Program Outcomes - Systems Administration/Networking AAS
Upon successful completion of the Systems Administration/Networking AAS program, the learner will be able to:
- List the 7 layers of the OSI Reference Model and provide specific examples of protocols/concepts used at each layer. List 4 layers of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite and compare the two Models.
- Troubleshoot software and hardware problems on a personal computer (PC), install new PC component; develop skills required to research hardware components and their associated software drivers.
- Design a class A, B, or C IPv4 networking scheme and be able to subnet the network based upon requirements for number of networks and number of hosts required.
- Based upon requirements, design a logical network(s), including IP networking scheme and placement of network services (e.g., DNS, DHCP, and Printing).
- Install, configure, and troubleshoot a Linux Operating System on a PC.
- Configure routers and switches to perform routing and maintain virtual LANs (VLANs) in a logical network.
- Configure and maintain Active Directory (AD) in a networked environment.
- Install, configure, and maintain a Windows OS (Operating System) on a PC.
- Configure & troubleshoot services (e.g., DNS, DHCP, routing, printing) in a networked environment.
- Given a network problem, develop a plan, use internet research, define options, and provide options for further study, leading to a problem solution.
- Explain the architecture for computer file storage systems (e.g., FAT), the process of how data is stored on a computer as binary code, and how the operating system or other programs locate files/information and interpret binary data.
- Discuss the need for data encryption, compare and contrast general encryption methods (e.g., Private vs. Public Key Encryption), and explain how hashing algorithms work in storing & protecting passwords & how the hashing process relates to the strength of a password.
- Compare and contrast malware types and anti-malware software used in the protection of computers and smart devices.