NSP655 - Network Servers and Peripherals

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Subject Title
Network Servers and Peripherals

Subject Description
This course introduces the student to virtualized multi-OS network environments with emphasis on operating system configuration, troubleshooting, network service administration and maintenance.  Specific topics include Fedora Linux installation and configuration as a virtualized OS environment, virtualization architectures, network services implementation and interoperability in multi-OS (with Windows/Windows Server OS) network environments, backup systems, printer systems, network attached storage systems and network security.

In conjunction with the microcomputer repair course MIR355 and operating system/networking knowledge from other courses in the program, this course also prepares students for SMB (small and medium business) network consulting and Linux administration.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate improved competence in the following fundamental scientific skills:

(a) Effective note taking in a classroom environment.
(b) Laboratory methods: observation, data recording and data analysis.
(c) Report writing: organization and presentation of information in a structured written format.
(d) Analysis and solution of word and/or diagram-based problems in computer and networking applications.
(e) Identification of key functional blocks and components of a computer system and associated peripherals or networks, either from schematic diagrams or in actual hardware.
(f) Basic troubleshooting of networked computer hardware and software.

2. Install/configure and manage Linux OS as a host operating system in virtualized hardware configurations.

3. Configure and manage guest virtual machines on a host Linux OS to create a mixed-OS server-based network environment representative of multi-OS network architectures that are increasingly present in the IT industry.

4. Configure server services to enable network file/print sharing, authentication, backup, e-mail, security, domain host naming and other network services.

5. Design and implement backup and recovery plans.

6. Install and use a variety of peripheral components such as local and network attached storage/backup devices and imaging/printing devices.

7. Implement and configure peripheral systems in a multi-OS peer-to-peer or client-server network environment.

8. Implement basic network security measures such as firewalls, secure system access administration.


Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.