DCST1001 - 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 E

Course content

  • IT History
  • Hardware
  • Operating System
  • Data Communication
  • Command Line Interface
  • Machines Virtualization and Various Virtualization Platforms
  • Introduction to Cloud Services
  • User Management
  • Access Control and Rights
  • Data Storage, Backup and Recovery
  • Troubleshooting
  • Basic Log Analysis

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The candidate:

  • has a basic understanding of hardware, operating systems virtualization and cloud solutions for both client and server use.
  • has a basic understanding of computer networks
  • has a basic understanding of the historical development of the IT subject, especially in networking and system administration.

Skills - The candidate:

  • can use command line interface on most commonly used operating systems.
  • can implement basic solutions for data storage, backup, and recovery.
  • can install, configure, cure, and upgrade operating system and software.
  • can perform user administration and access control on most commonly used operating systems.
  • 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.
  • is aware of the ethical and legal consequences of the distribution of roles within IT systems and data storage.
  • is familiar with how IT systems in production are absolutely central to the behavior of organizations.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Three mandatory exercises (approved / not approved)
  • Task solution individually and in groups
  • Lab exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory Assignments

Further on evaluation

All three mandatory exercises must be approved before candidates can take the exam.

In the event of a postponed examination, the written examination may be changed to an oral examination.

The postponed 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

Information is given in LMS before semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRI1008 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
IDRI2001 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
DCSG1001 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 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 E 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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