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CIS-2235-VT99 - Advanced System Administration

Independent Study Class

Synonym: 211272
Location: Brattleboro
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Tuesday, TBA -
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Michael Kanfer | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $80.00
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This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Digital and Technical Literacy
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

This course focuses on management tasks and considerations for enterprise-level information technology systems. Topics include network infrastructure components, security devices, VoIP systems, service delivery systems, and system management applications. Prerequisites: CIS-2230 System Administration and CIS-2150 Introduction to Linux.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss various techniques for hardening an installation against intrusion, including configuration of firewall, system services and startup options, management of the root account, and use of other system hardening and detection tools.
2. Discuss the Internet services available under Windows and Linux Server, including the Apache server.
3. Demonstrate the installation the latest version of email server packages on both a Linux system and Windows system.
4. Compare and contrast the various options for user authentication on systems.
5. Discuss the need for remote access and administration of servers and demonstrate the use of common access methods.
6. Perform advanced network configuration by configuring and deploying network services like AAA systems and OpenLDAP Servers.
7. Understand the concepts and technologies used to create a SAN and describe the differences and common implementations of DAS, SAN, and NAS and the cloud NAS model.
8. Explain the need for a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan and prepare such a plan for a sample small business using the backup and restore options available for Windows servers.
9. Demonstrate the process of rights and permissions to network resources and Group Policies.
10. Prepare a plan for implementing a server based Local Area Network in a small business environment, including network infrastructure, client PCs, VoIP, shared printer, and server(s) supplying file and print services, email, voice, and a web presence.


CIS-2235-VT99 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Michael Kanfer
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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