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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 01/15/2018

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

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


CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Transfers to BAAS degree at SHSU.

Transfers to BAS-IT degree at UHCL.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Exams 50%

Four major exams and a comprehensive final exam

Labs 20%

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.

Schedule


Week

MON

Content

WED

Content

1

 

 

17-Jan

Course Syllabus, Assignment 0

2

22-Jan

Chapter 1

24-Jan

Chapter 2

3

29-Jan

Chapter 2

31-Jan

Chapter 3

4

5-Feb

Chapter 3

7-Feb

Chapter 3

EXAM 1

5

12-Feb

Chapter 4

14-Feb

Chapter 4

6

19-Feb

Chapter 5

21-Feb

Chapter 5

7

26-Feb

Chapter 5

EXAM 2

28-Feb

Chapter 6

8

5-Mar

Chapter 6

7-Mar

Project Intro; In-class LAB

 

12-Mar

Holiday – Spring Break

14-Mar

Holiday – Spring Break

9

19-Mar

Chapter 7

21-Mar

Chapter 7

10

26-Mar

Chapter 8; POA&M 1

28-Mar

Chapter 8

EXAM 3

11

2-Apr

Chapter 9

4-Apr

Chapter 9

12

9-Apr

Chapter 10

11-Apr

Chapter 11

13

16-Apr

Chapter 11; POA&M 2

18-Apr

Chapter 12

14

23-Apr

Chapter 12

25-Apr

Chapter 13

EXAM 4

15

30-Apr

Class Projects

2-May

In-Class FINAL EXAM Pt 1, Final Class Day

 

TBD

In-Class FINAL EXAM Pt 2

 

Summer Vacation!