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Network Operating Systems Course Descriptions

NOS 110  Operating System Concepts

This course introduces students to a broad range of operating system concepts, including installation and maintenance. Emphasis is operating system concepts, management, maintenance, and resources required. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of OS concepts, installation, management, maintenance, using a variety of operating systems.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NOS 110 Course Outline

NOS 120  Linux/UNIX Single User

This course develops the necessary skills for students to develop both GUI and command line skills for using and customizing a Linux workstation. Topics include Linux file system and access permissions, GNOME Interface, VI editor, X Window System expression pattern matching, I/O redirection, network and printing utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to customize and use Linux systems for command line requirements and desktop productivity roles.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 110 or CET 111

Corequisite: None

NOS 120 Course Outline

NOS 130  Windows Single User

This course introduces operating system concepts for single-user systems. Topics include hardware management, file and memory management, system configuration/optimization, and utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform operating systems functions at the support level in a single-user environment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 110 or CET 211

Corequisite: None

NOS 130 Course Outline

NOS 220  Linux/UNIX Admin I

This course introduces the Linux file system, group administration, and system hardware controls. Topics include installation, creation and maintaining file systems, NIS client and DHCP client configuration, NFS, SMB/Samba, Configure X, Gnome, KDE, basic memory, processes, and security. Upon completion, students should be able to perform system administration tasks including installation, configuring and attaching a new Linux workstation to an existing network.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 120

Corequisite: None

NOS 220 Course Outline

NOS 221  Linux/UNIX Admin II

This course includes skill-building in configuring common network services and security administration using Linux. Topics include server-side setup, configuration, basic administration of common networking services, and security administration using Linux. Upon completion, students should be able to setup a Linux server and configure common network services including security requirements.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 220

Corequisite: None

NOS 221 Course Outline: Not Available

NOS 222  Linux/UNIX Admin III

This course includes technical topics in preparing an enterprise Linux system for common uses. Topics include advanced study of hardware, installation, boot process, file system administration, software administration, user administration, system administration, kernel services, configuration, securing services, and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to administer an enterprise Linux system.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 221

Corequisite: None

NOS 222 Course Outline: Not Available

NOS 230  Windows Admin I

This course covers the installation and administration of a Windows Server network operating system. Topics include managing and maintaining physical and logical devices, access to resources, the server environment, managing users, computers, and groups, and Managing/Implementing Disaster Recovery. Upon completion, students should be able to manage and maintain a Windows Server environment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 130

Corequisite: None

NOS 230 Course Outline

NOS 231  Windows Admin II

This course covers implementing, managing, and maintaining a Windows Server network infrastructure. Topics include implementing, managing, and maintaining IP addressing, name resolution, network security, routing and remote access, and managing a network infrastructure. Upon completion, students should be able to manage and maintain a Windows Server environment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 230

Corequisite: None

NOS 231 Course Outline

NOS 232  Windows Admin III

This course covers implementing and administering security in a Windows Server network. Topics include implementing, managing, and trouble shooting security policies, patch management infrastructure, security for network communications, authentication, authorization, and PKI. Upon completion, students should be able to implement, manage, and maintain a Windows Server network infrastructure.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: NOS 231

Corequisite: None

NOS 232 Course Outline: Not Available
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