CISC202 Network Administration

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Computer/Information Science

I. Course Number and Title
CISC202 Network Administration
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
CISC128 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
A comprehensive departmental final examination is given.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This is a first course in the technology of networking with personal computers. This course provides the students with an Introduction to Local Area Networks (LAN), their components, planning installation, and usage. Students will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in lab exercises using a network.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. describe modern network pathways and protocols;
      2. implement X.500-based directory services, and plan, implement, manage, and troubleshoot rights for files and folders in the file system and for object classes in the directory services tree;
      3. recognize the file services components particularly volumes and mapping of drive letters to volumes, file and directory attributes, and file system security;
      4. manage the creation and login security of user objects and configure the user workstation environment using login scripts and user policies; and
      5. identify and implement queue-based and distributed network printing services.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Defining Network System Components
      1. Local Area Networks and the Internet
      2. Network Components and Services - file services, print services application services
      3. Network Entities - workstations, servers, disk storage, printers
      4. Network Pathways - cables, topologies, Network Interface Cards
      5. Protocols - IPX/SPX, TCP/IP, NetBEUI/NetBIOS

    2. X.500 Directory Services
      1. Tree concept and context within the tree
      2. Object classes and properties of the objects
      3. Partitions and replicas
      4. Security - trustee assignments, inheritance
      5. Utilities for managing the tree - Command line, Windows, Internet

    3. Designing the File System
      1. Components - disk partitions, volumes, folders and sub-folders
      2. Mapping drive letters to network volumes
      3. Introduction to backups
      4. File system security - trustee assignments, inheritance, effective rights, attributes
      5. Utilities for managing files - Command line, Windows, Internet

    4. Managing Users and Login Security
      1. Creating users - groups, templates, importing
      2. Login security - passwords and other account restrictions
      3. Utilities for user management - Command line, Windows, Internet

    5. Configuring the User Workstation Environment
      1. Login scripts
      2. Introduction to remote management

    6. Network Printing
      1. The queue-based printing model
      2. Novell Distributed Printing Services (NDPS)
      3. Planning and implementing the printing environment
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. The assessment of Course Learning Goals is based on written tests, labs, and other assignments, as well as performance-based tasks as appropriate, and a departmental final exam.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 11/02; Revised 6/09