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 2003-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.