Name: Garfield Anderson
Office Phone: 706
(Access website to review office hours)
An intermediate course in terminology, concepts, and applications of data communications
technology, including network topologies, network devices, standards, and protocol analysis.
be used to allow h
on experience in the use of data communications hardware, software,
facilities, and media.
is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to obtain a solid background in basic
networking concepts. Students are first introduced to theory
based concepts, which are followed
with practical hands
on labs. This book is suitable for use in any Cisco networking course.
Specific topic coverage includes:
Advanced Routing Protocols
PPP and Frame Relay
Router and IOS Basics
Basic Switching and Switch Configuration
Router Startup and Configuration
Advanced Switching Concepts
CCNA Guide to Cisco Networking Fundamentals
Kelly Cannon, Kelly Caudle
and Anthony Chiarella
Publisher and Copyright
Instructor Contact and Email Policies
Email will be the official tool for contacting me outside of class hours. The email policies for
class are as follow:
required to use their school email account for all communications.
Students are expected to check their email accounts on a daily basis.
I will respond to your emails with 24 hours of receipt EXCEPT on holidays and weekends.
up to an unanswered ema
il are welcomed, as there are instances where messages may
I will be available for
Changes to Syllabus
I reserve the right to change the syllabus and class schedule, including assignments and tests,
prior notice given to the class.
Course Withdrawal Policy:
It is the
responsibility of the student
to withdraw from a course.
Students who wish to withdraw from
a course without academic penalty (to receive a W) must do so prior to the midpoint of the
Course withdrawals after the midpoint result in a grade of "WF" (withdraw failing) unless
therwise approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
To drop a course or to withdraw
from all courses, the student may complete the "Request Withdrawal" form on Banner Web.
Learning Support (LS) students request to withdraw from a LS course
using Banner, their request must
be approved by the LS department unless the student is completely withdrawing from the
The student will be notified via email if there is a problem with his or her request.
may also complete a course wi
thdrawal form or a complete withdrawal form in the Registrar's Office
in Dunlap Mathis, Room 106, on the Gainesville campus or in the Administration Bldg. on the Oconee
Students with Disabilities:
Gainesville State College welcomes otherwise qualif
ied students with disabilities.
attempts to accommodate these students in every reasonable way, by providing academic and support
services that ensure equal access to all programs and activities. Students who need special
ns and services must register with Disability Services and submit supporting
If it is determined that a student is eligible for special services, Accommodations
Memos, provided by Disability Services, must be presented to his/her instructor
s. It is the student’s
choice as to whether he/she uses these accommodations and he/she is responsible for making
arrangements with instructors. To register with Disability Services, please contact the Coordinator of
Disability Services at 678
ainesville Campus) or at 706
6204 (Oconee Campus).
Please check the following radio and TV stations for announcements of closings:
TV Atlanta, WXIA
TV Atlanta, WNEG
TV 32, Toccoa, WSB
AM 750, Atlanta: B98.5F
KISS 104.1, 95.5 FM;
640 AM , Gainesville:
550AM, WGGA 1240 AM, Magic
Athens/ WNGC 106.1 FM, 103.7 FM, 102.1 FM, WGAU 1340 AM, WFIC 960 AM;
WJJC 1270 AM, Commerce, WCON 99.3 FM and 1450 AM, Cornelia.
TV and radio stations only
announce if the college is closed, not if it is open.
Information on closing is also available at 678
3639 (Gainesville Campus), 706
6201 (Oconee Campus), and
have registered under Laker
will receive information not only about college/campus closures but
also about the status of college/campus hours, including late openings.
Academic Dishonesty Policy:
The Student Conduct Code in the Ga
inesville State College Student Handbook states that
and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.
Penalties and due process procedures are
discussed in this section of the handbook.
Accidental or intentional
will be dealt with in accordance with the Student Conduct Code in the
Gainesville State College Student Handbook. Plagiarism will be grounds for failing the assignment
and perhaps the course. Both Federal and State laws forbid th
e unlawful duplication of copyrighted
computer software or other reproductions of copyrighted material. In accordance with these policies,
Gainesville State College expressly forbids the copying of such materials supplied by or used in the
l duplication of copyrighted materials by a user may result in disciplinary action by
the College under the Student Conduct Code (Non
Prohibitions, Theft), and/or
possible criminal action by the owner of the copyright.
Students must log into their eLearning courses
prior to the end of the ADD/DROP deadline
confirm their attendance. If you fail to log into the course
prior to the ADD/DROP deadline,
report you as a “No
You must have continuous access to a reliable computer with high
Internet access (Broadband/DSL). Students who work at home are responsible for their own Internet
connection and installation of software.
No excuses wil
l be accepted for not meeting Lab Deadlines
due to at home computer problems, software problems, and/or Internet connection problems.
yourself time to use the campus labs when you have off
campus computer issues or failures.
Professional Edition 20
for Windows (US Version) is required and
files submitted must
Microsoft Office 20
More unsatisfactory grades are due to procrastination than any other cause. Do
not assume that you can complete the homework in the
last thirty minutes before the deadline. The
most successful students start work several days before it is due. Online cl
asses, particularly, seem to
invite procrastination, so be particularly careful to avoid procrastination.
Assignments are due at the scheduled times.
Assignments not turned in on time will receive a zero.
Exams must be taken at the scheduled times
re will be no makeup’s.
The course schedule is to help you
plan, organize and
of the course status. You should
refer to it weekly, to see if it has been revised and whenever you are about to complete an assignment.
Make sure that you insert the assignment dates into your planner.
How to submit Your Assignments:
Assignments submitted to e
use the following procedures:
From the eLearning Home Page, click “Submit Weekly Assignments Here!”
relevant week, and then click the relevant assignment you want to complete.
Read the assignment instructions.
Under Attachments, you may view them by clicking the file names.
Under Due Date and Type, note the due date and whether you should complete the a
yourself or with a group.
Under Grading Criteria, note the information about how the assignment will be graded.
If you submitted the assignment previously, the most recent comment associated with this submission
appears under Most Recent Com
ment. To view a log of all comments, click View Previous
Enter plain text only by entering it in the Submission text box.
If you want to attach files:
Click Add Attachments. The Content Browser pop
up window appears.
Locate and select the files.
For more information, see Navigating with Content
o add a comment for the
enter it in the Add Comment text box.
Either save or submit your assignment:
If you want to save the assignment and submit it later, click Save as Draft.
If you want to submit the assignment, do the following:
Click Submit, and then click OK. A confirmation message appears showing the date
and time of your submission.
Important Dates: (according to
Fall Classes Begin (Full, 1st Session, First 10 Weeks)
Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)
Fall Break (No Classes)
Last 10 Weeks Begin
First Session Ends
Midpoint Full Session
2nd Session Begins
First 10 Weeks End
Thanksgiving Holidays Nov. 23
26 (No Classes)
Fall Classes End (Full, Second, Last 10 Weeks)
Exams Dec. 5
Summer/Fall 2011 Commencement Ceremony
are open book
Upload your answers to the questions
posed by the case study to
eLearning. Your grade will be based on the Logic (quality) and Detail
(quantity) of you answers.
The quizzes are
, and will be available in
eLearning at the end of each class
You will have one attempt
Complete the activity
during the first 30 minutes of each class.
Match 9 terms.
activity for each chapter.
You will submit
via eLearning a research paper on an assigned topic. Ensure that your research paper
meets the guidelines listed on the Research Paper Guidelines.
You will submit via eLearning a PowerPoint Presentation. Ensure that your pr
esentation meets the
guidelines listed on the PowerPoint Presentation Guideline sheet.
Module Exams (3)
You will have
1 attempt at
Chapter Exams. Exam #1 will cover chapters 1
5. Exam #2 will cover
10. Exam #3 will cover chapters 11
Each exam will consist of 25 T/F questions, 5 Fill
blank questions and 70 M/C questions.
A study guide will be provided for each exam.
ssignment Grading Scale
Course Grading Scale:
Total Earned Points Are
Then Your Final Grade Is
CompTIA and CISCO C
This course promotes CompTIA
+ Certification as the ideal certification for anyone
that wants to demonstrate
of server issues and
technology, including disaster
Any student that passes
+ Certification exam
will be exempt from the
Course Final an
d automatically receive a grade of “A.”
+ Certification exam
be taken prior to the Course Final to receive course credit.
Students must submit all required
course assignments, with a grade of 70% or higher, as scheduled until
Certification exam is completed.
Anyone can take the
+ exam at any time, but m
issing any schedule assignment will
disqualify you from receiving course credit
should you pass the exam.
This course promotes Cisco CCENT
Certification as the ideal certification for anyone that
wants to demonstrate
competency to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise
branch network, including basic network security.
Certification as the
ideal certification for anyone
that wants to demonstrate
to make connections to remote sites via a WAN,
mitigate basic security threats, and understand the requirements for wireless network access.
Any student that passes
above 2 Cis
Certification exam will be exempt from the
Course Final and automatically receive a grade of “A.” The Certification exam must be taken
prior to the Course Final to receive course credit.
Students must submit all required course
assignments, with a grad
e of 70% or higher, as scheduled until the Certification exam is
Anyone can take the
exam at any time, but missing any schedule assignment will
disqualify you from receiving course credit should you pass the exam.