Management and Information Technology


CMPT 41013

System Administration and Maintenance

Status : Core Pre-requisite : None Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of systems administration and maintenance in operational environment.
  • Distinguish between server and client services.
  • Explain the need for policies governing IT systems.
  • Install and configure servers and services.
  • Install, configure and maintain applications.
  • Identify and carryout administrative activities required in an in operational environment.
  • Identify the responsibilities required to administrate various types of domains.

Operating systems: Installation, Configuration, Maintenance (service packs, patches, etc,), Server services (print, file, DHCP, DNS, FTP, HTTP, mail, SNMP, telnet), Client services; Application: Installation, Configuration, Maintenance (service packs, patches, etc,), Server services (database, web, network services, etc,), Client services, Support; Administrative Activities: Content management and deployment, Server administration and management, User and group management, Backup management, Security management, Disaster recovery, Resource management, System support, User support and education; Administrative Domains: Web domain, Network domain, Database domain, OS domain, Support domain.

Lectures, in-class discussion of cases, self-study.
End-of-course exam, in-class assignments, mini-project, Quizzes.

  1. List of recommended reading and reference material will be provided beginning of the semester.
  2. Additional reading material available in Virtual Learning Environment.