CT320: Network and System Administration

Fall 2019


TaskPoints each
Homework 01
Homework 1–73
Recitations 1−151
iClicker Quizzes 1–151
Midterm Exam25
Final Exam25
They don’t add up to 100. Who says they have to?
A≥ 90
B≥ 80
C≥ 70
D≥ 60
F< 60
(no +/− grades)
CT320: Network and System Administration
Lecture: August 27–December 12, 2019; Tue/Thu 11:00ᴀᴍ–12:15ᴘᴍ
Recitation: L01: Wed 11:00ᴀᴍ–12:50ᴘᴍ, L02: Wed 2:00–3:50ᴘᴍ
Last drop: September 11, 2019; Last withdraw: October 21, 2019
Clark C 248 (lecture), CSB 315 (recitation)
Unix and Linux Administration Handbook, Prentice Hall (2010),
ISBN: 0131480057, Nemeth, Snyder, Hein and Whaley (4th edition)
Jack Applin <Applin [snail] ColoState [period] Edu> (email tips)
Office Hours
CSB 246:
Tuesday 12:45–2:00ᴘᴍ,
Wednesday 10:00–11:30ᴀᴍ,
Thursday 1:30–2:30ᴘᴍ,
and by appointment
Saptarshi Chatterjee <Saptarshi [period] Chatterjee [snail] ColoState [period] Edu>
Office Hours
Linux Lab: Monday 5:00–7:00ᴘᴍ, Wednesday 5:00–6:00ᴘᴍ, 8:00–9:00ᴘᴍ


Late and Makeup Policy

Midterm and Final:

Make-up exams are only given for documented extraordinary circumstances (e.g., illness, death of family member). Students must consult with the instructor as soon as possible, preferably before the exam. Examination dates are listed in the schedule; be aware of them and plan accordingly.


No make-ups will be given for missed recitations, since it is a group activity.


Written assignments are submitted electronically—details with each assignment. See the schedule & checkin pages for due dates. The assignment will also specify a late acceptance period which will include a one-point late penalty. After the late period, submission is closed; students who have not submitted programs receive no points for the assignment.



I will announce cancellations on Piazza. However, I don’t decide when to cancel classes, CSU does. If the weather looks interesting, go to https://safety.colostate.edu. If that site says that CSU is closed, then classes, labs, office hours, etc., are cancelled. If it doesn’t, then they’re not.

Conduct in Class

Don’t distract the students. I can’t force you to learn, but you must allow others to do so. This means:


A student copies

but she has cheated herself and so fails the class

Review the CSU Honor Pledge and follow it.

Policies on cheating, plagiarism, incomplete grades, attendance, discrimination, sexual harassment, and student grievances are described in the Student Information Guide. All other matters follow the policies set in the current CSU General Catalog, the Student Conduct Code, and in the CS Dept. Code of Conduct.

Writing a program comprises two phases: design and implementation. You must do both on your own. It is unacceptable to have joint design but separate implementations.

You MAY discuss assignments but the work you turn in must be your own. You have crossed the line if you start comparing someone else’s work to your own (or vice versa). You have crossed the line if you cannot explain/understand the work you submit. “I copied it from the internet” is not an explanation.