CS365 Computer Networking

for S1SS 2009

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CS 365 Computer Networking


S1SS 2009 RA


Muñoz, Mark R.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems

Office Hours


Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

Monday, January 12, 2009 - Sunday, March 08, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

4:55 - 7:35 PM


CS208 and CS219

Credit Hours


Tamara Dean Network + Guide to Networks, Fourth Edition, Course Technology, Cengage Learning, Boston Massachussets, ISBN-10: 0-619-21743-X

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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

Educational Philosophy:
I believe learning should be an enjoyable, challenging experience. I try to bring real world experiences to the class room. I try to bing excitement to learning by various approaches and grading criteria, producing successful students. The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, special projects and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputational learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

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:

Exam 1                           30%
Exam 2                           35%
Quizzes                           10% 
Presentation                    15%
Participation                    10%


91 - 100%   A
81 -   90%   B
71 -   80%   C
61 -   70%   D
00 -   60%   Fail    

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due. The date due will be annotated at the beginning of each assignment. Late homework will be accepted at the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 10 point ( out of 100) reduction in score. The instructor will accept late assignments if extenuating circumstances exist. Late homework will not be acceptted after a week past the due date and will accept an automatic zero for that assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students must read all assigned chapters prior to that class meeting. Students are expected to be well prepared to discuss examples and assignments provided at the end of each chapter or handed out by the instructor. Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons: illness, death in the family, work assignments, temporary duty are excusable. The student is responsible for providing the instructor a reason for the excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CLASS MEETINGClass Activities, Reading AssignmentsTests,Special Projects WEEK - 1CH 1 Introduction to Networking. CH 2 Networking stds and the OSI Models Quiz 1 WEEK- 2CH 3 Trans Basics & Networking Media CH 4 Network ProtocolsQuiz 2 WEEK - 3CH 5 Networking Hardware CH 6 Topologies & Access MethodsQuiz 3 WEEK - 4CH 7 WANs, Internet Access, & remot.Conn. CH 8 NOS & Win Server 2003Quiz 4 WEEK - 5Ch 9 Networking with UNIX- Type of OSExam 1 (Ch.1 - 8) Quiz 5 WEEK - 6CH 10 Netware- Based Networking CH 11 In-Depth TCP / IP NetworkingQuiz 6 WEEK - 7Ch 12 Troubleshooping Network problems CH 14 Network Security Quiz 7 WEEK - 8 PresentationsExam 2 (Ch. 9-12 & 14)

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 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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