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Systems and Network Administration (SNAP)

Bachelor of Science Degree

SNAP is a degree program designed to provide the technology skills an administrator needs to manage today's network driven information infrastructure. Specifically built for degree-seeking system or network administrators, this program keys in on the design, installation, and management of computer systems and network infrastructures. You will gain valuable, hands-on experience with Microsoft® products, Linux operating systems, Cisco® products, Database Management Systems, Web servers and related hardware and software components commonly used throughout most industries. If you have a foundational understanding of computers and a desire to advance your career as a network administrator, SNAP is your clear path to success.

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Courses in the major include:

This course will explore the fundamental technical principles of telecommunications and computer networks with an examination of the business challenges of managing communications resources.
This course introduces Internetworking through the study of Cisco routing and switching. Students will learn how to install, configure, operate, and optimize networks that use Ethernet, TCP/IP, Wide Area Network protocols, and Cisco network hardware. This course follows the Cisco curriculum leading to testing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
This course provides an in-depth study of basic Linux administrative tools and practices. It is based on the curriculum recommended by the Linux Professional Institute for certification at the LPIC-1 level, and can be used to prepare for certification exams 101 and 102. Topics covered in this course include Linux commands, shell scripts, file systems, networking, security, and troubleshooting.
This course consists of an advanced study of Linux servers, networking, administrative tools and practices. It is based on the curriculum recommended by the Linux Professional Institute for certification at the LPIC-2 level, and can be used to prepare for certification exams 201 and 202. Topics covered in this course include resource utilization, compiling the kernel, Linux Web, DNS, DHCP, email, file, print, and database servers, enterprise networking, shell scripts, file systems, networking, security, and troubleshooting.
A project-based course which focuses on the use of tools and methodologies applied to virtualization of computing resources. Emphasis is placed on the abstraction of resources-including hardware, software, and networks-rather than physical resources. Students will complete a project designing and configuring servers and workstations in an entirely virtual environment.
This course provides the knowledge and skills required to administer small to medium-sized networks in server environments. Hands-on demonstration and practical application of administrative tools, utilities, and configurations in server environments will be the most significant feature of the course. Issues dealing with security, troubleshooting, and configuration will be presented, discussed, and applied by the students in the classroom.
This course covers Microsoft Windows networking from the perspective of a system or network administrator. The topics covered include network configuration, IP address assignment, name resolution, routing, Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and certificates, remote access, and managing and monitoring network access of local and wide area networks.
In this course students will plan, implement, and troubleshoot a Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory® services infrastructure. Students will work with a Windows Server directory service environment, including forest and domain structure, Domain Name System (DNS), site topology and replication, organizational unit structure and delegation of administration, Group Policy, and user, group, and computer account strategies. Students will learn how to manage computer services structures within an organization and become familiar with human to computer interaction.
This course provides the knowledge and skills required to design, install configure, administer, and troubleshoot client and server messaging systems. This class introduces the concepts of email systems, instant messaging systems, voicemail messaging systems, mobile messaging, and how the various systems can be synchronized and harmonized to provide users a more efficient messaging environment.
The major focus of the course will be the relational model with a brief discussion of the hierarchical and network models. Database design using E-R Diagrams will be presented. Relational terminology and the theoretical concepts of the model, such as normalization, will be discussed. The Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to manipulate the model. Students will prepare a small application using a commercial relational database management systems.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to current trends in information security. Students will be introduced to sources of threats and vulnerabilities as well as methods for optimizing system security. Legal issues associated with information security will be examined, as well as how those issues are addressed within the context of an organization.
This course explores the configuration and management of Apache and IIS web servers. It covers Web server installation, configuration, management, networking, active content support, and security.

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