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Planning, Auditing and Maintaining Enterprise Systems (Coursera)

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.

Who is this class for: This course is for those who want to understand and implement strong policies that are not necessarily technical in nature. This course will help those looking to design a disaster recovery plan or system assessment meet their criteria for auditing purposes.

Course 4 of 4 in the Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization



Critical first steps in System Management

This module covers the essentials of what you need to look at first in system management

Graded: Critical First Steps


Planning for an enterprise system environment

How do enterprises deploy systems? They plan!

Graded: Planning


Auditing systems in the enterprise

Once a system is planned and built, it’s now time to continuously monitor and audit the systems.

Graded: Auditin


Maintaining systems in the enterprise

Systems need on-going maintenance. Understanding what to maintain is key in providing a well running service or system.

Graded: Maintenance


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.

Graded: Understanding and writing organizational policies