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|Time & Place:||Ref No. 15230: Wednesday 7:00 - 9:45 PM, Brandon Room BACA-208|
Name: Wayne Pollock|
Office & Phone: Tech-404, 253-7213. (Brandon: BACA-208).
DM Office Hours: Monday 4:45-6:45; Tuesday, Thursday 1:30-5:30;
Brandon Office Hours: Wednessday 6:00-7:00; or by appointment.
Homepage URL: http://www.hccfl.edu/pollock/
|Text:||Dean, Tamara, Network+ Guide to Networks, 2nd Ed., ©2002 Course Technology. ISBN # 0-619-06301-7.|
|Description:||This course introduces the student to the basics of local area networks. The course provides an overview of networking, including a history of development and the uses and benefits of networks. Students are introduced to major network components, with a discussion of critical selection considerations. This course helps prepare the student for CompTIA Network+ certification.|
|Objectives:||After completing this course, the student will be able to:
|Prerequisite:||CGS 1100 or Permission of the Instructor. Students enrolled in a degree or college credit certificate program must complete all prerequisites.|
A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=65-69, F=0-64
Quizzes may be take home quizzes, and are assigned from the text.
Projects are graded on the following scale:
A = 95% (Excellent: very well designed, well written, and extras)
Minor extras worth +5 points, minor omissions or poor design worth -5.
|Classes Begin:||Monday 8/25/03 (First day of class: Wednesday 8/27/03)|
|Add-Drop Ends:||Friday 8/29/03|
|Last Day to Withdraw:||Thursday, 10/30/03|
|Classes End:|| Friday 12/12/03|
(Last regularly scheduled class: Wednesday 12/10/03)
|No Class on:|| Monday 9/1/03 (Labor day), Friday 10/24/03 (All college day),|
Tuesday 11/11/03 (Veterans day),
Thursday, Friday 11/27/03-11/28/03 (Thanksgiving day)
Request For Accommodation
If, to participate in this course, you require an accommodation due to a physical disability or learning impairment, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Dale Mabry campus: Student Services Building (DSTU) Room 204, voice phone: (813) 259–6035, TTD: (813) 253-7035, FAX: (813) 253-7336.
Tell me and I'll listen.
|- Lakota Indian saying|
Learning is not a spectator sport!
|- Chickering & Gamson|
Course schedule for CTS 1305
Networking overview (definition, uses, jobs).
Network+ exam objectives, other certifications.
Readings Due: Chapter 1, Appendix A
Networking standards organizations.
OSI reference model.
IEEE networking standards.
Readings Due: Chapter 2
Networking protocols: TCP/IP and others (IPX/SPX, NetBIOS/NetBEUI,
Readings Due: Chapter 3
Signaling and media:
data modulation, analog vs. digital, ...
various cabling types, wireless.
Planning and installing wiring.|
Field trip to HCC campus MDF.
Readings Due: Chapter 4
Review, EXAM 1|
Network topologies, switching, and transmission methods.
Readings Due: Chapter 5
NICs, repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, routers and gateways.
Readings Due: Chapter 6
WAN technology, remote connectivity (PPP, VPN).
Readings Due: Chapter 7
Finish Ch. 7|
Comparing common network operating systems: Windows 2000, Netware, Unix/Linux.
Readings Due: Chapter 8 (pp. 359-380), skim chapters 8 (pp. 381-424), 9, and 10. (No quiz or projects for these three chapters)
addressing, sockets, ports, ...
Common Internet protocols: NAT, DNS, DHCP.
TCP/IP troubleshooting tools and techniques.
Readings Due: Chapter 11 (up to page 568)
Review, EXAM 2|
Common Internet services: WWW, SMTP (email), FTP, NNTP (newsgroups),VoIP.
Readings Due: Chapter 11 (pp. 569-ff)
Troubleshooting network problems (including broadcast storms).|
Network maintenance: baselining, asset management, change management, software and hardware upgrades. Virus protection, fault tolerance, backups, disaster recovery.
Readings Due: Chapters 12, 13, 14
Network security: audits, risks, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
Readings Due: Chapter 15
Network design process, project management.
Readings Due: Chapter 16
|12/10||Exam 3 Covers chapters 7 (VPN, PPP), 8, 11, 12, and 15 only|
Class name: CTS 1305 (Intro to Networking) Day: Wednesday 7 PM Student Information Sheet Student Name: ________________________ Student ID: ___________________________ Phone (optional): ______________________ Email (optional): ______________________ Student Certification Statement I have read and understand all of the information contained in the syllabus, and agree to abide by the conditions of this course, especially the following areas (initial each area): _____ Test Policy _____ Honesty Policy _____ Attendance Policy _____ Grading Policy _____ Class Conduct _________________________________ Student Signature
|Study guide||A list of networking terms and concepts discussed in class||3Com Networking Glossary||A glossary of hundreds of networking terms|
|Network address calculator||Easily calculate subnet masks and more||RFC Archive||RFCs and a search engine|
|About ping|| The real story of the
||RCS-1812||Offical standard for Internet routing and related concepts.|
|ICANN Home||Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers||Supernetting tutorial||Short tutorial on CIDR, supernetting.|
|IANA home|| Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
(Assigned protocol, AS, and port numbers, TLDs, etc.)
|Network equipment pricing information||On-line resouces for Cisco equipment, cables, and more|
|WHOIS Search||Provided by InterNIC (limted information provided).||WHOIS Search||Provided by NetworkSolutions (now part of VeriSign).|
|LAN-Times online magazine||Lots of interesting, timely information and links||Wiring closet photo||What not to do!|
|Ethernet and 802 information||Many links for IEEE standards (802) and descriptions of Ethernet||OSI Reference Model||A GIF illustration of the OSI Ref. Model|
|www.webopedia.com||On-line technical encyclopedia (Search for 802 for instance)||
||Current list of well-known port numbers|
|www.whatis.com||On-line technical dictionary (Search for voltage for instance)||Media Connectors||A GIF version of Appendix C from the text showing common connectors.|
|WAN Technology Charts||Tables of T-carrier, DSL, and SONET characteristics||Qwest Statistics||Internet backbone statistics from Qwest. Also view Monthly packet loss and latency statics.|
|Internet Mapping Project||View pictures of the Internet (12/98 Wired pic, Yugoslavia during the 1999 war)||NAT overview||Nice tutorial on NAT|
|IP Addressing and Binary Math Tutorials||Part of LearnTCPIP.com.||hosts||Sample hosts file.|
|DNS RRs||Sample DNS Resource Records.||SNMP Tutorial||SNMP tutorial from Cisco.|
|Disaster Recovery||Outlines major issues for disaster recovery policies and procedures.||DSLReports.com||Great broadband information and availability maps|
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