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(IT 320) System Administration Essentials

Introduces fundamental system configuration skills including system access, file systems, security, administration, logging, network, interfacing, installation.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites CIS 101, IT 280
Offered Fall
Programs Information Technology (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain computer networking and telecommunication concepts, communication protocols, and routing processes.
  2. Investigate physical networking topologies, technologies, media, and devices commonly used in wired and wireless local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) to interconnect network segments and nodes.
  3. Explore and analyze mainstream network management practices, hardware tools, troubleshooting utilities, and optimization techniques used to test network connectivity, improve network performance, and address common connectivity issues.
  4. Identify and describe common network security threats, and explain software, hardware, and best practices used to reduce susceptibility to attack.