Course Number and Title: ITN 200 System Administration I
This course provides students with fundamental concepts of system administration, including network administrative tasks, automation, and security. Students build and administer a secure client/server Linux or Windows network.
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- Apply fundamental concepts of system administration in enterprise architectures. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 1, 2)
- Execute system administrator tasks for a specific environment. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 1, 2, 3)
- Create automated tasks given a specific scenario. (CCC 2, 4; PGC 1, 2, 3)
- Build a network with clients and servers. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Create a statement of work or request for proposal for a given scenario. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Apply fundamental concepts of system administration in enterprise architectures.
- Explain the purpose of network, clients, servers and domains, and their role in various organizations.
- Explain the use and importance of virtualization in networking.
- Select appropriate platforms given a network-based service.
- Develop proper documentation of procedures and system environments.
- Explain the importance and process of enterprise-level patch management.
- Explain the importance of encryption.
- Execute system administrator tasks for a specific environment.
- Manage user accounts and groups.
- Set-up shared directories and drives.
- Monitor and analyze client/server logs.
- Create a group policy.
- Set-up remote access.
- Implement an appropriate backup policy.
- Deploy software installations.
- Create automated tasks given a specific scenario.
- Use scripting to automate administrative tasks.
- Create schedule to automate administrative tasks.
- Deploy an appropriate group policy to a network.
- Build a network with clients and servers.
- Select appropriate network operating systems for a given scenario.
- Build and deploy a network server.
- Build and deploy network clients.
- Configure the network with clients and servers.
- Disable or remove unnecessary services.
- Create a statement of work or request for proposal for a given scenario.
- Identify resources to stay abreast of current trends in system administration.
- Evaluate technical solutions for given organizational issues.
- Support system administrator processes and decisions with proper justification and evidence.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Solve technology-related problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
- Articulate the role of the technology professional in organizations to support the ethical use of information technology.
- Apply fundamental security concepts and strategies for maintaining and securing information technology.
- Read and interpret technical information and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences using oral, print, and multimedia strategies.
- Demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.