CS366 Computer Networking Laboratory

for S2A 2012

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CS 366 Computer Networking Laboratory


S2A 2012 BE


Tonsmann, Guillermo


Associate Professor of Computer Science


Ph.D. Computer Science, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Honors B.S. Computer Science, University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, Potchefstroom University (Potchefstroom, South Africa)

Office Location

Austin Campus - Room 109

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and at other times by appointment.

Daytime Phone

(512) 385-7275 ext 5709



Semester Dates

Monday, March 19, 2012 through Sunday, May 13, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 PM


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

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

Additional Resources:
1) Access Cisco Networking Academy website: http://cisco.netacad.net, read the online course material, and take online exams.

2) Download, install, and execute Cisco Packet Tracer software in your local computer. You should always download the latest version in http://cisco.netacad.net website. Note that it is required that you have access to a computer locally so that you can download, install, and execute Cisco Packet Tracer software.

3) Download and install the latest version of Java (version 1.6 or higher) for the purpose of performing the Final Skills Based Assessment in Cisco Packet Tracer. The latest version of Java can be downloaded from www.java.com.

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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:

Netlabs; Final Exam (the same taken in CS365).

The following table shows the course score distribution.



Percentage per item

Total Percentage

Weekly Lab – Netlab (Netlab site)

1 or 2 per Week for a total of 8

10.0 %


Park University Final Exam - Proctored

1 on Week 8





Grade Scale:
A = 100 –90
B =  89 –80
C =  79 –70
D =  69 –60
F = below 60

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There will be no late submissions. Netlabs should be completed during class hours.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
LAST DAY TO DROP:  Monday, March 26, 2012
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW:  Sunday, April 22, 2012
INCOMPLETE GRADE:  As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given.  Exceptions to the rule do exist, however, like a prolonged hospitalization and/or traumatic death in the family. In these cases, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete.  The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstances.
WITHDRAW:  The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If a student wishes to withdraw from this course, s/he must file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the appropriate deadlines. Every student is considered enrolled unless s/he is officially withdrawn.

Other Rules

1. Students should disconnect or set to silent any cellular phones or beeping devices during class sessions.
2. Students should refrain from disruptive behavior during class sessions.
3. Students must check their accounts on Netlab, cisco.netacad.net,  www.parkonline.org and their Park email regularly. Class announcements and class materials will be distributed using one or all services.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class schedule and activities may change at the instructor's discretion to pace students' learning.


Class Activities

Required ONLINE Reading before Session

Netlab Projects (To be done in class)

Week 1

Course Introduction.
Living in a network-centric world.

Chapters 0 & 1

Week 2

Communicating over the network.

Chapter 2

Project 2.6.1
Project 2.6.2

Week 3

Transport Layer.

Chapter 4

Project 4.5.2

Week 4

Network Layer

Chapter 5

Project 5.5.2

Week 5

Internet Addressing

Chapter 6

Project 6.7.5

Week 6


Chapter 9

Project 9.8.1

Week 7

Planning and Cabling Networks

Chapter 10

Project 10.6.1

Week 8

Configuring and Testing Networks

Chapter 11

Project 11.5.1

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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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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