CS366 Computer Networking Laboratory

for S4A 2013

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CS 366 Computer Networking Laboratory


S4A 2013 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


Daytime Phone

(512) 385-7275 ext 5709



Semester Dates

Monday, February 11, 2013 through Sunday, March 10, 2013

Class Days

2 Sessions: Saturday, March 2, 2013 and Sunday March 3, 2013.

Class Time

10:00 AM - 14:30 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 exam.

2) You may download, install, and execute Cisco Packet Tracer software in your local computer, and/or use the software installed in the Computer Lab.

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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:
Class Assessment:
8 Laboratories; Final Exam (from Cisco account).


The following table shows the course score distribution.



Percentage per item

Total Percentage

8 Labs

4 per day for a total of 8

10.0 %


Final Exam

1 during 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. Labs should be completed during class hours.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

LAST DAY TO DROP:  Sunday, February 10, 2013
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW:  Sunday, February 28, 2013
INCOMPLETE GRADE:  Given that all classes and labs are to be taken within 2 days, incomplete grades will not be given. 
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. This is a 1-credit-course, comprising 8 sessions of 50 minutes each, and it is the lab component of CS365. The course will be compressed into a 2-day format of 4 sessions (labs) each day. These two days are planned for the weekend of Week 7. Labs will be given on-site. Final Exam will be taken during Week 8 if required by the student.

2. Students should disconnect or set to silent any cellular phones or beeping devices during class sessions.

3. Students should refrain from disruptive behavior during class sessions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class schedule and activities may change at the instructor's discretion to pace students' learning. Lab Projects will be equivalent or the same as netlab projects from the textbook.


Class Activities

Required ONLINE Reading before Sessions

Lab Projects

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10:00am-14:30pm

Course Introduction.
Living in a network-centric world.
Communicating over the network.
Transport Layer.
Network Layer

Textbook. Chapters 0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11.

Project 2.6.1
Project 2.6.2
Project 4.5.2
Project 5.5.2

Sunday March 3, 2013, 10:00am-14:30pm

Internet Addressing
Planning and Cabling Networks
Configuring and Testing Networks

Project 6.7.5
Project 9.8.1
Project 10.6.1
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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 .


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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