IT-Systems Administration Specialist Curriculum

IT-Systems Administration Specialist Curriculum


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Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List


Required Program Courses

10150111
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces IPv4 and IPv6 addressing structure and design, the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations, the OSI and TCP/IP models and associated protocols to set a strong networking foundation. Wireshark is used to examine protocols on the network. Students configure and troubleshoot routers (IOS), switches and clients for a basic network. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 10838104 Introduction to College Reading
10150113
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure, device management, switch ports, security, VLANs, Static and Dynamic routing, DHCP (v4 and v6), NAT and ACLs on routers and switches. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCENT certification exam. PREREQUISITE: 10150111 Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks.
10150117
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides students with training in the configuration of services in a Microsoft Server environment. Students will learn how to setup and troubleshoot DHCP, DNS, printing, file sharing, and remote access services. Microsoft file permissions will be examined and Active Directory will be introduced. Other topics include Windows Firewall, Network Access Protection, and IPv6. PREREQUISITE: 10154149 Windows Operating Systems.
10150118
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides the students with the concepts and techniques necessary to implement, secure and administer Microsoft's Active Directory Services. Students will learn how to use administrative tools, integrate DNS and Active Directory, manage user and group accounts, configure system policies, and configure multiple active directory sites. PREREQUISITE: 10154149 Windows Operating Systems.
10150121
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will prepare students to install hardware and software. You will learn to properly install various types of hardware and software on an IBM-compatible personal computer. This lecture- and lab-based course will use both group and individual activities. PREREQUISITE: 10154149 Windows Operating Systems.
10150139
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UGRD
| 2 CR
The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. This course covers materials on the CompTia A+ certification exam.
10152100
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is a comprehensive introduction to database concepts. The interaction between software applications and databases will be discussed. Database terminology will be introduced. Students will learn how to manage, design, and construct relational databases. Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to define and access databases. Other topics include normalization, entity relationship diagrams, foreign key constraints, and indexes.
10154103
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In this course the Linux operating system is examined in-depth with emphasis on features, capabilities, tools, and configurations including an introduction to network configurations. Additional topics will examine other operating systems like MAC OS.
10154141
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is an introduction to Enterprise virtualization using VMware vSphere, ESXi and vCenter. Students receive hands-on experience in the installation, configuration and management of VMware. This course also covers storage and networking concepts important to virtualization. This course fulfills the "VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage" requirement to take the VCP certification exam. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials.
10154142
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will address the challenges and solutions for data storage and data management. Topics include RAID implementation and comparison, intelligent storage systems and LUN configuration, storage area networks (Fibre Channel SAN, iSCSI SAN, Network-Attached Storage), business continuity, backup and recovery, and storage security. PREREQUISITES: 10150117 MS LAN Admin – Infrastructure and 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
10154143
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Scripting technologies are used to automate system management tasks and create system management utilities. Students will learn basic programming logic concepts to develop scripts. Windows PowerShell is utilized to administer and automate tasks in Microsoft network environments. PREREQUISITES: 10150117 MS LAN Admin –Infrastructure and 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
10154144
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Ethical hacking students will scan, test and secure their own systems. Students in the lab environment will apply practical experience to implement essential security for systems. Studies will include how perimeter defenses are applied to their own networks. The processes of escalating privileges, Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus will be studied from an ethical and defense point of view to help secure resources in the information technology. PREREQUISITES: 10150117 MS LAN Admin – Infrastructure and 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
10154145
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course covers basic concepts of database administration including setting up and securing users, tuning operations, database security, and backups. This course also covers web server administration and web site deployment as well as basics of SharePoint administration. PREREQUISITES: 10150118 MS LAN Administration - Active Directory and 10152100 Database Concepts and SQL.
10154146
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will examine how storage and virtualization technologies are making possible the enormous rise of cloud computing. The course will look at the impact that cloud computing is having on traditional datacenters. It will also discuss security and disaster recovery from a cloud computing perspective. PREREQUISITE: 10154141 VMware Certified Professional.
10154147
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is the capstone work-based experience for the IT - Systems Administration Specialist program. Learners will design, develop, and perform a project either in an actual work experience or a simulated project. The project will be designed to utilize skills typical of a graduate in the field. Weekly simulated timesheets, job progress reports, and oral reports to management will be used to track project progress. Successful completion will require project documentation. COREQUISITE: 10154144 Ethical Hacking.
10154148
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Provides work experience in IT Field related to course work within the program. The experience should complement program courses to implement practical application of skills students obtain. By consent of instructor, a special project(s) may be substituted for the field experience. COREQUISITE: 10154144 Ethical Hacking.
10154149
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UGRD
| 3 CR
A review of the most common command line operations and study of more advanced commands necessary to configure the Windows operating system for a variety of environments. Topics to be studied include creating directories, batch files, menus, custom configurations, file management, multitasking, windowing, security, and disk management utilities. There will be an introduction to usage, configuration, and tools of the Windows operating system. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment of COREQUISITE: 10838104 Introduction to College Reading.
10890105
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is designed to enhance the student’s ability to seek, obtain, and retain employment. Assessment of personal characteristics, job-seeking and retention skills, preparation of employment-related documents, and interviewing strategies are included.

Required General Studies Courses

10801136
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.PREREQUISITE: Established scores on placement assessments or COREQUISITE: 10831103 Intro to College Writing
10801197
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UGRD
| 3 CR
The student will prepare and present oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports, and case studies. Designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite introductory writing course. PREREQUISITE: 10801136 English Composition 1 or 10801195 Written Communication.
10809195
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.
10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10801198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 3 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10804123
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra.
10804113
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Topics include: solving linear equations, graphing, percent, proportions, measurement systems, computational geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra.
10804133
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10809166
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
10809172
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, religion are explored.

Required Elective

A three-credit elective is required for this program. 

Total: 70 Credits


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Jodi Saliny

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Cindy Miller

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800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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