ESSENTIALS OF IT AND NETWORKING [30 hours]
This module enables students to articulate the basic concept of computer technology and networking. It covers PC hardware and software and networking fundamentals as well as understanding of network conceptual model like the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model. It also covers basic understanding of the Ethernet protocol standard.
OPERATING SYSTEMS [30 hours]
This module enables students to articulate the fundamental concepts of operating systems with a focus on the important features and functions of an operating system. These include the management of memory space and peripheral devices, file management and system security requirements. Students will also be exposed to different types of operating systems such as Windows and Linux.
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION [30 hours]
This module enables students to administer Operating Systems (OS) such as Linux and Windows. Students are exposed to various OS system directories and files. Basic OS admin commands like file navigation and setting of file permission for various users will be covered. Other topics includes OS process management.
SCRIPT PROGRAMMING [30 hours]
This module enables students to apply the fundamental knowledge of scripting technologies, especially bash shell scripts. Shell variables and their usage will be discussed. Students are also taught how to construct and execute a shell program script. Basic programming constructs like repetition and conditional statements as well as interactive script will be covered.
IT SYSTEMS SUPPORT PROJECT [60 hours]
This module enables students to demonstrate their industry-relevant skills in the area of IT Networks and System Administration. Students are required to apply the knowledge learnt to the project works. They will develop script program to automate routine system administrative functions. Setup of computer systems with appropriate network addressing is also included.