DCST1005 - Infrastructure: secure core services


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

  • Private and public cloud solutions
  • Security challenges that are specific to cloud solutions
  • Tools for managing cloud solutions
  • Installation and availability
  • Infrastructure migration
  • Surveillance
  • Centralized logging
  • Catalog services
  • Identity management, authentication and authorization
  • Basic performance analysis

Learning outcome


  • K1: The candidate has a basic understanding of the technology in private and public cloud solutions, including migration of infrastructures across platforms
  • K2: The candidate has broad knowledge of various methods and tools for monitoring infrastructures
  • K3: The candidate has broad knowledge of security challenges in cloud solutions


  • S1: The candidate can use the most used tools for managing cloud solutions
  • S2: The candidate can perform basic setup for automated installation and provisioning (provisioning)
  • S3: The candidate can perform centralized logging and monitoring with associated incident management processes
  • S4: The candidate can plan and perform basic setup of directory services and centralized solutions for identity management, authentication and authorization
  • S5: The candidate can perform basic configuration management and software updates in cloud-based infrastructures
  • S6: The candidate can perform simple performance appraisals

General competence

  • G1: The candidate is aware of the advantages and disadvantages of using cloud-based infrastructures in different organizations
  • G2: The candidate can convey operational terminology, both orally and in writing
  • G3: The candidate knows how the risk picture of organizations can be affected by the choice of different IT solutions

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, project work, problem solving individually and in groups, lab exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit for the written exam in August. Written exam might be changed to oral exam for the re-sit exam. Re-take of project only during ordinary semester.

Re-sit and improvement of exam or project is possible without re-take of entire course.

Exam will be in Norwegian. Exam can be answered in English or Norwegian (Bokmål/Nynorsk).

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the study program Bachelor of Science in Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security is required.

Course materials

Information will be posted in LMS when the semester starts

  • Videos
  • Written lessons
  • Excerpts from articles and books

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRI2001 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
DCSG1005 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-21 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 54
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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