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Bryan · Business and Technology · Comp Network Admin - ITNW


Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
ITNW-1325

  • Spring 2019
  • Section 320 CRN-22481
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/14/2019 to 05/09/2019
  • Modified 01/24/2019

Meeting Times


Discussion

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

A minimum of one (1) hour per week is set aside for lab work.

Contact Information


Instructor: Ms. Kelli Adam, M.S.

Office Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

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+ Cert Guide

  • Author: Anthony Sequeira
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Edition: N10-007
  • ISBN: 9780789759818
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore and Online

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 40%

Three major exams and a comprehensive final exam including hands-on troubleshooting

Labs 30%

Hardware and software assignments

Course Project 20%

Small teams design a local area network

Class Participation 10%

Daily contributions to discussion and labs

Breakdown

A [90, 100]   Exceptional knowledge of the material covered

B [80,90]      Above average knowledge of the material covered

C [70,80]      Average knowledge of the material covered

D [60,70]      Less than average knowledge of the material covered

F [0,60]         Very little knowledge of the material covered

Blinn College Policies


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

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

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 Blinn Buc 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 Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Schedule


Week

Date

Class Details

Contact Hours

1

Mon Jan 14

Course Syllabus, Assignment 0

4

 

Wed Jan 16

Lesson 1: Computer Network Fundamentals

 

2

Mon Jan 21

Holiday – No School

4

 

Wed Jan 23

Lesson 2: The OSI Reference Model

 

3

Mon Jan 28

Lesson 2 cont.

4

 

Wed Jan 30

Lesson 3: Network Components

 

4

Mon Feb 04

Lesson 3 cont.

4

 

Wed Feb 06

Lesson 3 cont.

 

5

Mon Feb 11

Lesson 4: Ethernet Technology

4

 

Wed Feb 13

Lesson 4 cont.; EXAM 1

 

6

Mon Feb 18

Lesson 5: IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses

4

 

Wed Feb 20

Lesson 5 cont.

 

7

Mon Feb 25

Lesson 5 cont.

4

 

Wed Feb 27

Lesson 6: Routing IP Traffic

 

8

Mon Mar 04

Lesson 6 cont.; Project Intro

4

 

Wed Mar 06

Lesson 7: Wide-Area Networks

 

x

Mon Mar 11

Spring Break – No School

 

 

Wed Mar 13

Spring Break – No School

 

9

Mon Mar 18

Lesson 7 cont.; EXAM 2

4

 

Wed Mar 20

Lesson 8: Wireless LANs

 

10

Mon Mar 25

Lesson 8 cont.; Course Project Brief 1

4

 

Wed Mar 27

In-Class Network Build

 

11

Mon Apr 01

Lesson 9: Network Optimization

4

 

Wed Apr 03

Lesson 9 cont.

 

12

Mon Apr 08

Lesson 10: Command-line Tools

4

 

Wed Apr 10

Lesson 11: Network Management

 

13

Mon Apr 15

Lesson 11 cont.

4

 

Wed Apr 17

Lesson 12: Network Security

 

14

Mon Apr 22

Lesson 12 cont.; EXAM 3

4

 

Wed Apr 24

Lesson 13: Network Troubleshooting

 

15

Mon Apr 29

Course Project Presentations

4

 

Wed May 01

FINAL EXAM Part 1

 

16

Mon May 06

FINAL EXAM Part 2 12:45pm-3:00pm

4