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Blinn College • Bryan • Business, Information Technology and Public Service • Comp Network Admin - ITNW


Fundamentals of Networking Technologies ITNW-1325

  • Spring 2018
  • Section 320 CRN-22481
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/16/2018 to 05/10/2018
  • Modified 01/20/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture

  • Monday, Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:50 PM, Student Center 241

Lab

  • Monday, 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM, Student Center 241

Contact Information


Instructor: Major Robert Carl Nelson II

Office Hours

  • Wednesday, 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Student Center 242

Make an appointment to ensure I stay aboard.

Description


Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software.

Requisites

None

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


1. Identify and use network transmission media

2. Explain the OSI model

3. Identify the characteristics of network topologies and protocols

4. Identify the functions of a network operating system and distinguish between centralized, client/server, and peer-to-peer systems

5. Distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN

Materials


CompTIA Network+

  • Author: Keith Barker and Kevin Wallace
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Edition: N10-006
  • ISBN: 9780789754080
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore and Online

Flash Drive

USB Flash thumb drive.

Course Requirements


Students should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Exams 30%

Three major exams

Final Exam 10%

Comprehensive including hands-on troubleshooting

Assignments 30%

Hardware and software

Course Project 20%

Small teams design a local area network

Class Participation 10%

Daily contributions to discussion and labs

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, and campus carry.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Make-up Policy

The instructor has the option, but not the requirement, to reschedule a missed exam or quiz. Also the instructor for good reason, can allow late submission of assignments and labs. Students must explain the circumstances and reasons for any make-up

Schedule


Week

MON

Content

WED

Content

Contact Hours

1

 

 

17-Jan

Course Syllabus, Assignment 0

4.1

2

22-Jan

Network Fundamentals

24-Jan

OSI Model

4.1

3

29-Jan

OSI Model

31-Jan

Network Components

4.1

4

5-Feb

Network Components

7-Feb

Network Components

4.1

5

12-Feb

Ethernet

14-Feb

Ethernet

EXAM 1

4.1

6

19-Feb

IPv4 and IPv6

21-Feb

IPv4 and IPv6

4.1

7

26-Feb

IPv4 and IPv6

28-Feb

Routing

4.1

8

5-Mar

Routing

7-Mar

Project Intro

In-class LAB

4.1

 

12-Mar

Holiday – Spring Break

14-Mar

Holiday – Spring Break

9

19-Mar

WANs

21-Mar

WANs

4.1

10

26-Mar

WLANs

POA&M 1

28-Mar

WLANs

EXAM 2

4.1

11

2-Apr

Network Optimization

4-Apr

Network Optimization

4.1

12

9-Apr

Command Line Tools

11-Apr

Network Management

4.1

13

16-Apr

Network Management

POA&M 2

18-Apr

Network Security

4.1

14

23-Apr

Network Security

EXAM 3

25-Apr

Network Troubleshooting

4.1

15

30-Apr

Class Projects

2-May

In-Class FINAL EXAM Pt 1, Final Class Day

4.1

 16

7-May

In-Class FINAL EXAM Pt 2

 

Summer Vacation!

2.7

 

 

Total

 

 

64.2