Local Area Networks
Module Title : Local Area Networks Level : Associate degree
Module Code: CST 270 Credits: 3
Total student contact : 63 Hours Lectures- Labs: 33 - 30
To provide an introduction to Data Communication in general and Local Area Networks in
Particular with practice on one of the LAN operating system emphasizing on configuration
and management of file server, Print Server and Workstations along with managing of System
Learning Outcomes: After completing the module students should be able to:
1. Be aware of Data Communication concepts, different types of networks, and
components of a LAN.
2. Be able to configure a LAN network, manage a LAN network operating system,
and to configure a LAN network resource (Workstations and Printers).
3. To run a shared application LAN.
- The Uses of Data Communications.
- Relationship between Computer Systems and Data Communication.
-The basic building blocks of Data Communication networks.
-Types of telephone line and network configurations, MODEMS and Multiplexors
-Asynchronous and Batch processing terminals.
-Microcomputers and Data Communications.
-Data Communication Protocols.
-LAN strategies (basedband bus LAN)
-LAN components (File servers, Print servers, Workstations .Cabling, NIC)
-LAN topologies, Bridges and routers
-LAN operating system:
-Windows 2000 operating system introduction.
-Directory structure and essential directories
-Drive pointers and search drives
-File and directory attributes
-User, groups trustee rights and effective rights
-Configuring server& workstation
-Managing active directory
-Managing users, groups, writing LOGIN scripts, assigning security rights and
managing the LAN
-Understanding network printing and setting up print server, printing queues.
Remote and network printers and printing on the network.
Data Communications concepts and solutions by Martin R. Arick ,QEDINC.
Assessment : Examination: 2 hours Coursework: Assessment of a set of laboratory
Exercises by written work and presentations
Weighting between E and CW:25%E,75%CW