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CS 365 Computer Networking
Chandler, David D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 365 Computer Networking

Semester

F2B 2008 BL

Faculty

Chandler, David D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Business Administration/Information Technology Management - Webster University
Bachelor of Science/Computer Information Systems - University of Phoenix
Network+, A+

Office Location

Ft. Bliss, TX

Office Hours

Monday 7:00 - 7:30 PM

Daytime Phone

(915) 731-1002

Other Phone

(915) 821-6377

E-Mail

david.chandler@park.edu

d_chandler60@yahoo.com

Web Page

none

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

CS208 and CS219

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Networking + Guide to Networks, 4th edition, by Tamara Dean. ISBN: 0-169-21743-X

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Lab Manual for Network+ Guide to Networks, 4th edition, by Michael Grice. ISBN: 0-619-21744-8
LabSim for Network+, 2nd Edition, by Thomson Course Technology. ISBN: 1-418813743-1

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Course Description:
CS365 Computer Networking: 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 Linus network applications, or write network programs. Prerequisite: CS208 and CS219. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine and compare various network media and topologies
  2. Inspect and differentiate various network protocols and standards
  3. Inspect and differentiate various network protocols and standards
  4. Analyze network scenarios to determine the appropriate network support


Core Assessment:
For this course, the assessment artifact is a final exam which counts for 20% to 25% of the grade. In the artifact there will be 4 questions in each of the categories. ( Critical Thinking: Synthesis, Analysis, Evaluation; Content: Terminology, Concepts, Application; and Technical Skills: Whole Artifact, Component, Relationship) Thus, there will be 32 questions total in the final exam artifact. The artifact will test all four of the core learning objectives in each category.
 
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 365 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

Weekly quizzes on chapter terms and networking concepts to help reinforce learning objectives.
Group paper/presentation due the 8th week of course.

Grading:

  • Completing Weekly Reading assignments 
  • Completing Weekly Discussions
  • Completing Weekly Homework assignments
  • Completing Weekly Quizzes
  • Completing Paper/Presentation
  • Completing a Final Examination. This step is essential!
  • Completing a Online Survey of Student Opinion of Teaching 

     
    Assignment
    Points
    % of Grade (roughly)
    Discussion Participation
    84
    12
    Quiz
    210
    30
    Homework
    147
    20
    Paper/Presentation
    108
    15
    Final Exam
    160
    23
    Total
    709
    100

    Grading scale:
    A = 90-100% (or 638 points or higher)
    B = 80-89% (or 567 to 637 points)
    C = 70-79% (or 496 to 566 points)
    D = 60-69% (or 425 to 495 points)
    F = < 60% (424 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

There will be 20% penalty for each day that an assignment is late. Students are not allowed to take a quiz that is scheduled beyond its due date.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Chapter 1 - Introduction to Networking

              Chapter 2 - Networking Standards and the OSI Model

Week 2: Chapter 2 - Networking Standards and the OSI Model

              Chapter 3 - Transmission Basics and Networking Media

Week 3: Chapter 4 - Network Protocols

              Chapter 5- Networking Hardware

Week 4: Chapter 6 - Topologies and Access Methods

Week 5: Chapter 7 - WANs, Internet Access, and Remote Connectivity

              Chapter 8 - Network Operating Systems

Week 6: Chapter 11 - TCP/IP Networking

              Chapter 12- Troubleshooting Network Problems

Week 7: Chapter 13- Ensuring Integrity and Availability

              Chapter 14- Network Security

Week 8: Review and Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:9/12/2008 10:21:26 AM