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Networking Basics

Course Syllabus For NW 151



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INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION


Name
:




Dr. Chiyun
-
Kwei (CK) Chiang

Telephone Number
:


301
-
353
-
7825

E
-
Mail Address
:



CK.Chiang@MontgomeryCollege.edu

Office Hours
:



Monday and
Wednesday
, 1
0
:
0
0 a.m.


1
1
:00
a
.m.

Thursday
, 1
1
:
0
0 a.m.


12:00 p.m.

or by appointme
nt

Office Location
:



HS208, Germantown Campus

Web Page
:



www.montgomerycollege.edu/~cchiang



GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION


Title of Course:

NW
1
51

Introduction to Networking

PREREQUISITES:

Assessment level Math 100.

Credit Hours:

3


Semester
:

Fall

20
0
6






Course CRN
:
28460

Time
:


M W

6
:
0
0
p.
m
.



9:3
0 p.m.




Place
: HT 3
19
, Germantown

Class start
:

09/06
/06






Class ends
:
10/16
/0
6


COURSE DESCRIPTION

An introduction to networking technologies, this course covers the basics o
f networking, the
open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model, transmission control protocol/Internet
protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, electricity, specifications and techniques of building data
cabling, and local area network/wide area network (LAN/WA
N) technologies. In addition, this
course is also the first in a series of courses designed to prepare students for the Cisco
Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination and the Network+ examination.


Topic Outline

Students should be able to:

Basics

D
efine requirements for an Internet connection, the major components
o
f a
personal computer (PC), the functions of a network interface card (NIC),
which components are needed for NIC installation, what is TCP/IP, the
functions of the ping command, the featu
res of a web browser, units of
digital data measure, the Base 10 number system, and the Base 2
number system; convert decimal numbers to binary numbers and vice
versa, convert hexadecimal numbers to binary numbers and vice versa;
define Boolean or binary
logic; explain what IP addresses are.

Networking
Fundamentals

Define how data networks develop, what some common networking devices are
and at what layer of the OSI model they operate, various topologies (bus, star,
etc.), the difference between physical
and logical topologies; describe what
network protocols are; explain features of LANs, WANs, MANs, SANs, and data
centers; explain the functions of VPNs, intranets and extranets, the nature and
importance of bandwidth and throughput; explain the difference

between digital and
analog; define the functions of each of the seven layers of the OSI reference
model,
the

TCP/IP reference model, and data encapsulation.

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Course Syllabus For NW 151



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Networking Media

Describe the main parts of an atom, electrical measure, resistance and
impedan
ce, current, circuits, different cable specifications (coaxial, twisted
-
pair,
multimode fiber), the electromagnetic spectrum, which organizations develop
standards for wired and wireless networks, and the primary devices and
topologies of wireless media.

Cable Testing

Describe the differences between sine waves and square waves, the two types of
basic copper cable, how fiber
-
optic cable transmits data signals, attenuation,
sources of noise on copper media, types of crosstalk, the ten primary cable
-
testing
parameters used to meet the TIA/EIA standards.

Cabling LANs and
WANs

Describe what media can be used at the physical layer of a LAN, how Ethernet
technologies can be used in a campus network, what the connector
requirements are for the different types of
Ethernet media, various types of RJ
-
45
connectors (straight
-
through, crossover, rollover), how to set up a console
connection, the function of repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, CSU/DSUs,
DTEs, and DCEs, common applications of wireless data communication
s, the
main functions of a NIC, peer
-
to
-
peer networks, client/server networks, WAN
physical layer implementation, and how router interfaces are named.

Ethernet Fundamentals

Describe IEEE naming standards, Ethernet and the OSI reference model, 802.3
frame
formats, Media Access Control (MAC), the CSMA/CD process, link
establishment, and full duplex.

Ethernet Technologies

Describe the different types of 10
-
Mbps Ethernet, how 10BASE
-
T is wired,
10BASE
-
T architectural considerations, the different types of 100
-
Mbps
Ethernet, the characteristics of Fast Ethernet, 100BASE
-
TX, 1000
-
Mbps
Ethernet.

Ethernet Switching

Describe Layer 2 bridging, how LAN switches operate, latency, the difference
between common switching methods (cut
-
through, store
-
and
-
forward, and
fra
gment
-
free), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), the difference between collision
and broadcast domains and the devices that create them, network
segmentation, broadcasts, and how data flows through a network.

TCP/IP Protocol Suite
and IP Addressing

Describe t
he TCP/IP model components, the 4 layers including their services
and protocols (application, transport, Internet and network access layers), how
TCP/IP compares to the OSI model, the format and significance of each of the
components of an IP network (IP a
ddress, IP address classes, reserved IP
address space, private IP address space, and IP subnetting), how to calculate
valid IP subnetwork addresses and mask values, the basis for the evolution of IP
addressing, differences between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing,

static IP addresses,
and ARP.

TCP/IP Transport and
Application Layers

Describe some of the functions of the TCP/IP transport layer, how flow control
affects data transmission, some of the processes of establishing a connection
between peer systems, how w
indowing affects data transmission, how
acknowledgement affects data transmission, the various transport layer
protocols and their purposes, the major protocols of the TCP/IP application layer,
and some well
-
known TCP/IP applications.

Routing Fundamentals

and Subnets

Describe the purpose of routable and routed protocols, such as IP; the
f
unction
of IP as a connectionless versus connection
-
oriented networking service; how
routers operate at the network layer, how routed protocols define the format and
use o
f the fields in a packet; in the OSI model, how Layer 2 LAN switching
compares to Layer 3 routing; why routing protocols are used between routers to
determine paths and maintain routing tables; the processes routers use to
accomplish path selection and swi
tching functions to transport packets through
an internetwork; the difference between static and dynamic routing; the
difference between distance vector and link
-
state routing protocols; the difference
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Course Syllabus For NW 151



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between interior and exterior routing protocols; the p
urposes and benefits of
subnetting; and how a resident network is calculated through the ANDing
process.

COURSE MATERIALS



Online Multimedia: Available online.



(Required)
CCNA 1 and 2 Lab Companion, Revised Third Edition
,
ISBN
1587131153



(Optional)
CCNA 1
and 2 Companion Guide, Revised Third Edition
, ISBN
1587131501



Handouts as appropriate


GRADING POLICY (
NOTE: ALL EXAMS WILL BE
CLOSED

BOOK)

Grading

Type

Comment

% of Final Grade

Chapter Exams

using the Assessment Server

25
%

Online Final Exam

using the A
ssessment Server

25
%

Class participation including lab



20
%

Skills
-
Based Final Exam


30
%


Grades

Range

A


89.5~100

B


79.5~89.4

C


69.5~79.4

D


59.5~69.4

F


59.4 or below.


REQUIRED CLASS HOURS

Two 4
-
hour classes per week


Mon/Wed

(Optional) One 4
-
hou
r lab


Fri


Weeks 1
-
6

Topic Outline

Exam

CTB
Chapter



Week 1

1.
Introduction to Networking





2.
Networking Fundamentals


Week 2
3.
Networking Media




4.
Cable Testing



5.
Cabli
ng LANs and WANs


Week 3
6.
Ethernet Fundamentals



7.
Ethernet Technologies



8.
Ethernet Switching


Week 4
9.
TCP/IP Protocol Suite and IP Addressing


Week 5
10.
Routing Fundamentals and Subne
ts


11. TCP/IP Transport and Application Layers


Chapter exams will generally be
held one week after the
introduction of a chapter. (Final
exam will be held during the
last week of class.)


Week 6
Finals

(
10/16
/06)

On Line
and

Hands
-
on


Exams

All “written” exams will be taken on
-
line at the Cisco Networking Academy Server (CNAMS)
.

These exams will be given during class time.

All “skill” exams will be performed using the lab equipment in the classroom.

These exams will be given

during class time.

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Classroom Policies


Academic Honesty

Students are expected to follow the guidelines listed in the Student Handbook under the
heading, “Academic Dishonesty and Misconduct.”


Classroom Conduct

Conversations in the classroom should be res
tricted to topics being covered by the class.
When taking a break, please hold non
-
classroom conversations outside the classroom.



Cell Phones:

If you have a cell phone, please switch the ringer to vibrate. If you receive a call

or
need to make an emergency

call during class time

please leave the room.


Cancellation of Classes

Announcement of cancellation of classes due to inclement weather can usually be found at
www.schoolsout.com
.



CADA ACCOMMODATIONS

Montgomer
y College is an ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant institution and more
than six percent of the enrolled students have a registered disability. This not only includes
physical disabilities but also learning disabilities as well. I want to ensure t
hat all students
have an equal opportunity to learn when accommodations are provided. Any students, who
may need an accommodation due to a disability, please make an appointment to see me. A
letter from Disability Support Services offices at the college
authorizing your accommodations
will be needed.