DCSG1001 - Infrastructure: Basic skills


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours D

Course content

-IT History


-Operating System

-Data Communication

-Command Line Interface

-Machine Virtualization and Various Virtualization Platforms

-Introduction to Cloud Services

-User Management

-Access Control and Rights

-Data Storage, Backup and Recovery


-Basic Log Analysis

Learning outcome


-The candidate has a basic understanding of hardware, operating systems virtualization and cloud solutions for both client and server use.

-The candidate has a basic understanding of computer networks.

-The candidate has a basic understanding of the historical development of the IT subject, especially in networking and system administration.


-The candidate can use command line interface on most commonly used operating systems.

-The candidate can implement basic solutions for data storage, backup, and recovery.

-The candidate can install, configure, cure, and upgrade operating system and software.

-The candidate can perform user administration and access control on most commonly used operating systems.

-The candidate can perform basic troubleshooting and log analysis on most commonly used operating systems.

General competence

-The candidate is aware of how IT automation affects organizations.

-The candidate is aware of the ethical and legal consequences of the distribution of roles within IT systems and data storage.

-The candidate is familiar with how IT systems in production are absolutely central to the behavior of organizations.


The course teaches fundamental knowledge regarding digital infrastructure and practical skills for managing digital infrastructure. Hence, the course contributes to following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SDG 8 "Decent work and economic growth" by preparing students to acquire practical skills for decent work in the future.

SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure" by preparing students to build and manage resilient digital infrastructures.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Tasks solving individually and in groups
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Kahoot competition

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

All three mandatory assignments/tests must be approved to sit for the exam. In the event of a postponed examination, the written examination may be changed to an oral examination. The resit exam is in August.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (BDIGSEC)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Bachelor's program in Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security.

Course materials

1. The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition, William Shotts.

The above book can be freely downloaded from

2. IT infrastructure Architecture - Infrastructure Building Blocks and Concepts, Third Edition, Sjaak Lann

This course will only cover a few part of this book, so you don't need to buy it. Everything you need to learn will be presented in our lecture slides.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRI1008 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
IDRI2001 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
DCST1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Information Security
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M411-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 2
S410 Smaragd 47
M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 7
S206 Smaragd 50
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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