COIT20266 - Systems Security Administration

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills in planning and administrating computer systems and network services. You will extend your information and network security technical skills by learning how to design and implement core technical security infrastructure. You will learn topics such as managing computer and network servers, hardening operating systems and network services, and the development of security administration policies and procedures. Through laboratory tasks you will gain practical experience in system and security administration in virtualised, online computer environments.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Pre-requisite: COIT20261 Network Routing and Switching
Anti-requisite: COIT20232 Security Infrastructure Administration

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2019

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Report 15%
2. Report 25%
3. Project (applied) 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply industry best practices to administer computer systems and network services
  2. Design secure enterprise network server configurations and change control procedures
  3. Propose security controls, procedures and policies that meet the need of stakeholders in enterprise network systems
  4. Assess emerging techniques for security infrastructure design
  5. Apply industry codes of ethics to inform professional practice.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
  • Security Administration (SCAD)
  • Network Support (NTAS)
  • Systems Installation/Decommissioning (HSIN)
  • IT Management (ITMG)
  • Systems Design (DESN)
  • System Integration (SINT)
  • Technical Specialism (TECH)
  • Information Security (SCTY)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Report
2 - Report
3 - Project (applied)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Report
2 - Report
3 - Project (applied)