The Network Systems CELL provides students with theoretical and hands-on experience for designing a variety of network systems. Hands-on activities include cabling and wiring techniques, as well as software installation and configuration. Students make recommendations based on the evaluation and analysis of real-world scenarios in a series of case studies.
Domain Name System Coordination
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)–The U.S. government recognizes ICANN as a non-profit organization that reaches worldwide agreements on the management and coordination of domain names, addresses, and protocols. Companies that are accredited by ICANN compete to register domain names for a fee. ICANN does not strive to monopolize the Internet; rather it aims to preserve the operational stability of the DNS (Domain Name System). Visit the site to learn more about the DNS.
Domain Name System Management
IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)–This is the authority for daily management of the Internet DNS and functions as a management tool of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Visit this site to learn more about the DNS.
"Pennsbury School District"–This article describes one school district's implementation of a metropolitan area network.
Registering a Domain Name
InterNIC–This is a registered service mark of the U.S. Department of Commerce that provides information regarding registrars and domain name registration services that are approved by ICANN. Visit the site to find a current list of these accredited registrars and services.
PC Magazine – This site provides information about technology products such as computers, printers, and hubs. Visit the site to research printers.
Researching Software Piracy
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)–This trade association is comprised of the leading companies in the software and information industry. Its anti-piracy division provides information on the education and enforcement of software piracy. Visit this site to learn about anti-piracy efforts.