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CS 385 Modern Developments in Advanced Networking
Bisel, Earl F.


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Course

CS 385 Modern Developments in Advanced Networking

Semester

S1T 2013 DL

Faculty

Bisel, Earl F.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS Mathematics Eastern Kentucky University
MAED East Carolina University
PhD (in progress)  Information Systems Management, Walden University

Office Location

TBD

Office Hours

TBD

E-Mail

earl.bisel@park.edu

Semester Dates

S1T 2013

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

online

Prerequisites

CS371 and CS372

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

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

2) Optional Hardcopy Textbook: Accessing the WAN, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide. Cisco Press. Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani. ISBN #1587132052.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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

2) Cisco Networking Academy Program – NETLAB Academy Edition: http://netlab.fhsu.edu.

3) Cisco Packet Tracer software (obtainable via http://cisco.netacad.net website.)

4) The latest version of Java (version 1.6 or higher, obtainable via www.java.com) for the purpose of performing the Final Skills Based Assessment in Cisco Packet Tracer.

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Course Description:
CS385 Modern Developments in Advanced Networking Prerequisites: CS371 and CS372 This course introduces WAN technologies and network services. Course topics include (but are not limited to): WAN technologies, connection options, troubleshooting, and security. 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 includes the fourth area of study. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine various WAN connection methods, and technologies.
  2. Evaluate various WAN designs.
  3. Analyze WAN security.
  4. Experiment with WAN configuration, and troubleshooting methods.


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:
Weekly discussions, Weekly exams, Packet Tracer labs, NetLab labs, Final Skills Based assessment, Cisco Final Exam, Park University Final Exam, Course Feedback, and Degree Program Comprehensive Exam.

Grading:
A:90%-100%; B:80%-89%; C: 70%-79%; D: 60%-69%: F: 0%-59%

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Course Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2: Chapter 3
Week 3: Chapter 4
Week 4: Chapters 5 & 6
Week 5: Chapter 7
Week 6: Chapter 8
Week 7: Final Skills Based Assessment; Practice Final exam
Week 8: Cisco Final Exam; Park University Final Exam; Course Feedback
Weeks 1-8: Degree Program Comprehensive Exam

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".
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Core Learning Outcome #1 (part of Core Assessment)                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
Examine various WAN connection methods, and technologies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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
Evaluate various WAN designs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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
Analyze WAN security.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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 WAN configuration, and troubleshooting methods.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Answer all 3 questions correctly. Answer 1-2 questions correctly. Fail to answer all 3 questions correctly.  

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