OPS435 - Open System Automation

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Subject Title
Open System Automation

Subject Description
This is an introductory programming course designed specifically for system and network administrators. Students will learn generally-applicable programming concepts and techniques using the Python programming language. Following an introduction to fundamental programming principles the students will write software to automate deployment and configuration tasks over a network.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CTY Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Design algorithms to solve simple problems which require input/output, conditions, and loops.
2. Design and implement functions in order to avoid code duplication, while avoiding the use of global variables.
3. Read and write data from/to plain-text and binary files.
4. Write code that handles expected and unexpected errors during execution.
5. Use a programming language debugger to speed up locating errors in the code.
6. Apply knowledge of established and new development tools to write deployable code efficiently.
7. Automate deployment and configuration tasks (e.g. to deploy and migrate software applications and user configuration) using a programming language with a configuration management tool.
8. Assess, select, and use appropriate tools and techniques to develop and maintain administrative scripts and task automation.
9. Provide clear and accurate comments in the source code.

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