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Edmund Lucas

Lecturer

Department of Information and Computing Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-4575
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52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester NY 14623

Edmund Lucas

Lecturer

Department of Information and Computing Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-4575

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Currently Teaching

NACT-160
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the basics of user security on their computers as well as the basics of computer networking. Students will learn the importance of user security and some of the tools and procedures needed to protect and secure their information, computers and networks against attack. Basic concepts and terminology of wired and wireless networking including networking hardware, media, communication technologies and protocols, and network management will be covered. Lab activities will develop skills in installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting a basic network.
NACT-161
3 Credits
This course continues the concepts of computer networking with an emphasis on the networking client/server model. Various networking operating systems (NOS) will be examined as well as both peer-to-peer and client/server network applications. NOS hardware and software security tools are investigated and students learn how to install, configure, update/maintain and troubleshoot both the client/server hardware devices as well as the appropriate security tools.
NACT-150
3 Credits
This course introduces the fundamental hardware concepts of Windows-based computers. The skills required to install, upgrade and maintain computers are presented. The course provides students with methodologies and hands-on activities related to the configuration, diagnosis, repair, upgrade, and preventive maintenance of computer hardware, input/output devices and data communications. Topics include the basic functions and use of test equipment, logical troubleshooting of internal system conflicts and faulty peripherals, and electrical safety.
NACT-151
3 Credits
This course is designed to acquaint students with the structure and function of windows-based operating systems and to provide the skills required to install, configure and maintain them. Topics include system concepts, system level commands, and commands relating to program, file and applications management. Students perform a variety of functions, including OS installation and configuration, application program installation and management, creation and management of directories and file structures, and partitioning and preparation of storage media.