Good system management not only requires managing the systems themselves, but requires careful planning to make systems interact with each other, auditing of the systems once the systems are built, and proactive maintenance of all systems. Organizations also rely on organizational policies, such as Acceptable Use Policies to bolster the technical aspect of system management.
This course explores many of the behind the scenes requirements of good system management. The first half of the course covers how to build security into system management process and the organization policies necessary for any enterprise to follow. The latter half of the course focuses on auditing and maintenance of systems once they have been designed, and implemented.
By the end of the course you should be able to design and construct organizational policies based on a set of requirements, audit a system based on those requirements, and make sure systems adhere technically to the set of requirements.
Critical first steps in System Management This module covers the essentials of what you need to look at first in system management
Planning for an enterprise system environment How do enterprises deploy systems? They plan!
Auditing systems in the enterprise Once a system is planned and built, it's now time to continuously monitor and audit the systems.
Maintaining systems in the enterprise Systems need on-going maintenance. Understanding what to maintain is key in providing a well running service or system.
Organizational Policies - Project This is the course project. Organizational policies are a necessity for an enterprise or organization. This module allow you to develop what you have learned.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.