CISC203 Advanced Network Administration

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

I. Course Number and Title
CISC203 Advanced Network Administration
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
3000 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC202 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
A comprehensive departmental final is given.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a continuation of CISC202. Topics include multi-server/multi-protocol networks, management strategies, network performance enhancements, remote management, and preventive maintenance. Students will enhance their working knowledge through participation of hands-on lab exercises using a network. Students will complete a network design project.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. successfully install a network operation system;
      2. establish a plan for network performance;
      3. build a reliable interface with other networks or computer systems; and
      4. perform a comprehensive analysis of major networking products.

    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. physical and logical components of a computer network
    2. functionality, benefits, and features of Netware x in relation to other Network Operating Systems
    3. Novell NetWare x and open source network operating system installations
    4. NetWare client
    5. console commands
    6. server startup files
    7. composition, benefits, and working of a LDAP-based directory service
    8. Novell Internet printing routines
    9. printer problems
    10. use of Java-based utilities to access network files and directories to achieve remote management and to maintain licenses
    11. backup and restoration procedures using 3rd party software and imaging software
    12. Netware x utilization of Internet services in a secure environment
    13. management and installation of an e-mail system
    14. critical network pathways and protocols
  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
At least two hours per week will be devoted to presentation of text material and special projects. The remaining time will be used for extensive laboratory exercises and hands-on assignments.

Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

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