Cuyamaca College
CIS Department

CIS 214 Syllabus

 

 Instructor:                     Usama B Georges
Office hours:                 By Appointment
Daytime Phone:            (619) 683-3273 x32
e-mail:                          usama.georges@gcccd.net or ugeorges@foundationcollege.com
Class Time:                   Monday & Wednesday, 7:30 PM – 9:50 PM
Location:                      Cuyamaca College , classroom E108

Required books:          Web Servers, Security, & Maintenance, Eric Larson. Brian Stephens
ISBN 0-13-022534-7

Additional Books:        

 

Required Software:       Microsoft 2000 Server. OS, Any work station OS (preferred 2000 Pro Virus protection software.

Other Material        :     Zip disk 100-200 MB, 4 floppy disks 1.4 MB

Electronic Resources:    Blackboard via the Web.  

Course Description

A course to develop basic knowledge of Web servers administration and Security.  The broad overview of topics includes Web Server organization, Exploring Web marketing, and Understanding web development. The lab portion of the course will consist of building and maintaining static web sites with limited database-enabled and interactive functionality.

This course adheres to the policies outlined in the Cuyamaca College catalog.  For further information, see Academic Policies stated in the catalog

 

Prerequisites:

CIS 190 is a must in addition to basic foundation in networking concepts as well as familiarity with Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 would benefit students taking this course.

 

Course Objectives

The main goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the features and functions of different types of web servers. This includes a look at the configuration, management, and networking functionality of Windows IIS 5.5 in both large and small network environments. The course is comprised of a combination of theory, review questions, case studies, hands-on exercises, and additional homework assignments. By the end of the course, students should have the ability to configure and support web servers running on Windows and Unix/Linux serves.

 

 Web Site

 

Supplementary information for this course is available at http://blackboard.gcccd.net:8920/ . The website contains class notes, slides reviewed in class, the course syllabus, test dates, and information pertinent to the additional assignments (due dates, grading structure, etc.). General information (such as instructor contact information and URLs mentioned in class) and answers to the end-of-chapter review questions, assignments, and projects can also be found on this site.

 

Instructional Approach

To pursue the course objectives classes will be a mixture of lecture and discussion format, in class assignments, projects, research papers, and student’s presentations. Lectures will cover the theoretical aspects of the course. All students are expected to contribute to discussions in class. Sharing pertinent work experience is particularly valuable.

 

Grading and Evaluation Criteria

 The grading scheme for the course is comprised of five main elements including a midterm test, submission of class assignments, weekly quizzes, a final exam, and class participation. The percentage breakdown of each element is provided below:  

Grading

Item

Value

Points Earned

End of Chapter Questions (10)

1000 points

 

Weekly Quizzes (10)

1000 points

 

Mid term (written & practical)

750 points

 

Final (written & practical)

750 points

 

Class Project

250 points

 

Participation/Attendance

250 points

 

Total Points Possible

4000 points

 

Extra Credit

<50 points>

 

   

Grade Scale

    Points


A

3600+

B

3599 – 3200

C

3199 – 2800

D

2799 – 2400

F

Below 2400

 Important Dates: 

 

Fall 2003 CALENDAR

Continuous Through August 23

Application Period

Continuous Through August 23

Program Advisement

July 14 - August 23

Registration

August 18 - 22

Professional Development - Organizational Meetings

August 22

APPLICATION DEADLINE

August 23

1st day of classes for most Saturday only classes

August 25 - 29

Late Application Period

August 25

Regular Day & Evening Classes Begin

August 25 - September 6

Program Adjustment Period

August 30 - September 1

Holiday (Labor Day Weekend)

September 6

Last Day to Add Semester-Length Classes

September 6

Last Day to Drop Semester-Length Classes Without a "W" Appearing on Your Record

September 6

Last Day for Refund for Semester-Length Classes

September 8

Census Day

September 8 - October 21

Second 8-week Application Period

September 27

Last Day to Apply for CR/NC - Semester Length Classes

October 18

Last Day to Apply for Fall 2003 Degree/Certificate

October 18

End of First 8-Week Session

October 20

Second 8-Week Session Begins

October 21

Application Deadline for Second 8-Week Session

November 8 - 10

Holiday (Veterans Day Weekend)

November 15

Last Day to Drop Semester-Length Classes

November 27, 28, 29

Thanksgiving Vacation

December 13

End of Second 8-Week Session for Weekday (M-F) classes

December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22

Final Examinations

December 22

Close of Fall Semester

December 23

Instructor Grade Deadline

Class Information and Rules:

  • Attendance at each session is critical.  The instructor may drop a student for excessive absences - consisting of any 12 hours of non-consecutive class time.

  • Students are expected to be on time for every class.  Late arrivals cause disruptions.  If you must arrive late, please do not disturb others with questions.  If you have any questions about Cuyamaca’s official attendance policy, please refer to Cuyamaca’s catalog.

  • Absolutely no cell phones or pagers allowed to be used in class.  These devices must be turned off or set to vibrate mode while in the classroom. You may use the phone outside the class on emergencies

  • Student work assignments shall be turned in at the beginning of the class period.  Late assignments and/or makeup quizzes/exams will be accepted only with the prior approval of the instructor.  If you are unable to attend a class session and have an assignment due, e-mail it or make other arrangements to get it to the instructor prior to the class session.

  • Students are responsible for all of the terms and concepts in the chapters covered.  All reading assignments are to be completed prior to the scheduled class session.

  • Assignments may be amended as deemed necessary by the instructor.

  • All students must take the final exam in order to receive any grade other than an “F”.

 

 Class Participation:


Participation includes attendance, punctuality, and contributions to class discussions.  Those students who show innovation, creativity, and demonstrate extra effort will score higher on the participation points segment of the grade.  Those who demonstrate average, active participation and attitude, score accordingly.  Students who disturb or interfere with the class by inappropriate conversations will also score accordingly.  The participation points are earned (as determined by the instructor) based on the criteria listed above.

 Additional Information:

 For those students with disabilities, assistance may be available through Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Office.  Please contact them at Room A-03 or via phone at 660-4215 to determine the procedures to obtain assistance

 

            This Course adheres to the policies outlined in the Cuyamaca College catalogue.  For further information, see Academic Policies stated in the catalogue.

 

Instructor Information:

 Education:        * Coleman College , La Mesa-CA: Masters Information Systems

* University of Baghdad , Baghdad-Iraq: BS in Computer Information Systems

                        * Royal Academy of Sandhurst , England-UK: H.N.D. Management and Leadership

                        * University of Surry , England - UK : BS Electronic Engineering

 

Employment:     * Network Security Consultant for a myriad of renowned companies

*IT Manager Foundation College

*Chair of Programs & Curriculum Development, Foundation College , San Diego

                        * Help desk Manager for San Diego Futures Foundation

                        * Lead instructor, Foundation College , San Diego

                        * Senior Technical Advisor for Micron Corp. 1998-2002, San Diego

                        * Level II Engineers Supervisor Titan Corp 2002, San Diego

                       

 

Teaching:          15+ years teaching/training Information Technology at different schools and organizations

                        Adjunct Instructor at Cuyamaca College , Coleman College , University of Phoenix and Foundation College.

Course Outline

Date

Day

Chapter

Chapter Reading

Home Work

Exams

Other

8/25/2003

Mon

1.1-1.2

1.3-1.4

 

 

 

8/27/2003

Wed

1.3-1.4

2.1-2.2

 

 

2K Server Installation

9/3/2003

Wed

2.1-2.2

2.3-2.4

Chapter 1

Quiz 1

 

9/8/2003

Mon

2.3-2.4

3.1-3.2

 

 

 

9/10/2003

Wed

3.1-3.2

3.3-3.4

 

Quiz 2

 

9/15/2003

Mon

3.3-3.4

4.1-4.2

Chapter 2

 

 

9/17/2003

Wed

4.1-4.2

4.3-4.4

 

 

 

9/22/2003

Mon

4.3-4.4

5.1-5.2

 

Quiz 3

 

9/24/2003

Wed

5.1-5.2

5.3-5.4

Chapter 3

 

 

9/29/2003

Mon

5.3-5.4

6.1-6.2

 

 

 

10/1/2003

Wed

6.1-6.2

6.3-6.4

 

Quiz 4

 

10/6/2003

Mon

6.3-6.4

7.1-7.2

Chapter 4

 

 

10/8/2003

Wed

7.1-7.2

7.3-7.4

 

 

 

10/13/2003

Mon

7.3-7.4

8.1-8.2

 

Quiz 5

 

10/15/2003

Wed

Review for Mid term Test

Chapter 5

 

 

10/20/2003

Mon

Mid Term Test

 

 

 

10/22/2003

Wed

8.1-8.2

8.3-8.4

 

 

 

10/27/2003

Mon

8.3-8.4

9.1-9.2

 

Quiz 6

 

10/29/2003

Wed

9.1-9.2

9.3-9.4

Chapter 6

 

 

11/3/2003

Mon

9.3-9.4

10.1-10.2

 

 

 

11/5//03

Wed

10.1-10.2

10.3.10.4

 

Quiz 8

 

11/12/2003

Wed

10.3-10.4

11.1-11.2

Chapter 8

 

 

11/17/2003

Mon

11.1-11.2

11.3-11.4

 

 

 

11/19/2003

Wed

11.3-11.4

12.1-12.2

 

Quiz 9

 

11/24/2003

Mon

12.1-12.2

12.3-12.4

Chapter 9

 

 

11/26/2003

Wed

12.3-12.4

13.1-13.2

 

Quiz 10

 

12/1/2003

Mon

13.1-13.2

13.3-13.4

Chapter 10

 

 

12/3/2003

Wed

13.3-13.4

14.1-14.2

 

 

 

12/8/2003

Mon

14.1-14.2

14.3-14.4

 

Quiz 11

Final Project presented

12/10/2003

Wed

14.3-14.4

Review Final Test

Chapter 11

 

 

21/15/03

Wed

Final Test