COURSE OUTLINE

ITM 430 (W59-05): Network Management and Security

Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30 P.M to 10:00 P.M

Instructor: Victor E. Dike

Cellular Phone: (916) 267-5868

E-mail: victor.dike@natuniv.edu / Vdike@cwnet.com

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION

An overview of the network management tools necessary to understand the LAN hardware and software for client server architecture technology. Focuses on the installation and management of the LAN, and the connectivity to other systems and networks. The emphasis of this course is on Hands-on learning "how to install, configure and implement the network."

 
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze monitor, and control network operations
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting skills in network administration and operations Create a analytical framework for measuring the performance of the
  • Define and work out network problems related to information transfer and access within a LAN and connection to other systems and networks
  • Create user accounts and administer user rights and permissions
 
REQUIRED TEXTS:

Local Area Networks [Third Edition, 2001]

By David A. Stamper

 
INSTRUCTION METHOD:
Teaching method includes lectures, class discussions, handouts, research paper, and a presentation.
 
CLASS POLICIES AND ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

1) Electronic Devices in Class Policy

Cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and laboratory facilities.

2) Cheating Policy

Students are expected to uphold the school’s standard of conduct relating to academic honesty. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student’s submitted work, examinations, reports, and projects must be his or her own work.

 
EVALUATION:

Your final grade in this course will be based on the following:

Midterm: 24 points

Final Exam: 26 points

Research paper: 15 points (to be discussed in class)

Homework (3): 15 points

Research References: Use MLR (Modern Language Ref) or APR (American Psychological Ref)

Presentation: 5 points

Class participation: 15 points (you have to attend all class sessions to earn the points.)

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TOTAL POINTS: 100

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GRADES AND POINTS

A (4.0) = 95 - 100; A- (3.7) = 89 - 94

B+ (3.3) = 86 - 88; B (3.0) = 83 - 85; B- (2.7) = 79 - 82

C+ (2.3) =77 - 78; C (2.0) = 73 - 75; C- (1.7) = 69 - 72

D+ (1.3) = 66 - 68; D (1.0) = 63 - 65; D- (0.7) = 60 - 62

F (0.0) = 00 – 59

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A = Exceptional. B = Above Average. C = Average. D = Below Average. F = Failure.

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CLASS SCHEDULE (Tuesday/Thursday):

 

Day

Date

Topic/Class Activity

1. (Tues)

8/31/04

Course Outline and Schedule: Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Communications; Review Questions/Problems & Exercises; Chapter 2: Intro to Local Area Networks (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises).

2. (Thurs)

9/02 Prob./Ex #1 (5pts)

Chapter 3: Hardware Introduction and LAN Media (Do all Review Questions/ Problems & Exercises; Chapter 4: Topologies and Media Access Control (Do all Review Questions; Problems & Exercises).

3 (Tues)

9/07

Chapter 5: LAN Hardware (Do all Review Questions; Problems & Exercises). Chapter 6: Software Introduction (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises).

4. (Thurs)

9/09 Prob./Ex #2 (5pts)

Chapter 7: LAN System Software (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises); Chapter 8: Client/Server Architecture (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises). **Review for Mid-term

*5 (Sat)*

*9/11

 

Chapter 9: LAN Installation. (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises).

Mid-term Exam (Chapters 1-8) (8:00-12:30)

6. (Tues)

9/14

Chapter 10: LAN Administration: Users, Groups, and Security (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises); Chapter 11: LAN Administration: Backup and Recovery (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises).

7. (Thurs)

9/16

Prob./Ex. #3 (5pts)

Chapter 12: LAN Administration: Reactive and Proactive Management (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises); Chapter 13: Wide Area Networks (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises).

8. (Tues)

9/21

Chap 14: Making Network Connections (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises). *Review for Final **Class Presentations.

9. (Thurs)

9/23

Chapter 15: Internet Technology (Do all Review Questions/Problems & Exercises). **Final Presentations

*10 (Sat)*

*9/25

Final Exam (Chapters 9-15)

Research Paper Due (1:00-5:30PM) - NO LATE PAPER ACCEPTED

* Saturday Class

*9/11 (8:00-12:30)

*9/ 25 (1: 00-5:30)

**Presentation Time Limit (10 minutes)