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CISN 300
Network Systems Administration
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CISC 323 and 356
Advisory: CISC 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course will provide a student with the knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The student will be able to identify environmental issues; understand and comply with disaster recovery and physical/software security procedures; become familiar with industry terminology and concepts; understand server roles/specializations and interaction within the overall computing environment. Consult the class schedule for specific operating system offered. (C-ID ITIS 155)
CISN 301
Network Client Systems Administration
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CISC 323 and 356
Advisory: CISC 302, 308, or 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course covers the administration of a client in a client/server network. Topics include designing a basic network, installing and configuring a client network operating system, managing network security with user and group accounts, creating directory structures and network shares, setting up and managing network printers, backing up servers, monitoring and troubleshooting network resources, and establishing policies and procedures for network operations.
CISN 302
Intermediate Network Systems Administration
3 Units
Prerequisite: CISN 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course covers advanced administrative tasks of a server in a client/server network. Topics include configuring the server environment, implementing system policies, implementing and managing fault-tolerant disk volumes, managing applications, installing and managing connectivity for different network and client operating systems, managing remote servers, implementing directory replication and file synchronization, and troubleshooting advanced network problems.
CISN 303
Network Administration - Linux Server
3 Units
Prerequisite: CISN 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course provides introductory coverage of Linux Network Administration. The course maps to the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam, and to SAIR/GNU's Linux Networking course. Specific course topic coverage includes: introducing Linux; exploring the desktop; using the Shell; understanding users and file systems; understanding text processing; managing processes; using network clients; installing Linux; understanding system initialization; managing software packages and file systems; managing users; configuring networks; system and kernel management; writing Shell scripts; and advanced topics and troubleshooting. The course requires many hands-on projects, which allow students to practice what they learn.
CISN 304
Networking Technologies
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP (Internet Protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for further study of computer networks. It uses the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. Preparation for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
CISN 306
Advanced Network Systems Administration
3 Units
Prerequisite: CISN 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
Students will learn to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. The course also focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers. Students will use Group Policies to configure and manage the user desktop environment, to configure and manage software, and implement and manage security settings. Students will install and manage Windows Domains and Domain Controllers through Active Directory.
CISN 374
Messaging Server Administration
3 Units
Prerequisite: CISN 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to deploy and administer/support Microsoft Exchange Server. This course covers use of Exchange Server to create and manage recipient objects; maintain an existing Exchange Server organization, as well as design and implement a new organization; create and manage public folders; perform basic backup procedures; monitor server performance and configure link monitors between connected sites; and manage electronic forms in an organization. The student will also create and configure the various messaging connectors; configure directory and public folders replication; and configure Exchange Server for connectivity to the Internet. The course also examines how Exchange Server provides for connectivity to other messaging systems.
CISN 378
Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server
3 Units
Prerequisite: CISN 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course provides students with the knowledge and technical skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the client/server database management system of Microsoft SQL Server. The student will also learn to manage files and databases; choose and configure a login security method; plan and implement database permissions; secure SQL Server in an enterprise network; perform and automate administrative tasks; create custom administrative tools; monitor and optimize SQL Server performance; and replicate data from one SQL Server to another.
CISN 490
Networking Helpdesk Practicum
3 Units
Prerequisite: CISC 360, CISN 300, and CISN 304 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course focuses on key information and skills for user support professionals, including troubleshooting and problem solving, successful communication with users, determining a client's specific needs, and training end users. For those considering entering the field, alternate career paths for user-support workers are covered. With balanced coverage of both people skills and technical skills, this course is an excellent resource for those in or preparing for the technical-support field. Students are required to support end-users for twenty hours either on or off campus as part of this class.
CISN 499
Experimental Offering in Computer Information Science - Networking
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB