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Tarleton State University

Curriculum Management System                                          Office of Academic Affairs, July 2002 - Rev. Aug. 2008

                       Master Course Syllabus Outline
       Sponsoring Department         Computer Information Systems

       College                        College Of Business Administration

       Course Title                  Network Administration and Design (LAN)

       Course Prefix                 CIS

       Course Number                  576

       Approved by Department on            Jan 26, 2009

  I.       Catalog Description
  Studies of communications architectures, protocols and interfaces. Communications networking techniques such as
  circuit switching, message switching, packet switching, broadcast network and inter-networking are explored. Lab fee

  II.      Prerequisites:
  CIS 504 or approval of department head.

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III. Expanded Course Description:
Students will be required to work in teams for course work and are required to examine and implement Local Area
Networks (LAN's). Student teams will also be required to develop and present multi-media proposals and
recommendations for network design and implementation. Students will use a variety of tools in concert to create
their design, proposal, and the functional network. The network will use an implementation of one of the industry
dominant networking systems.

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 IV. Intended student outcomes:
           At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:

A) Knowledge Outcomes
• Students will be familiar with the background and development of the computer networks, to include components features
and architecture,
• Evaluate and determine the network design most appropriate for a given site
• Differentiate among network standards, protocols, and access methods
• Master local area network concepts and terminology
• Understand the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model, to include the processes, equipment, and protocols applicable to
each layer
• Understand the use of scripting in network administration
• Evaluate technology needs of an organization in the changing world of decentralized computing and network management
• Understand current literature and advances in the field of computers

Analyze the telecommunication needs of an organization; select the appropriate communications:
o Hardware, to include network components and appropriate media
o Required operating systems for servers, clients, hosts and network components
o Network standards, Protocols, and Access Methods

B) Skill Outcomes
• Effectively function in a workgroup or team environment to fulfill all other skills outcomes
• Based on needs analysis and network specifications, develop and present network proposals, implementation strategies, and
designs using current presentation and network design software

Develop network hardware requirements and specifications for designed network to meet the needs of an organization,
o Task management
o Database management
o Centralized and/or Decentralized computing services (thin client)
o Network management, access control, and security

Install and configure a network operating system for a LAN, then:
o Establish and configure domain controllers and active directory
o Establish access control and directory services
o Create, configure and manage users and workgroups
o Enable and configure DHCP
o Values Outcomes (optional)
C)Exchange data between the network and workstations
o Establish independent standing network operating systems not covered, the within the class structure
With some trusted agentstudy intoand exchange information between networkscourse can prepare the student for taking the
o Establish and use remote login test, an industry work with certification for networking specialists.
Comp TIA Network+ certification to configure and recognizedthe network server
o Installation and configuration of print services
o Use network maintenance and communications applications

Other networking skills will include:
o Trouble shooting and basic security of the network operating system
o Operation and exchange of data and programs between legacy and current systems
o Effective use of network communications applications;

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   V. Unless otherwise stipulated in the master syllabus by the department,
            the following items are subject to faculty discretion as described in each faculty member's
            individual course outline/syllabus:

              a) Course Requirements
              b) Required Text(s)
              c) Bibliography

   VI. Academic Honesty: Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person’s materials or ideas
         as one’s own), or doing work for another person who will receive academic credit are
         all-impermissible. This includes the use of unauthorized books, notebooks, or other sources
         in order to secure of give help during an examination, the unauthorized copying of
         examinations, assignments, reports, or term papers, or the presentation of unacknowledged
         material as if it were the student’s own work. Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the
         academic discipline administered by the faculty member who teaches the course in which the
         cheating took place.

   VII. Students With Disabilities Policy: It is the policy of Tarleton State University to comply
         with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal, state, and local laws
         relative to the provision of disability services. Students with disabilities attending
         Tarleton State University may contact the Office of Disability Services at (254) 968-9478 to
         request appropriate accommodation. Furthermore, formal accommodation requests cannot be
         made until the student has been officially admitted to Tarleton State University.

Department Head
Dr. H. David Crockett

                                                                                             Jan 23, 2009

Department Head Signature                                                                       Date

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