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Networking and Systems Administration Minor

Larry Hill, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-7064, Lawrence.Hill@rit.edu

This minor provides computing students with a firm foundation in networking and/or systems administration. Computer networks and the systems attached to these networks have become ubiquitous. Therefore, knowledge of how computer networks function, their administration, and the administration of the systems attached to them can be of value to every computing professional since their work is impacted in some way by computer networks and computer systems. Students may choose between two tracks: networking or system administration.

Notes about this minor:

  • This minor is closed to students majoring in networking and systems administration, computing and information technology, or those majoring in computing security who have chosen the system administration track. 
  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor. 
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Course
Prerequisites
Students choose a two course introductory programming sequence
   CSCI-141    Computer Science I
   CSCI-142    Computer Science II
   or  
   ISTE-120    Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain I
   ISTE-121    Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain II
   or  
   ISTE-100    Computational Problem Solving in the Network Domain I
   ISTE-101    Computational Problem Solving in the Network Domain II
   or  
   IGME-105    Game Software Development I
   IGME-106    Game Software Development II
   or  
   CPET-121    Computational Problem Solving I
   CPET-321    Computational Problem Solving II
     An equivalent sequence approved by an adviser.
Required Courses
NSSA-102 Computer Systems Concepts
NSSA-241 Introduction to Routing and Switching
Tracks
Student choose one track and complete all courses
Networking
   NSSA-242    Wireless Networking
   NSSA-341    VoIP and Unified Communications
   NSSA-445    Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
System Administration
   NSSA-220    Task Automation with Interpretive Languages
   NSSA-221    Systems Administration I
   NSSA-244    Virtualization



Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
 

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The minor in networking and system administration is structured for students in other computing or technology disciplines and features a sequence of courses that provides them with a firm foundation in networking and/or systems administration. Computer networks and the systems attached to these networks have become ubiquitous. Therefore, knowledge of how computer networks operate, their administration, and the administration of the systems attached to them can be of value to every computing professional since their work will be impacted in some way by computer networks and computer systems.

Prerequisites­–Choose one of the following:
4050-302 Scripting in PERL
4050-402 OS Scripting

Required Courses:
4050-351 Network Fundamentals
4050-421 System Administration I
4050-515 Introduction to Routing and Switching

Elective–Choose one of the following:
4050-413 Applications of Wireless Networks
4050-516 Network Services