This course prepares students for direct entry into the Computer Information Systems Administration (CISA) program level-2. CISA is a two-year diploma program that consists of four levels. Students must meet the entrance requirements to the CISA program and successfully complete this course to be eligible for direct entry into CISA level-2. This does not guarantee a seat for the student; if seats are open, then the student will be provided the opportunity to attend classes. The content of this course is a comprehensive review of Microsoft Server Network Infrastructure, Linux Essentials, Network Fundamentals, Programming Fundamentals, Workstation Clients, and Computer Maintenance. Students complete exams on all topics. Students must have access to a Windows based multi-media computer.
Completion of the Network Administration Technician (NAT) associate certificate or completion of an IT program in an affiliated high school.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the TCP/IP protocol suite, OSI model, and computer networking concepts.
Describe the networking equipment used to build campus networks.
Describe the operation of a webserver and web browser.
to and code a Cisco networking device using console cables and via TELNET.
Describe Ethernet, its framing format, and the various flavours (10base10, 100baseTX, 1000baseT, etc.).
Install and configure Linux as an operating system on a classroom computer.
Customize the Linux OS and GUI interface.
Install and configure Windows Server operating system on a classroom computer.
Activate network infrastructure features of Windows Server.
Describe the components that are used to build a computer.
Troubleshoot computer hardware.
Troubleshoot computer software and operating systems.
Describe the operation of a microprocessor.
Work with binary and hexadecimal numbering systems.
Subnet IPv4 networks and configure network settings.
Leverage a protocol inspector to analyze network traffic.
Create short scripts.
Demonstrate computing programming fundamental skills.
Configure and maintain client operating systems on Intel based computers.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2013
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