeat Assessments

To do.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Storage Technologies

Identify and describe storage devices 

• External
      • USB
      • Firewire
      • eSATA
      • Ethernet

• Internal
       • SATA and SCSI
       • Hard drives
       • Solid state/flash drives
       • Tape drive
       • Media capacity


• Partitions and Disks

         • Create primary partitions.

         • Create extended partitions.

         • Create volumes on Basic primary partitions and extended partitions.

         • Upgrade a basic disk to a dynamic disk.

         • Formating Disks on FAT32 / NTFS File System 

         • Converting a FAT32 File System to a NTFS File System.

         • Create dynamic volumes.



         • Identify and explain RAID and RAID levels

         • Select the appropriate RAID level to meet customer requirements.

         • Configure RAID 0, 1, and 5 arrays.


2. Command Line Interface

• Explain the operation of the command-line interface

• Execute fundamental commands from the command line interface

Identify processes running by: PID, USERS, SIZE, linked DLL files

Shut proccess, force shut

Shut single or  multiple instances of proccess

Inverstigate if file are digitially signed

Investiage unknown proccesses, find out what services they run, stored location etc ..

List services running on PC

Identify services with attached proccesses and users

connect to networks

connect to networks and ensure network reconnects at logon for users

Add static entries to arp tables 

• Manipulate files and folders from the command line


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation using practical tests in Lab during module Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Multiple Choice Ongoing Multiple choice Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Systems Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Offsite Self Directed Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2008-06-14 Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, 2nd Edition Microsoft Press
ISBN 0735622620 ISBN-13 9780735622623

Now updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this practical, pocket-sized reference delivers ready answers for using Windows command-line tools to manage multiple clients and servers. Its packed with hundreds of examples that show you how to run, use, schedule, and script Windows commands, support tools, and Resource Kit toolswithout touching the GUI. Written by a well-known author of more than two dozen computer booksand featuring easy-to-read tables, lists, and step-by step instructionsthis POCKET CONSULTANT delivers fast, accurate information on the spot.

Recommended Reading
2010 Windows Command-Line Administrators Pocket Consultant (PRO-Administrator's Pocket Consultant) Microsoft Press

Recommended Reading
2010-09-28 Windows Command Line Administration Instant Reference Sybex
ISBN 047065046X ISBN-13 9780470650462

The perfect companion to any book on Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7, and the quickest way to access critical information

Focusing just on the essentials of command-line interface (CLI), Windows Command-Line Administration Instant Reference easily shows how to quickly perform day-to-day tasks of Windows administration without ever touching the graphical user interface (GUI). Specifically designed for busy administrators, Windows Command-Line Administration Instant Reference replaces many tedious GUI steps with just one command at the command-line, while concise, easy to access answers provide solutions on the spot.

  • Provides practical examples, step-by-step instructions, and contextual information
  • Quick-reference style delivers the commands needed for managing data and the network; working with Active Directory; performing diagnostics and maintenance; and, creating batch files and scripts
  • Covers administration for Windows Server 2008 Server Core, Windows Server 2008 (including R2), and Windows 7

Administrators can get more done in less time with CLI than they can with the standard GUI. Compact enough to keep on hand at all times, Windows Command-Line Administration Instant Reference provides administrators with a convenient, fast and simple way to use CLI.

Recommended Reading
2010 Windows Command-Line Administration Instant Reference Paperback John Wiley :-:- Sons

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources





Other Resources

Packet Tracer


Virtual PC


Additional Information