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This course introduces the student to multi-OS network environments with emphasis on operating system configuration, troubleshooting, network administration and maintenance. Specific topics include Windows and Linux installation and/or configuration, server setup and interoperability in multi-OS network environments, backup systems, printer systems, multimedia peripherals and network security.
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 networks, either from schematic diagrams or in actual hardware. (f) Basic troubleshooting of networked computer hardware and software.
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Install/configure and troubleshoot Windows and Linux operating systems in multi-boot configurations. 3. Configure and manage multi-boot systems 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, backup, security and other network services. 5. Design and implement maintenance, backup and recovery plans (including UPS systems). 6. Install and use a variety of peripheral components such as local and network attached storage/backup devices and imaging/printing devices. 7. Understand the configuration and operation of USB/SCSI peripheral devices. 8. Implement and configure peripheral systems in a multi-OS peer-to-peer or client-server network environment.