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CS 365 Computer Networking
Doulas, Nick


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

S1Z 2013 ML

Faculty

Doulas, Nick

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Masters Degree in Information Systems
PH.D. candidate in Information Security

Office Location

Barnes Noble Coffee Shop:  1601 Market Place Drive Suite 65, Great Falls, MT 59404

Office Hours

By Appointment; Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Daytime Phone

406-899-4664

E-Mail

562969@gmail.com

nick7230@gmail.com

Semester Dates

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

CS208 and CS151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
1. Network Fundamentals - CCNA Exploration Companion Guide by Mark Dye, ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-208-7.

 
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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/.

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

Educational Philosophy:
My philosophy on adult education is we learn together in a multi-media environment. This means that instructive material will be presented via the internet, web sites, lectures, reading, projects, and tests.

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:

Class Assessment:

  1. Chapter Discussion – Each week, there will be various topics for you to research and summarize for the class.
  2. Weekly Homework – Each week, there will be a homework assignment with several questions that require you to provide detailed answers. You will turn the homework in every Monday.
  3. Chapter Quizzes – there will be two quizzes covering material assigned.
  4. Projects – There will be a two project dealing with current network security issues. The student will create a document and a presentation for each
  5. Final Exam – There will be a final exam during week 8.

Assessments

Points

Frequency

Total Points

Percentage (%)

Course Homework

40

8

320

32%

Chapter Discussion

10

8

80

08%

Quizzes

100

2

200

20%

Project 1

150

1

150

15%

Project 2

150

1

150

15%

Final Exam
100 1 100 10%

Total

N/A

21

1000

100%

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Grading:

Grading:

Letter

Points

Percentage

A

900-1000

90-100 %

B

800-899

80-89.9 %

C

700-799

70-79.9 %

D

600-699

60-69.9 %

F

Below 599

0-59.9 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

  • Submission of Late Work: Late work is not acceptable.

    Late assignments: Assignments are due the following week they are given. For example, Week 1 homework must be turned in by the time Week 2 class starts. For every day after the due date, a 10% reduction will be in affect, unless previous arrangements have been made. Any credit received is at the discretion of the instructor.

    • Proctored final examination/Project - This course requires a proctored final examination. See the information below:.
      • A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
      • Other Information on proctored exams:
        • It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.
        • Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
        • A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.
        • Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Attendance

Attendance is vital in this course. Attendance will be taken and points given. If you are not here, for whatever reason, you will receive a zero for that day. If you are late, regardless of the reason, attendance points will be reduced. Assignments done within class (in-class assignments) can be made-up. Due to the number of points available, missing a class or two will not adversely affect your overall grade but repeatedly missing class or showing up late will affect your final grade. Material or issues may be discussed in class which are not in your textbook or on any handout.If you must be absent, you are expected to obtain explanations of assignments and demonstrations from your fellow classmates.

**Please be respectful by refraining from working on laptops (unless taking notes), talking, texting, etc. during lecture. Students that talk or work on other things during lecture can distract both the instructor and those students around them. In addition, they often miss key instructions or concepts discussed during the lecture. For this reason, if needed, I will ask you to stop talking or using a prohibited device. If I need to repeatedly remind you of this policy, points will be deducted from your participation (attendance) score. In severe cases, you will be asked to leave the class. If you are using the laptop to take notes you will need to email me a copy of the notes BEFORE leaving class, otherwise a zero will be given for participation for that day. Notes are not graded so that don’t need to be modified or “cleaned-up”, but must adequately justify your use of a laptop during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Schedule

Introduction to the policies and administration of the course

Course Policies and Administration

All materials under Course Home

1

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

1, 2, 3

Chapters 0, 1 & 2

2

Application layer functionality and protocols; Transport layer

1, 3, 4

Chapters 3 & 4

3

Network layer; Data Link layer

1, 2, 3, 4

Chapters 5 & 7

4

Addressing the network – IPv4

1, 4

Chapter 6

5

Physical layer; Ethernet

1, 2

Chapters 8 & 9

6

Planning and cabling networks; Configuring and testing networks

1, 2, 3, 4

Chapters 10 & 11

7

Packet Tracer Project;
Packet Tracer Final Skills Based Assessment

1, 2, 3, 4

All materials covered in class

8

Final Exam; Course feedbacks

1, 2, 3, 4

All materials covered in class

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 .



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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