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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. Prerequisite: CS219. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor will supplement class lectures and problem solving with experience gained through a career as a computer specialist and IT.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand the basic principles of network resource sharing, and how networks affected the growth of the Internet.
2. Learn and understand the different types of transmission media and be able to relate them to the different network topologies.
3. Understand the theory of how electric currents are converted to send bits through the network.
4. Define and be able to relate the standards for communications, baud rates, and framing to how networks process information.
5. Explain duplexing, packets, frames, and error detection and how they relate to packets processing through the network.
6. Define and draw LAN topologies.
7. Be able to identify the format of the physical addresses, packet contents, and hardware addressing schemes.
8. Relate the duplex speeds of LANS on computers and how the different wiring schemes affect performance on the network.
9. Describe and know how repeaters, bridges, switches and hubs work.
10. Understand the architecture of ISDN and ATM circuit switching.
11. Define and be able to explain the seven-layer topology and how data packets go through each layer.
12. The motivation of internetworking and how it makes networks operate efficiently.
13. Explain and understand IP addressing schemes, IP address hierarchy's, subnet and classless addressing.
14. Explain and relate data transmission, frames, encapsulation, fragment loss, as important characteristics to network reliability.
15. Understand the importance of TCP/IP and how it makes the Internet function.
16. Describe how an electronic mail message travels through the network.
17. Have a basic understanding of access controls, passwords, encryption, confidentiality, and public key encryption.
Course Assessment: The student will be assigned chapters to read and study in the text. The student will also be assigned weekly homework. Students will be required to turn in 4- page paper on new emerging technologies, and give an oral presentation. Requirements will be discussed on the first night of class. Topics are due on the second week of class. It is expected that the student will complete weekly homework assignments prior to each class, participate in classroom discussions, and be present for all classes.
Grading: Homework assignments are worth 10 percent, class participation is worth 10 percent, the Mid-Term exam is worth 30 percent, the final Exam is worth 30 percent, and the paper is worth 20 percent. A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), F (less than 60%) scale.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work is to be turned in by the deadline. Talk to the instructor for special circumstances.
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: Week 1: Introduce myself and have students introduce themselves; then go over syllabus. Discuss the goals of the class, and talk about paper requirements. We will cover chapters 2 and 4. Students can pick two questions from the end of the chapters we are covering and answer the questions and turn-in the following Monday.
Week 2: We will cover chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8. Students can pick two questions from the end of the chapters we are covering and answer the questions and turn-in the following Monday.
Week 3: We will cover chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12. Students can pick two questions from the end of the chapters we are covering and answer the questions and turn-in the following Monday
Week 4: We will cover chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16. On Wednesday we will review for the mid-term. Students can get into groups and work on project for the remainder of Wednesday's class.
Week 5: Mid-term exam on Monday. We will cover chapters 17, 18, 21, and 25. Students can pick two questions from the end of the chapters we are covering and answer the questions and turn-in the following Monday.
Week 6: We will cover chapter 26, 27, 28, and 30. Students can pick two questions from the end of the chapters we are covering and answer the questions and turn-in the following Monday.
Week 7: We will cover chapters 31, 32, and 34. Projects are due on Wednesday.
Week 8: We will cover chapter 40. Review for the final on Monday and finish presentations of projects. Take Final test on Wednesday.
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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