Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: This course provides an overview of computer networking concepts. Course topics include (but are not limited to): protocol layer stack, circuit switching vs. packet switching, connectionless vs. connection-oriented services, routing, Ethernet, LAN topologies, transmission media. Optionally the course may provide hands-on projects. For example, students may be asked to install and configure a LAN, install and use Linux network applications, or write network programs. Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor will supplement class lectures and problem solving with experience gained through a career in computer programming and IT.
Learning Outcomes:At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
· Learn fundamental Networking concepts and principles
· Be able to make basic key networking choices for business today.
· Develop a more technical understanding of internal corporate networks with emphasis on Local Area Networks, and of the Internet
Course Assessment: Assessment will be based upon weekly homework / lab assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.
Grading: Homework / Lab Assignments average 100 points each, and there will be a Mid-Term exam worth 150 points and a Final Exam worth 150 points. Percentage distribution will be Homework / Lab – 64%, Mid-Term & Final exams – 31%, Attendance & Class Participation – 5%. Grading will be on a typical A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), F (less than 60%) scale. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework submitted late will be docked 10%. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to leave the room to take phone calls and to respond to beepers. Notebook computers are allowed in the classroom.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The course will consist of a series of lectures using the text as a guide. This will also be supplemented by outside material. As well, the instructor will assist the student in the PC lab
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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