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Catalog Description

This course provides an overview of information technology and project management. The course covers computer hardware and operating systems, an in-depth look at data communications and networking requirements, including networking and telecommunications technologies, hardware, and software. The course ends with an overview of system administration. Students will understand the fundamentals of virtualization and the importance of the command-line interface when managing a server system.

Topics Covered

Computer hardware, Operating systems, System troubleshooting, Peripheral devices, OSI model, Network hardware, Network media, Network protocols, Network security, Wireless Networks, Virtualization, Linux, Ubuntu, User and permission management, System services, Web sites, and databases

Course Outcomes

Students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of PC nomenclature, including how to troubleshoot common PC issues
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of network hardware, media and protocols
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of network security, including VPNs, firewalls, and intrusion detection devices
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu), managing services and users in a web-based environment.

Grading (1000 pts)

Assignments — 800 points
Quizzes — 200 pts

A 900 – 1000 pts
B 800 – 899 pts
C 700 – 799 pts
D 600 – 699 pts
F Less than 599

Required Textbooks

No Textbook Required

Course Schedule