Administering peer-to-peer and client/server networks: Planning, installation, server configuration, resource management, remote access, performance monitoring, and optimization. IST 227 Network Administration (3) IST 227 covers the essential knowledge and skills required to successfully administer peer-to-peer and client/server networks. Hands-on experience with commercial networking software such as Windows 9x, NetWare, Windowns NT Workstation, and Windows NT Server is an important course component. Topics covered include pre-installation planning, network installation, network software architecture, server configuration, profiles and logon scripts, user account management, policies, resource sharing and security, disk management, remote access, backup and recovery, performance monitoring, and network optimization. IST 227 is one of four courses required for the Networking Option in the Associate degree in Information Sciences and Technology (IST).Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to understand network software architecture, plan and install peer-to-peer and server-based networks. The IST student will also be able to manage user accounts, profiles, logon scripts, and system policies. The student will have practical experience with disk storage, resources, security, backup and recovery procedures. Finally, the student will be able to manage remote access features, monitor and optimize network performance, and foster communications, interpersonal, and group interaction skills through appropriate collaborative and active learning projects, laboratory exercises, and related experiences.Achievement of knowledge objectives will be evaluated by exam. Ability to perform hands-on network administration and support activities will be evaluated by grading appropriate group and individual hands-on laboratory projects, scenarios, and case studies.The majority of campuses offering the Associate degree in Information Sciences and Technology will have 20-30 students enrolled in the course. The course will be offered one semester each academic year.