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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.

Course
Prerequisites
NSSA-102 Computer Systems Concepts
NSSA-241 Introduction to Routing and Switching
Required Courses
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    System Administration I
   NSSA-244    Virtualization



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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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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