Courses Catalogue

Network Administration And Configuration

COURSE CODE: ITE 3104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

The Course explores server configuration, firewalls, and network administration. Students are exposed to approaches of planning and designing an efficient network of computers so that real users will be able to get their jobs done. The Course explores Nature and background of effective Systems Administration. Tools and applications that aid administration. Standards and legislation with respect to managing ICT systems. Security and protection of ICT systems. Hence, the knowledge acquired from this unit mold produce network and system administrators that the world seeks after.

Course Objective:

The course Objectives at imparting knowledge that pertains:

1.      To planning and designing an efficient network of computers so that real users will be able to get their jobs done. That means: 

2.      To Designing a network which is logical and efficient.

3.      To deploying large numbers of machines which can be easily upgraded later.

4.      To Planning and implementing adequate security.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

1.        Explain the ethical issues of working as a Network Administrator 

2.        Discuss network security issues        

3.        Describe directories, directories services, and their users in a network environment, particularly X.500, LDAP and their derivatives     

4.        Configure and manage DNS, FTP, X, Mail, Telnet and WWW servers