CS366 Computer Networking Laboratory

for S2T 2012

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CS 366 Computer Networking Laboratory


S2T 2012 DL


Smith, Jeffrey


Online Adjunct Instructor


Ph.D Candidate Northcentral University - All But Dissertation from Nova Southeastern University - Masters in Computer Technology Park Univesity
Bachelors in Human Resources Park University- Associates In Management Park University
Cisco Networking Academy Del Mar College - Federal Government Certified Information Security Officer - Journeyman Certifications in Data Processing and Wireless Radio Spectrum Communications

Office Location


Office Hours


Daytime Phone


Other Phone




Semester Dates

S2T 2012

Class Days



Co-requisite or prerequisite: CS365 or instructor consent.

Credit Hours



1) No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online via http://cisco.netacad.net. You instructor will provide you an access privilege to the site once the class starts.

2) Optional Hardcopy Textbook: Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide. Cisco Press. Mark Dye, Rick McDonald, Antoon Rufi. ISBN #9781587132087.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Cisco Networking Academy website: http://cisco.netacad.net.

Cisco Networking Academy Program - NETLAB Academy Edition: http://netlab.fhsu.edu.

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Course Description:
CS366 Computer Networking Laboratory Prerequisite or co-requisite: CS365 or instructor consent. This course provides students opportunities to practice computer networking concepts through hands-on networking projects. Students will experiment with and evaluate various networking utilities. Course projects will reinforce the concepts learned in CS365. Cisco recommends four areas of study in preparing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)exam. Together, this course and CS365 include the first area of study.1:0:1

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the network layering models.
  2. Examine various networking protocols and standards.
  3. Compare various networking media and topologies.
  4. Experiment with various networking utilities to determine the appropriate network support.

Core Assessment:
Description of the Core Assessment Instrument (such as Final Exam, term paper, project, etc):   This assessment is designed to assess primarily Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs) #1 to #4. The Park University proctored final exam is the core assessment tool.  The entire final exam makes up 20% to 25% of the course grade.    There are a total of 50 questions in the final exam in which 12 of them are used to assess Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs) #1 to #4. That is, there are 3 questions designated for each CLO.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Course Home Self Check, Chapter Exams, NetLabs, Final Exams, Course Feedback.


Assignment Submission Policies: Weekly discussion, lab project, and exam assignment policies will be detailed week by week. All requirements must be met in order to get the maximum score. Failure to meet any of the requirements will yield a deduction in points that will be determined by your instructor.

You will have access to your grades in e-College so that you can monitor your progress in the course. If you have questions about your grades, please contact the instructor. 

The following table shows the course score distribution.



Percentage per item

Total Percentage

Course Home Self Check

1 in Week 1



Chapter Exam

1 per chapter from Chapters 2 to 11



Weekly Lab – NetLab

2 in Week 1

1 per week from Weeks 2 to 7




     Weekly Lab – Packet Tracer

2 per week from Weeks 1 to 6

1 in Week 7




     Packet Tracer Final Based

     Skills Assessment

1 in Week 7



Practice Final Exam

1 in Week 7



Final Exam – Not Proctored

1 in Week 8



Final Exam - Proctored

1 in Week 8



Course Feedback

1 in Week 8





Incomplete Grades Policy:

We follow Park University Incomplete Policy as specified in Park University Undergraduate Catalog.

Grading Scale Policy:  

Your letter grade is determined based on the following scale. No rounding will be used when calculating your grades. 





90-100 %


80-89.9 %


70-79.9 %


60-69.9 %


0-59.9 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignment due dates will be provided when it is assigned. For each day that an assignment is late, there will be a deduction of 20% per day of the student's score for that assignment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



Course Learning Outcomes covered


Netlab Projects



Introduction to the policies and administration of the course

Course Policies and Administration

All materials under Course Home


Course introduction; Living in a network-centric world; Communicating over the network

1, 2, 3

Chapters 0, 1 & 2

Proj: 2.6.1

Proj: 2.6.2


Application layer functionality and protocols; Transport layer

1, 3, 4

Chapters 3 & 4

Proj: 4.5.2


Network layer; Data Link layer

1, 2, 3, 4

Chapters 5 & 7

Proj: 5.5.2


Addressing the network – IPv4

1, 4

Chapter 6

Proj: 6.7.5


Physical layer; Ethernet

1, 2

Chapters 8 & 9

Proj: 9.8.1


Planning and cabling networks; Configuring and testing networks

1, 2, 3, 4

Chapters 10 & 11

Proj: 10.6.1


Chapter 11 NetLab;

Practice Final Exam

1, 2, 3, 4

All materials covered in class

Proj: 11.5.1


2 Final Exams – proctored and non-proctored ; Course feedbacks

1, 2, 3, 4

All materials covered in class

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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.
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CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Core Learning Outcome #1 (part of Core Assessment)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Analyze the network layering models.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Answer all 3 questions correctly. Answer 1-2 questions correctly. Fail to answer all 3 questions correctly.  
Core Learning Outcome #2 (part of Core Assessment)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Examine various networking protocols and standards.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Answer all 3 questions correctly. Answer 1-2 questions correctly. Fail to answer all 3 questions correctly.  
Core Learning Outcome #3(part of Core Assessment)                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Compare various networking media and topologies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Answer all 3 questions correctly. Answer 1-2 questions correctly. Fail to answer all 3 questions correctly.  
Core Learning Outcome #4(part of Core Assessment)                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Experiment with various networking utilities to determine the appropriate network support.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Answer all 3 questions correctly. Answer 1-2 questions correctly. Fail to answer all 3 questions correctly.  


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