Foundations of Network Operating Systems

Study level: Undergraduate
Course Code: CY-CR-102
Credit Points: 4
Delivery: Hybird

Subject   

The Network Operating Systems (NOS) subject covers essential concepts and principles related to network infrastructure. It provides students with a solid understanding of fundamental concepts and their practical applications in managing and administering network systems. The subject may include practical exercises and assessments to enhance the learning experience.

Syllabus   

  • Understanding the concept of IP addressing and its role in identifying devices on a network.
  • Network Operating Systems: Introduction to network operating systems and their significance in managing and administering networks.
  • Understanding the purpose and functionality of Active Directory in managing network resources and user accounts.
  • Exploring the concept of DHCP and its role in automatically assigning IP addresses to network devices.
  • Understanding the concept of organizational units (OU) and their role in organizing and managing network resources in Active Directory.
  • Exploring the concepts of disk creation, configuration, and management in a network environment.
  • Understanding the concepts of sharing files and folders, as well as managing permissions using the NTFS file system.
  • Understanding the concept of hosts and their role in network communication and addressing.
  • Exploring the concept of DNS and its role in translating domain names into IP addresses for efficient network communication.
  • Understanding the management of IP addresses and ports in a network environment.
  • Analyzing network traffic, including DHCP, DNS, and ICMP, to understand communication patterns and troubleshoot issues.

Learning outcomes   

  • Understand the fundamental functions of an operating system.
  • Manage user accounts and groups effectively.
  • Comprehend different file systems and their characteristics.
  • Implement file system permissions to control access to files and folders.
  • Connect to remote computers and manage them remotely.
  • Configure and secure a computer using various management tools.
  • Perform system recovery techniques in case of failures.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using virtualization software and understanding virtual machine features.
  • Explore additional operating systems, such as Ubuntu, and their unique features.
  • Apply acquired knowledge and skills to troubleshoot operating system-related issues. xplain the fundamentals of IP addressing, including different address classes and the binary numbering system.
  • Understand the role and functions of network operating systems in managing and administering networks.
  • Describe the purpose and functionalities of Active Directory in organizing and managing network resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DHCP and its role in automatically assigning IP addresses to network devices.
  • Understand the concept of organizational units (OU) and their significance in managing network resources within Active Directory.
  • Configure and manage disk resources, including creation, configuration, and permissions.
  • Explain the role of hosts and the Domain Name System (DNS) in network communication and address resolution.
  • Manage IP addresses and ports effectively in a network environment.
  • Analyze network traffic, including DHCP, DNS, and ICMP, to identify communication patterns and troubleshoot issues.
  • Apply learned concepts through practical exercises and assessments.

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