Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM in room 016 Love
Building. Spring break is the week of March 10-14.
Monday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in 208 MCH
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM in 208 MCH
Computer and Network System Administration is an increasingly
essential field. The last five years have seen an upturn in the number
2001: 227,840 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2001/oes151071.htm) 2002: 232,560 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2002/oes151071.htm) May 2003: 237,980 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2003/may/oes151071.htm) November 2003: 244,610 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2003/november/oes151071.htm) May 2004: 259,320 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2004/may/oes151071.htm) November 2004: 262,930 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2004/november/oes151071.htm) May 2005: 270,330 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/2005/may/oes151071.htm) May 2006: 289,520 (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151071.htm)
The field has matured to the stage where professional bodies have been formed and institutions are being asked to provide courses in System Administration. This course is an attempt to provide a professional approach to the field, as well as an introduction to current technology.Prerequisites
The following courses and skills are required prerequisite knowledge for this class.
To produce students who are capable of managing a multi-user networked computer system. This will include providing students with practical experience in
UNIX Systems Administration Handbook, Third Edition, by Nemeth et al, Prentice Hall, 2001 (the purple book).
Mastering Windows 2003 Server, by Minasi et al, Sybex, 2003.
Midterm (given on Thursday, February 28thth from 9:30 to 10:45)
Final Exam (given on Friday, April 25th, 12:30 to 14:30)
Problem Solving Assignments (Team Assignments)
Occasional quizzes, Take-home question sets, Class participation
Final Paper (due on the last Tuesday of
regular class, April 15th)
|A||90 - 100|
|B+||88 - 89|
|B||80 - 87|
|C+||78 - 79|
|C||70 - 77|
|D||60 - 69|
|F||0 - 59|
Notice that 20% of your grade is determined by the work done in the assignments. Due to the nature of the projects they must be done within the space provided in the Networking/SysAdmin lab (LOV 016). Since there are a limited number of computers, you will be placed in a team. The teams must consist of three or less people. The assignments are to be done by the team, and each member of the team will turn in an assignment writeup.
Guidelines for assignment writeup:
Please turn in assignments on time. There will be a 20% per day (or part thereof) deduction for late submissions (all days, including weekends and holidays, count as days). Assignments can be turned in via email, in an appropriate format (it can be simple text, or a document in a common application format, such as Word, TeX, Excel, HTML, etc.).
Attendance at all class meetings is expected, and attendance will be taken each class session. Please extend courtesy in class by arriving on time, staying until dismissed, and refraining from food and drink. You are responsible for all information explained in class, some of which may not be available in written or electronic form. I will not feel obligated to repeat announcements of future exams, assignments, schedule changes, question sets, pop quizzes, or hints on assignments. If you are forced to miss a class, it is also your responsibility to get class notes from a friend and check with me for handouts. I will use email and the class home page extensively to give out assignments and general class information.
You are required to check your electronic mail frequently for information about this course, as well as the class home page. Some assignments will require that you send me email, such as take home question sets. You are also encouraged to use email to ask questions and report problems.
Please advise me at your earliest convenience (within one week) if you have a disability that will require a reasonable accommodation for the successful completion of this course. Also, you should register with the and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center, and provide me a letter indicating the need for accommodation and indicating what type.
If you are experiencing difficulty or are concerned about your progress, please speak with me immediately.
|January||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||01||First week of classes|
|January||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||03||Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday|
|February/March||24||25||26||27||28||29||1||08||Mid-term is on Thursday, February 28th.|
|March||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||10||Spring Break Week|
|April||13||14||15||16||17||18||19||15||Final paper is due at beginning of class on Tuesday, April 15.|
|April||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||16||Finals week; final is Friday, April 25 at 12:30pm — 2:30pm in Room LOV016|