Bryan · Business and Technology · Comp Network Admin - ITNW
- Spring 2017
- Section SECTION_310 CRN-22479
- 3 Credits
- 01/17/2017 to 05/11/2017
- Modified 01/17/2017
- Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM, F-241
A minimum of one (1) hour per week is set aside for lab work.
Instructor: Kelli M Adam
Office: Student Center 241
A case study in Convergence Technologies requiring a network engineer to study a problem and design a network solution for an enterprise network.
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
1. Apply network concepts to an enterprise network.
2. Evaluate a network problem identified by a business.
3. Work as a member of a design team to study a network problem and design an efficient network that will increase productivity.
4. Document the process for the network design.
Materials will be discussed on the first day of class.
USB Flash thumb drive.
Transfers to BAAS degree at SHSU.
Transfers to BAS-IT degree at UHCL.
Four major exams and a comprehensive final exam (10% of the total)
Hardware and software
Small teams design a local area network
Daily contributions to discussion and labs
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Exam Review Procedures
Regular exams will be administered online. Students are encouraged to question exam answers via research and study. Opinions are nice but will not override facts. If there is an error in the questions or answers as posted, please notify me via email so the class may receive credit and the exam may be improved.
Deadlines for Assignments and Labs
Assignment Zero (Asg0), found in each course on eCampus, MUST be completed before a student will be allowed to take a regular exam.
Students will submit their assignments and labs before the beginning of class on the date the assignment is due. Credit for late submissions is at the discretion of the Instructor.
Reading and Research
In order to be successful in the computer field one must build an extensive personal library. Different authors and imprints have varied approaches as to how they present information. Books used in the program were selected based on extensive research by the instructors; however, the approach may not be a style which you find comfortable. To fully understand content and concepts you may need to acquire additional references or visit additional sources. You are encouraged to do research on the Web, visit the Blinn Library or purchase additional texts to aid in your education.
Information Technology Lab Hours and Decorum
The Program maintains a laboratory of computers that have all required application programs required by all IT courses. Use of the laboratory is not required if you have access to alternate resources. Feel free to use them. The normal hours of operation of this lab are 0800 to 2100. The lab is closed on weekends and College holidays.
Because the laboratory and the classroom are the same room, please guard your behavior while classes are in session. Your dress and behavior should reflect your training for a professional position. Hats will be removed while in the lab. Food and tobacco products are not permitted. Recycle bins are stationed at both ladder wells for metal and plastic containers; use them instead of the lab trash cans for recyclable materials.
Removable Hard Drives
The Program maintains a large number of removable hard drives (rhd) for use in the Dell Precision T1700 tower workstations. When the instructor determines need, a student or team will be issued a rhd for a course, which is recorded on the deconfliction sheets posted on the blue doors to the front right side of the lab. Ensure proper insertion and locking of the rhd before powering the tower, and stopping of the tower before unlocking and removing the rhd from its cradle. Keys for the cradles stay in the lab. Deconfliction sheets may also indicate statically assigned IP addresses, in addition to the name of the student. Do not use a hard drive you have not been authorized. Store your rhd with the other rhds of its series on the shelves at the front of the lab. Maintain order and cleanliness of all lab spaces.
Working with computers in any area provides a very challenging career. Changes in the computer industry are very rapid. The computer industry has created a 7/24 existence and service requirements are almost always an emergency. If you know anything about a computer, most users expect you to know everything. As a computer professional you are expected to keep up with the technology in almost every area. Your training and education as a Network Administrator only begins at Blinn College. To keep up with the rapid changes and the expanding environment you must continue learning every day.
The Information Technology Program at Blinn College expects students to perform in class the same way they would on the job. As a student of Information Technology you must read assignments in advance, research topics outside of class, and submit professional quality assignments. In short, you work your way through the program as if you were employed by the program. The instructors of the Information Technology Program view your time at Blinn College as on-the-job training.
The Information Technology Program is small enough that we take a serious interest in all our students. Your academic and professional development is important to us because your success is our success. You are encouraged to communicate openly with your instructors; you are also encouraged to communicate with the program coordinator for any reason.
Course information will be presented and described using a wide variety of methods. These methods may include but are not limited to, any of the following: Lecture, videos, slides, projects, web searches, student research resulting in written or oral reports, guest instructors, discussion of examinations, etc.
Instructors will bring information to class from a variety of sources and will generally expand on information contained in the required readings.