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CS 365 Computer Networking
Wakeman, Jeremy


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CS 365 Computer Networking

Semester

FA 2012 HO

Faculty

Wakeman, Jeremy

Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

MBA Northwest Missouri State University
BS Mathematics / Computer Information Systems Lincoln University

Office Location

SC209C

Office Hours

T-R 7:45-8:45AM; 10:00-11:30AM; and T 5:00PM-6:00PM

E-Mail

Jeremy.Wakeman@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 20, 2012 - December 14, 2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Prerequisites

CS208 and CS151 or Instructor consent. 3:0:3

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

No books are required. The course curriculum is provided online via http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/index.html. The instructor will provide each student with access privileges to the site once the class starts.

OPTIONAL 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 Packet Tracer software: 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.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CS365 Computer Networking: This course provides an overview of computer networking concepts. Course topics include (but are not limited to): network topologies and cabling, local and wide area networking, Ethernet, wireless, OSI 7-layer model, routing, logical and physical network addressing. This course may include various hands-on networking projects. Cisco recommends four areas of study in preparing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. This course covers the first area of study. Prerequisites: CS208 and CS151 or Instructor consent. 3:0:3

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:

Chapter Exams; Packet Tracer Labs; Packet Tracer Final Skills Based Assessments; Final Exam

Grading:

Overview of Grading Policies

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.

 Grades Per Assignment

Deliverable



Qty

Points

Weekly Chapter Exams



10 / 40 pts each

400 Points

Labs – Packet Tracer



10 / 20 pts each

200 Points

Individual Skills Based Assessment



1

150 Points

Team Lab Assessment – Packet Tracer



1

50 Points

Final Exam



1

200 Points

Incomplete Grades Policy:

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

 Final Grades

 A = 100% - 90%

 B = 89.9% - 80%

 C = 79.9% - 70%

 D = 69.9% - 60%

 F = 59.9% and Below

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. Assignments that are more than 5 days late yield a 0 for the entire assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All students are expected to be present and on time for each class and no TEXTING in class. It is expected that each student come to class prepared to take notes and to complete assignments when they are due.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Schedule

Week 1

21-Aug

23-Aug


Personal Introductions, Introduction to the policies and admin of the course

Course Introduction Chp 0

Week 2

28-Aug

30-Aug


Chp 0 & Living in a network-centric world Chp1

Chp 1 Living in a network-centric world

Week 3

4-Sep

6-Sep


Chp 2 Communicating over the Network

Chp 2 Communicating over the Network

Week 4

11-Sep

13-Sep


Chp 3 Application Layer Functionality and Protocols

Chp 3 Application Layer Functionality and Protocols; Chp. 2 Exam Due

Week 5

18-Sep

20-Sep


Chp 4 Transport Layer

Chp 4 Transport Layer; Chp 3 Exam Due

Week 6

25-Sep

27-Sep


Chp 5 Network Layer

Chp 5 Network Layer; Chp 4 Exam Due

Week 7

2-Oct

4-Oct


Chp 6 IPv4 Addressing the Network

Chp 6 IPv4 Addressing the Network; Chp 5 Exam Due

Week 8

9-Oct

11-Oct


Chp 6 IPv4 Addressing the Network

Chp 6 IPv4 Addressing the Network

Week 9

16-Oct

18-Oct


Fall Break

Fall Break

Week 10

23-Oct

25-Oct


Chp 7 Data Link Layer

Chp 7 Data Link Layer; Chp 6 Exam Due

Week 11

30-Oct

1-Nov


Chp 8 Physical Layer

Chp 8 Physical Layer; Chp 7 Exam Due

Week 12

6-Nov

8-Nov


Chp 9 Ethernet

Chp 9 Ethernet; Chp 8 Exam Due

Week 13

13-Nov

15-Nov


Chp 10 Planning and cabling Networks

Chp 10 Planning and cabling Networks; Chp 9 Exam Due

Week 14

20-Nov

22-Nov


Chp 11 Configuring and Testing Networks

Thanksgiving Holiday (No Class)

Week 15

27-Nov

29-Nov


Chp 11 Configuring and Testing Networks; Chp 10 Exam Due

Packet Tracer Skills Assessment

Week 16

4-Dec

6-Dec


Packet Tracer Skills Assessment; Chp 11 Exam Due

Packet Tracer Final Skills Based Assessment

Week 17

11-Dec

13-Dec


Final Exam 1-3


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 95-96

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 98

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 .

Additional Information:

Important Dates


August 20, 2012 First day of
class


August 27, 2012 Last day to
drop


October 14 – 21, 2012 Fall
Break


November 02, 2012 Last day to
withdraw


December 14, 2012 Last day of
finals



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Core Learning Outcome #1 (part of Core Assessment)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
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)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
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)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
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)                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
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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