COURSE NUMBER & TITLE:CSC-312 Topics in Information Technology
PREREQUISITES:CSC 311 Fundamentals of Networking
This is an intermediate-level course for students who are interested in Networking. This course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills that an effective network administrator must possess. It provides an overview of the essential TCP/IP protocols, and discusses how to properly configure and manage the network services based on these protocols (including DNS, DHCP, AD/LDAP directory services, print and file servers, NFS/NIS, and routing services). It also has a hands-on lab component for students to learn how to setup, configure, troubleshoot, and administer these network services in both Windows and Linux/Solaris environments.
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The Department of Computer Science is located in Suite 320 Robinson Technology Center. The individual faculty offices are located within the suite.
This is an elective course for the BS.ITE Information Technology curriculum. It is designed as an intermediate-level course for students who are interested in Networking. Given the role of the Networking professional to select, design, deploy, integrate, and administer network and communication infrastructures in an organization, an effective network administrator must possess the knowledge and skills to properly design, configure, and manage an ever increasingly complex list of essential network services in a more and more divergent and heterogeneous enterprise network and computing environment. This course will introduce students to the complexity of network administration, and provide them with comprehensive hands-on learning opportunities to build a solid foundation in the Networking field.
|Review of TCP/IP|
Text1 (Ch. 1 & 2)
|Overview of Network Services – Windows|
Text1 (Ch. 3)
|Overview of Network Services – Linux/Solaris
Planning for Network Services
Text2 (Ch. 3 & 4)
|Basic TCP/IP Configuration – Windows, Linux/Solaris|
Text1 (Ch. 4)
Text2 (Ch. 5 & 6)
|DNS Services - Windows|
Text1 (Ch. 6)
|DNS Services – Linux/Solaris|
Text2 (Ch. 8)
|Review and Labs|
|DHCP Services - Windows|
Text1 (Ch. 5)
|DHCP Services – Linux/Solaris|
Text2 (Ch. 9)
|Directory Services – Windows Active Directory|
Text1 (Ch. 7)
|Windows Domain Service, Print/File Server|
Text1 (Ch. 7)
|Network File Systems, Print/File Server – Linux/Solaris|
Text2 (Ch. 9)
|Routing Services – Linux/Solaris|
Text2 (Ch 7)
Text1 (Ch. 14)
Text2 (Ch. 13)
|Review and Labs|
Final Exam (Comprehensive)
Windows Lab Project
Linux/Solaris Lab Project
Quizzes, Labs & Homework Assignments
Attendance & Class Participation
90% or above
and below 60%
Late homework or lab assignments may be accepted but have general penalties of typical 10% of the total points for each day late. There will be no make-up exams. However, justified absences can be excused from grade evaluations. Incomplete grade may be permitted with university allowable or justifiable excuses.
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