OPS535 - Open System Clustering - Advanced Network Admin.

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Subject Title
Open System Clustering - Advanced Network Admin.

Subject Description
In this course students will learn how to install and configure various open source servers including Unix/Linux server, Network File System Server (NFS), Network Information System Server (NIS), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Server (SMTP), Domain Name System Server (DNS), Post Office Protocol Mail Box Server (POP3), Internet Mail Access Protocol Mail Box Server (IMAP), Dynamic Host Control Protocol Server (DHCP), and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Server (LDAP). Practical knowledge and understanding in open network server administration will be developed. Further students will learn the concepts of authentication, encryption, and routing under the TCP/IP networking environment. This a a project-based course that will enable students to build computer clusters for parallel computing (Beowulf Cluster), High Availability (HA), and Load Balancing.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CTY program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  •     Setup and configure load balancing clusters
  •     Setup, configure and maintain DHCP services
  •     Setup and configure high performance Linux clusters
  •     Setup, configure and maintain Internet Email services
  •     Setup, configure and maintain LDAP services
  •     Setup, configure and maintain DNS services
  •     Setup, configure and maintain NFS services
  •     Setup, configure and maintain Linux Terminal Servers
  •     Setup, configure and maintain Diskless workstations
  •     Setup, configure and maintain NIS services
  •     Setup, configure and maintain Unix/Linux routers

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.