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Business and Information Technology Education
Network/Client Operating Systems
Students will perform desktop client administration and maintenance and provide support for users in various work environments, including professional offices, small businesses, work groups, departments, and/or corporate information services (IS).
Carrie DeMuth

Linnie Berkenbile
Fundamentals of Technology OR Business and Computer Technology
Identify all system hardware.

Determine appropriate method of installation based on environment, for example: boot disk, CD-ROM, network (HTTP, FTP, NFS, SMB), etc.

Install multimedia options (i.e. video, sound, codecs).

Determine what software and services should be installed (i.e. client applications for workstation, server services for desired task).

Partition a drive according to pre-installation plan.

Configure file systems.

Configure a boot manager.

Select appropriate networking configuration and protocols.

Select appropriate parameters for installation (i.e. language, time zones, keyboard, mouse).

Configure peripherals as necessary (i.e. printer, scanner, modem).

Manage local storage devices and file systems.

Create files and directories.

Execute content and directory searches.

Create linked files using CLI commands.

Modify file and directory permissions and ownership.

Identify and modify default permissions for files and directories.

Perform and verify backups and restores.

Access and write data to recordable media (i.e. CDRW, hard drive, flash memory devices).

Monitor and troubleshoot network activity (i.e. ping, netstat, traceroute).

Manage print jobs and print queues.

Perform remote management.

Create, modify, and delete user and group accounts.

Configure client network services and settings (i.e. settings for TCP/IP).

Configure basic server network services (i.e. DNS, DHCP).

Configure a Network Interface Card (NIC).

Apply basic printer permissions.

Given security requirements, implement appropriate encryption configuration.

Set process and special permissions.

Implement security auditing for files and authentication.

Given a set of security requirements, set password policies to match complexity.

Identify security vulnerabilities within Linux services.

Setup user-level security.

Create written procedures for installation, configuration, security and management.

Document installed configuration.

Troubleshoot applications.

Access system documentation and help files.
(Select from the following)

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Core Exam
- Client Operating System

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Vista or Windows

CompTIA: Network+ or Linux+

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Brainbench (Choose One):
- Client/Server Concepts
- MS Windows Desktop Administration (any version)
- Linux Administration (any version)
- Unix Administration (any version)
CompTIA -

Brainbench -
Configuring Windows Vista Client, ISBN 0-7356-2390-2

Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2nd ed., ISBN 0-7356-2152-7

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, 2nd ed., ISBN 0-7356-1766-X

Guide to Networking Essentials, ISBN 0-619-21532-1

Microsoft Press Books

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