COURSE OUTLINE

ITM410 (Class W5903): Computer Network Technologies Overview

Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30 P.M to 10:00 P.M

Instructor: Victor E. Dike

Cellular Phone: (916) 267-5868

E-mail: victor.dike@natuniv.edu / Vdike@cwnet.com

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course emphasizes the network operational concepts, and implementations. It provides a basic understanding of network basics and emerging local area network technologies. This course includes topics such as integration of hardware and software components, network architecture, protocols, interconnection of networks using bridges and routers, network links using cable modems and DSL and IEEE 802 network access standards. TCP/IP will also be reviewed within the context of networking protocols.

 
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1) Identify and describe the core principles of network architecture and operations;

2) Identify network devices and explain their functions and the way they operate;

3) Describe LAN interface devices, cabling requirements, and installation procedures;

4) Explain HTTP, TCP/IP and PPP protocols

5) Design and configure a small LAN according to prescribed requirements.

 
REQUIRED TEXTS:
Business Data Networks and Telecommunication

By Raymond R. Panko

 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Students are expected to attend all class sessions, participate in all class activities, complete exams as scheduled, and turn in all assignments on time. Failure to do so may result in the loss of points. Students are required to read their text materials in relation to relevant materials from professional periodic publications.
 
INSTRUCTION METHOD:
Teaching method includes lectures, class discussions, handouts, research paper, and a presentation.
 
CLASS POLICIES AND ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

1) Electronic Devices in Class Policy

Cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and laboratory facilities.

2) Cheating Policy

Students are expected to uphold the school’s standard of conduct relating to academic honesty. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student’s submitted work, examinations, reports, and projects must be his or her own work.

 
EVALUATION:

Your final grade in this course will be based on the following:

Midterm: 24 points

Final Exam: 26 points

Research paper: 15 points (ages, double space)

Homework (3): 15 points

Research References: Use MLR (Modern Language Ref) or APR (American Psychological Ref)

Presentation: 10 points

Class participation: 10 points (you have to attend all class sessions to earn the points)

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TOTAL POINTS: 100

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GRADES AND POINTS

A (4.0) = 95 - 100; A- (3.7) = 89 - 94

B+ (3.3) = 86 - 88; B (3.0) = 83 - 85; B- (2.7) = 79 - 82

C+ (2.3) =77 - 78; C (2.0) = 73 - 75; C- (1.7) = 69 - 72

D+ (1.3) = 66 - 68; D (1.0) = 63 - 65; D- (0.7) = 60 - 62

F (0.0) = 00 – 59

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A = Exceptional. B = Above Average. C = Average. D = Below Average. F = Failure.

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CLASS SCHEDULE (Tuesday/Thursday):

Day

Date

Topic/Class Activity

1. (Tues)

7/6

Course Outline and Schedule: Chapter 1: Core Network Concepts; Case Studies; Chapter 1a; & Test Your understanding

2. (Thurs)

7/8 Homewk#1 (5pts)

Chapter 2: Standards; Test Your Understanding; Troubleshooting Question; Case Studies; Chapter 3: Physical Layer Propagation; Chapter 3a; Test Your Understanding

3 (Tues)

7/13

Chapter 4: A Small Ethernet PC Network; Case Studies; Chapter 4a, & Test Your Understanding; **Review for Mid-term (Chapter 1 to Chapter 5)

4. (Thurs)

7/15 Homewk#2 (5pts)

Chapter 5: Other Network Technologies; Thought Questions; Troubleshooting Question; & Chapter 5a; Test Your Understanding

*5 (Sat)*

7/17*

Chapter 6: Telephony: Internal and External; Thought Questions; Chap 6a; & Test Your Understanding. Mid-term Exam (8:00-12:30)

6. (Tues)

7/20

Chapter 7: Wide Area Networks (WAN); Thought Questions; Troubleshooting Questions; Design Question; Chap 7a; and Test Your Understanding

7. (Thurs)

7/22 Homewk#3 (5pts)

Chapter 8: TCP/IP Internetworking; Thought Questions; Troubleshooting Question, & Case Studies. Chapter 9: Security; Troubleshooting Questions; Chap 9a; and Test Your Understanding

8. (Tues)

7/27

Chap 10: Network Management and System Management; Thought Questions. Chap 10a; & Test Your Understanding.

*Review for final: Chapters 6 to 11.

**Class Presentations.

9. (Thurs)

7/29

Chapter 11: Networked Applications; Thought Questions; Troubleshooting Questions & Chap 11a. **Final Presentations.

*10 (Sat)*

7/31*

Final Exam: Chapters 6-11

Research Paper Due: 1:00-5:30PM; NO LATE PAPER ACCEPTED

* Saturday Class

*7/17 (8:00-12:30)

*7/31 (1: 00-5:30)

**Presentation Time Limit (10-15 minutes)