Department of Computer Science & Technology

Dr. Ihssan Alkadi

Fayard Hall 327B, 985-549-2037

ialkadi@selu.edu

                                        

                                                                                                                                           SYLLABUS

CMPS 315, Section # 01

System Administration

Fall 2014

 

OFFICE HOURS

   Mon

 11:00 - 2:00

   Tue

  11:00 -3:00

   Wed

 11:00 - 2:00

 

Course prerequisites:   CMPS 285

 

Course Description

System Administration. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite: Computer Science 285. This course teaches skills and concepts that are essential to the administration of operation systems, networks, software, various computing support systems, and system documentation, policies, and procedures. This also includes education and support of the users of these systems.

Course Materials

1.             Basta/Finamore/Basta/Palladino Linux Operations and Administration [001 ©   

             2013] ISBN 9781111035303

2.             PALMER, Hands-On Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Administration + Microsoft® Windows     

       Server Enterprise, 1435470230 | 9781435470231 10/30/2008 1st Edition

 

Course Student/Teacher Interaction Expectations

Students will benefit extensively from interaction with the teacher.  This interaction should occur in several ways as in person or via email.  I monitor my email on weekends and during holidays, but not from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. each day.

 

Course Student/Student Interaction Expectations

Access Group assignment can benefit from group interaction.  I encourage you to discuss all aspects of this class with your fellow students.  However, be sure to adhere with the academic honesty policy stated below when it comes to your written work.

 

 

Course Learning Expectations

·       Basic Unix & Windows Operation, Commands and Scripting (automation)

·       Operating Systems:

o    Installation and Configuration

o    Maintenance (service packs, patches, etc.)

o    Server services (print, file, DHCP, DNS, FTP, HTTP, mail, SNMP, telnet)

·       Applications:

o    Installation and Configuration

o    Maintenance (service packs, patches, etc.)

o    Server services (database, web, network services, etc.)

o    Client services

·       Server administration and management

·       User and group management

·       Backup management

·       Understand the importance of communication and documentation, and use software tools to keep active documentation of system changes and to track and manage customer requests

·       Demonstrate ability in taking some basic security measures in system administration

·       Manage system resources, including methods for tracking system metrics

 

Attendance Policy

 

Attendance is important.  If you are unable to attend a session, it is your responsibility to learn on your own the material you missed.  If, for any reason, you find that you will miss 20% or more of the classes, you should drop the class immediately.  If you are not present, you cannot be involved in class discussion, and if you cannot be involved in class discussion, you will miss much of the benefit of the class.

 

Attendance is taken at the end of class.  Thus, late arrivals are counted as being absent.  Absences do not directly factor into your grade, but they cannot help you if you are borderline. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions of this course. Absences will be excused only with a valid written excuse, such as from a physician. Absences will have an adverse effect on your grade in the following ways: missed quiz points, missed announcements concerning assignments and due dates, non-exposure to material not directly covered in text. Students arriving late or leaving early will be recorded as tardy. Every two tardy records will count as an absence.

 

Academic                    University policy will be followed for cases involving alleged academic  

Dishonesty:                dishonesty.  Copying part of another student’s program or exam is CHEATING. Allowing another student to copy is also CHEATING. For more information refer to the “Academic Dishonesty” policy in the University Undergraduate Catalog:

 

Use of                          will be used as a supplemental to this course. The lecture notes and assignments

Moodle:                       will be posted on the Moodle.

 

Moodle

Americans with          If you are a qualified student with a disability seeking accommodations

Disabilities Act:           under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are required to self-identify with the Office of Disability Services, Room 203, Student Union. More information can be obtain at this web address,

                                    http://www2.selu.edu/StudentAffairs/DisabilityServices/

 

Classroom Decorum: Free discussion, inquiry, and expression are encouraged in this class.

Classroom behavior that interferes with either (a) the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or (b) the ability of students to benefit from the instructor is not acceptable. Examples include routinely entering class late or departing early; use of beepers, cellular telephones, or other electronic devices; repeatedly talking in class without being recognized; talking while others are speaking; or arguing in a way that is perceived as “crossing the civility line.”

In the event of a situation where a student legitimately needs to carry a beeper or cellular telephone to class, prior notice and approval of the instructor is required. The office/classroom is not a place for children and neither employees nor students are to bring their family members for day care or babysitting. If children require care, then the employee/student is expected to provide that care in an environment other than Southeastern office/classroom space.

 

Open Door Policy:  The instructor welcomes input to help making your learning of the material in this

                                   course better and easier.  Please feel free to come by the office and voice your

                                   suggestions and ideas. 

  

-          Check Moodle and email daily for important announcements and course information.

-          Final Exam: December 3rd, 2014

-           You are required to check MOODLE for any changes in the course

Important Dates:

October 24th, 2014 - Last day to withdraw or resign from regular classes.


  NOTES:

Grading and Grade Appeal Policies

Course grades are based on two exams and projects.  The weights are as follows:

 

Midterm                        100

Final                             100

Bash Scripts                   300

DREP                           200

Manuals            300

 

Grading Policy :                         1. No Make Up Exams                           

Percentage

1. Tests : 200 Points (Midterm & Final)                                       20%

2. Projects and e-commerce site   : 800 Points                                           80%

3. Attendance Policy: Allowed only Two EXCUSED absences.

 

C  Be sure you check your records frequently.  If you find a mistake, please contact me immediately and I will be happy to fix my error.  However, do not come by at the end of the semester and challenge something that took place months before.  Memories are short and I cannot remember the details of each student's situation over long periods of time.  A challenge of your final class grade should follow the procedures outlined in the SELU Student Handbook.

 

C No make‑up exams/project are given unless there is a verifiable, unavoidable emergency.

 

C Late work usually is not accepted and receives a "0" score.  Of course, emergencies and sickness will be considered.  Please tell me if you have some problem that is out of your control.  But, don’t get silly with me.  Having a computer problem the night before an assignment is due is an example of an emergency that is clearly avoidable (i.e., scheduling important work in a time slot that does not accommodate recovery from normal exigencies) and thus does not receive much sympathy.

 

C Final grades are not fudged up or down based on trend, effort or any other subjective reason.  Grades are rounded to the nearest whole number, but no other adjustments are made.  It is up to you to see to it that you do not miss the next higher letter grade by 0.01 points.  The final class grade is determined by the following scale:

                                   

Overall Grade:           Tests + Projects / 1000

 

 

Grade

 

Range

 

A

 

90 – Above

 

B

 

80 – 89

 

C

 

70 – 79

 

D

 

60 – 69

 

F

 

59 – Below

 

Professional Behavior

If you occasionally find that you are late for class, please come on in.  I would much prefer that you momentarily distract the other students than have you miss an entire class.  However, do not make a habit of coming in late and when you must come in late, please enter at the rear door and take the nearest open seat.

 

If you don't understand something, do not seek help from your neighbor.  I would prefer that you ask me for assistance because it is likely that others are confused too.  Private discussions taking place during class are particularly distracting to me.  This behavior is unacceptable.  Also, you cannot up and leave all of a sudden in the middle of the class. You have to get permission from the instructor prior to the beginning of the class.