CSE/ISE 311: Schedule

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All material covered in the lectures, labs, and required readings may appear on the exams.

Optional readings provide additional explanation of material covered in class that can be useful in preparing for the exams.

Papers are only accessible to hosts in the stonybrook.edu domain, although most are available elsewhere online.

Date Topics Notes Required Readings Optional Readings
Part 1: System Administration Overview
Tue 01/28 Administrative and Introduction
Slides. Printer friendly slides.
Thu 01/30 Operating System Overview
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 1
Part 2: System Installation
Tue 02/04 Testing and Debugging Hardware
Slides. Printer friendly slides.
Thu 02/06 OS Installation (Windows)
Slides Printer Friendly Slides
Tue 02/11 Hardware Assembly
Meet in 2129
Thu 02/13 Snow day!
Fri 02/14
Lab 1 Due. 11:59PM.
Tue 02/18 OS Installation (Linux)
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 12, pages 362--368, 382--383
Part 3: Network and Services Administration
Thu 02/20 Basic Network Organization
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 14, pp 447--493
Tue 02/25 IP address assignment (DHCP)
Slides. Printer friendly slides.
Thu 02/27 Resorce name assignment (DNS)
Chapter 17, pp 552--625
Tue 03/04 User management (LDAP, AD)
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 19
Thu 03/06 Network File Services
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 18, pp 690--710
Tue 03/11 Email administration
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 20, pp 742--773.
Part 4: Security
Thu 03/13 Overview
Guest Lecture by Rob Johnson Chapter 22, pp 896--905
Fri 03/14
Lab 2 Due. 11:59PM
Tue 03/18 Spring Recess, Class Canceled
Thu 03/20 Spring Recess, Class Canceled
Tue 03/25 Web server administration
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 23, pp 956--961, 971--979.
Thu 03/27 Midterm
Tue 04/01 Review midterm.
Thu 04/03 Security (1)
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 22, 906--931.
Tue 04/08 Security (2)
Thu 04/10 Review Day
Part 5: Dealing with Disaster
Tue 04/15 Backups
Guest Lecture by Ellen Liu
Slides. Printer friendly slides.
Chapter 10, pp 292--317
Thu 04/17 Redundancy and Fail-over
Lab 3 Due. 11:59PM.
Guest Lecture by Erez Zadok.
Chapter 8, pp 237--246.
Tue 04/22 Review Day
Thu 04/24 Network Firewalls
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 22, pp 932--943.
Tue 04/29 Logging
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 11
Part 6: Review and Synthesis
Thu 05/01 Access Control and Process Control
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 4
Tue 05/06 Controlling Processes and the File System
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 5
Thu 05/08 Performance Analysis
Slides. Printer friendly slides. Chapter 29
Fri 05/09
Lab 4 Due. 11:59PM
Wed 05/14 Final Exam
5:30 pm - 8:00pm. Light Engineering 102.

Copyright Notice: These lecture notes, homeworks, and lab assignments are part of an undergraduate course on systems administration. You must ask me permission to use these materials. I do not grant to you the right to publish these materials for profit in any form.
Donald Porter, Stony Brook University


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