CST* 171

Beginning with a description of salient features of networking, the World Wide Web and the Internet, the course concentrates on the implementation and maintenance of Windows Server 2016 based server-client networks. Topics include principles of networking, advantages and disadvantages of networks, topology design, software installation, security, administration of client accounts, software implementation problems, connecting to the web, firewalls, troubleshooting, and working with assistants. Emphasis is on hands-on practice designed to solve interesting and challenging projects, while teaching the fundamentals of Windows 2003 server-client networks. Students are expected to produce and troubleshoot various network topologies with a working model of company network. Formerly listed as CIS 160, not open to students who have successfully completed CIS 160.

Prerequisite: CSC* 101 or permission of the instructor.