Courses Catalogue

Network Administration & Configuration

COURSE CODE: ITE 3104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Computer), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Basic
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Justification/Rationale:

This course is designed to give the students’ knowledge of set up and managing computer networks. It covers network hardware and software (installing cards and cables, repeaters, hubs, routers, switches and bridges), network operating systems (Peer network OS, Windows 2000 and Windows NT workstations, client/server OS, Novell’s network, LINUX), server configuration, management and troubleshooting. Students experience a hands-on approach to system and network administration. General network and system administration is explored using two or more different operating systems.

Course description:

This course explores the practical elements of computer based system administration. Topics include: file management system, user management, connectivity, security, troubleshooting, archiving, backing up, directory services, remote administration, access control lists, etc.

Prerequisites:

 Networking and Operating Systems

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.       Install the Linux operating system, and apply operating system updates, and configuration changes.

2.       Install and configure new hardware/software

3.       Manage user accounts

4.       Perform backups of data

5.       Assess system security

6.       Troubleshoot system configuration problems

7.       Tune system performance

8.       Utilize scripting languages for task automation