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Networked Systems Administration

Code 11470
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Informatics
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes - Offer a general perspective of the communication services diversity;
- Know the workings of the underlying protocols of communication services;
- Enable students to install, operation, and maintenance of systems and corresponding communication services.
At the end of this course unit a student should be able to know communication services and their operation mode.
Students should be able to perform the installation, operation, and maintenance of systems and corresponding communication services.
Syllabus Introduction to Networked Systems Administration
Components of a Systems
Linux Systems Management: Execution Levels and Services, Representation and creation of Users and Groups; Quota Management; TCP/IP configuration; Log Management; Task Scheduling; Kernel, Modules and Boot Loaders, File Systems, Backups, Servers.
Network Services: DNS (Domain Name System), NTP (Network Time Protocol), DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), Servidor WWW Apache, Email, NFS (Network File System), VPN access.
Linux as Router and Firewall.
Monitoring and managing systems
Main Bibliography IT Infrastructure Architecture - Infrastructure Building Blocks and Concepts, Sjaak Laan (Author), Lulu, 2nd Edition, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-1291250794, 438 pages. 

Principles of Network and System Administration, Mark Burgess (Author), Wiley, 2nd Edition, 2004, ISBN-13: 978-0470868072, 646 pages. Pdf available here 

Gestão de Redes e Sistemas em Linux, Jorge Granjal (Autor), FCA - Editora de Informática, 2010, ISBN: 978-972-722-784-6, 520 Páginas.
The Practice of System and Network Administration, Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2nd Edition, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0321492661, 1056 pages. Pdf available here 

Fernando Pereira, “LINUX – Curso Completo”, 5ª Edição, FCA - Editora de Informática, 2005.
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Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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