NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
700 PARK AVENUE * NORFOLK, VIRGINIA * 23504
Robinson Technology Center (RTC)
Office:: (757) 823-9454     Fax: (757) 823-9229
Email: CompSci@nsu.edu

Computer Science Courses

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE SYLLABUS

COURSE NUMBER & TITLE:
CSC-313   Network Administration
COURSE CREDITS:
3
PREREQUISITES:
CSC 311 Fundamentals of Networking or CSC 430 Data Communication
CO-REQUISITES:
See Instructor
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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, routing services, etc.). Students will learn how to setup, configure, troubleshoot, and administer these network services.

COURSE MATERIALS / REQUIRED TEXT(s) / SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS:
    Texts:
  • Network+ Guide to Networks, 5e by Tamara Dean, ISBN-10: 1423902459 ISBN-13: 9781423902454
  • Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator (EBOOK) by Ian McLean; Orin Thomas,
    Print ISBN-13:978-0-7356-4909-5
    Link located in Blackboard; sign into library with MyNSU username/password.

  • References:
  • Head First Networking (EBOOK), by Anderson, Benedetti, O‚ÄôReilly Media, Inc,
    Print ISBN-13:978-0-596-52155-4
    Link located in Blackboard
  • Windows Server 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and Services (EBOOK) by Joseph Davies,
    Print ISBN-13:978-0-7356-2447-4
    Link located in Blackboard

Purchase books/supplies Online at NSU Barnes & Nobles Bookstore (http://norfolkstate.bncollege.com)

COMPUTER SCIENCE OFFICE LOCATION:

The Department of Computer Science is located in Suite 320 Robinson Technology Center. The individual faculty offices are located within the suite.

COURSE RATIONALE:

This is an elective course for the BS.ITE Information Technology program. 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.

COURSE GOALS & INTENDED OUTCOMES

    The major goals of the course are to
  • Introduce students to a wide spectrum of TCP/IP based network services that are e ssential building blocks for networks and communication infrastructures.
  • Enable students to gain essential knowledge and skills in configuring and managing the essential network services in a complex, heterogeneous environment.

  • By the end of the course, students should be able to
  • Master basic IP addressing and subnetting for a small, simple network.
  • Perform basic TCP/IP network configuration
  • Perform advanced network services configuration
  • Configure basic routing services

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Review of TCP/IP
  • Overview of Network Services
  • Basic TCP/IP Configuration
  • DHCP Services
  • DNS Services
  • Web services
  • Routing Services
  • Security, Authentication, and Authorization
  • PRIMARY METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION / METHODS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS

    The primary method of instruction will be lectures by the instructor with examples, demonstrations and drills. Students will also participate through class and group discussions.

    GRADING STANDARDS

    Evaluaton
    Grading Scale
    Attendance
    10%
    A:
    90 - 100
    Projects
    25%
    B+:
    87 - 89
    Quizzes & Homework
    25%
    B:
    80 - 86
    Mid-Term Exam
    20%
    C+:
    77 - 79
    Final Exam
    20%
    C:
    70 - 76
     
    D+:
    67 - 69
     
    D:
    60 - 66
     
    F:
    Below 60

    The instructor reserves the right to revise the grading criteria as appropriate and will make reasonable attempts to notify students

    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STANDARDS

    CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY
    The Computer Science Department adheres to the University Policy on class attendance.

    SCHOOL-WIDE TUTORING SERVICES STATEMENT

    The college of Science, Engineering, and Technology provides tutoring services through the STARS Tutoring Center for those NSU student who may be experiencing difficulties in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Technology and Physics courses. The STARS office is located in Suite 100, RTC. This service is free of charge and provided to NSU students only. You can access information about this service by going to http://stars.nsu.edu.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) STATEMENT

    In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, we ask if you have a disability or think you have a disability, please contact O.A.S.I.S., the Office of Accessibility Services, upon registration at Norfolk State University to confidentially discuss any accommodation needs.

      Audrey M. Wells, Coordinator, O.A.S.I.S.
      Office of Accessibility Services and International Student Services
      Norfolk State University, 700 Park Ave., Student Services Center, Suite 110, Norfolk, VA. 23504
      Phone: 757-823-8325, Fax: 757-823-2640, Email: amwells@nsu.edu

    UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT STATEMENT

    As part of NSU's commitment to provide the environment and resources needed for success, students may be required to participate in a number of university-wide assessment activities. The activities may include tests, surveys, focus groups and interviews, and portfolio reviews. The primary purpose of the assessment activities is to determine the extent to which the university's programs and services maintain a high level of quality and meet the needs of students. Students will not be identified in the analysis of results. Unless indicated otherwise by the instructor, results from University assessment activities will not be computed in student grades.

    WRITING COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT

    All first-time freshmen and readmitted students entering Fall 2001 and thereafter and transfer students entering Fall 2002 and thereafter are required to take an exit examination to assess writing competency. After completing ENG 102, students must register for ENG 299 (no credit, no charge) until successfully passing the Examination of Writing Competency. Degree-seeking students at the baccalaureate level are required to take the writing examination before completing 90 semester hours. Associate degree-seeking students must take the exam no later than one semester prior to the anticipated date of graduation. For more information, refer tot he NSU Undergraduate catalog.

    UNIVERSITY WIDE & COURSE-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

      Information Technology Literacy
    • Learning foundation skills (hardware, software, and operating systems).

      Critical Thinking
    • Solving problems utilizing application software from a narrative description.
    • Knowing the appropriate software application to apply to a specific task.

      Laboratory
    • Demonstrating proficiency in utilizing software applications.
    CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICY

    A student is expected to attend all classes. The student assumes all responsibility for work missed due to an absence. Make-up work may be permitted at the discretion of the instructor. Refer to the NSU Student Handbook (https://www.nsu.edu/Assets/websites/student-affairs/student-handbook/NSU-Student-Handbook.pdf)

    NSU EMAIL ACCOUNT

    In an effort to keep student informed about Norfolk State University updates and account information, students must check their official NSU email account frequently. You may access your official NSU email account through the MyNSU portal at https://www.nsu.edu/mynsu/index. Once there, follow instructions provided to login to the MyNSU portal (NOTE: you access your NSU email from within the MyNSU portal).

    DISCLAIMER: The instructor reserves the right to revise the syllabus as appropriate and will make reasonable attempts to notify students.