ITNW 1316
Network Administration

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. An introduction to the basic concepts of network administration.  
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe a network; explain the role of directory services; set up and manage users; distributed print services; file system and directory services security.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Hands-On Networking Fundamentals, Second Edition. ISBN: 10: 1-111-30674-5
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the WTC Course Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Chapter 1 – Networking: An Overview, Course Introduction

Week 2

Chapter 1 – Networking: An Overview

Week 3

Chapter 2 – How LAN and WAN Communications Work

Week 4

Chapter 3 – Using Network Communication Protocols

Week 5

Chapter 4 – Connecting Through a Cabled Network

Week 6

Chapter 5 – Devices for Connecting Networks

Week 7

Chapter 6 – Connecting Through a Wireless Network

Week 8

Chapter 7 – Sharing Resources

Week 9

Chapter 8 – Using a Server

Week 10

Chapter 8 – Using a Server

Week 11

Chapter 9 – Understanding WAN Connection Choices

Week 12

Chapter 10 – Basic Network Design

Week 13

Chapter 11 – Securing Your Network

Week 14

Chapter 12 – Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Network

Week 15

Appendix A – A Short History of Networks
Appendix B – Network Certifications and Network Equipment Vendors

Week 16

Finals  

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Class/Lab Assignments

40%

Project

20%

Open Book Exams

20%

Final Exam

20%

 

 

Last Modified: August 27, 2015