Networking Fundamentals

Fall 2011

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY CIST2451 CCNA-1 Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 CRN: 20816

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you will be introduced to the two major models used to plan and implement networks: OSI and TCP/IP. SEMESTER: Fall 2011 SEMESTER ENDING: 12/14/11 CREDIT HOURS: 4 CONTACT HOURS: Class – 4. you will build your first network . In this course. data. and applications.CIST2451 Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 Networking Fundamentals CIST2451 INSTRUCTOR: Mr. and Packet Tracer activities. 11/23 – 11/26 TIME: 1:15PM – 3:45PM DAYS: Tues. you will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking. You will be introduced to the concepts of networks. the types of media used to carry data across the network. services. 1. CCNA Exploration Course Booklet ISBN: 1-58713-243-5 Optional lab manual: Network Fundamentals. the Application layer. Chapter 3 . You will be introduced to the OSI and TCP/IP models and to the process of data encapsulation. Dexter Howard SEMESTER BEGINNING: 8/22/11 HOLIDAYS: 9/5. 9/6. network collaboration services. PREREQUISITES: None. COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Chapter 1 . You will gain experience using networking utilities and tools. Next. Chapter 2 . to explore networking protocols and concepts. with a focus on HTTP. network addressing schemes and. wide area networks (WANs). You will gain an understanding of the “layered” approach to networks and examine the OSI and TCP/IP layers in detail to understand their functions and services. 3.Chapter 2 focuses on how networks are modeled and used.4 ROOM: F1145 2. You will become familiar with the various network devices. security issues. In the lab. local area networks (LANs). In the labs. such as Packet Tracer and Wireshark®. you will explore the interaction of protocols.a small peer-to-peer network. CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 2 . Lab . you will examine human versus network communication and see the parallels between them. Chapter 3 introduces you to the top network model layer. and will explore the differences between a real network and a simulated network. finally. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide ISBN: 1-58713-203-6 Resources: Packet Tracer 5. In this context. First.Chapter 1 presents the basics of communication and how networks have changed our lives.2 4. A special “model Internet” is also used to provide a test environment where a range of network services and data can be observed and analyzed. These tools will help you to develop an understanding of how data flows in a network.Using a top-down approach to teaching networking. quality of service (QoS). You will learn about the network tool Wireshark®. TEXT AND RESOURCES: Student Texts: Network Fundamentals. which is used for analyzing network traffic. you will learn how to set up a wiki and establish an instant messaging session.

CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 3 . to determine the number of sub networks and hosts in a network. you will connect and configure a small network using basic Cisco IOS commands for routers and switches. you will practice installing a web server/client and use Wireshark® to analyze network traffic. Chapter 7 . hands-on practical. Chapter 4 . you must fulfill the following requirements: Successfully complete all Lab and Study Guide assignments. and the IP protocol. You'll learn about bandwidth and also about the types of media and their associated connectors. You will use Wireshark®. In the labs. you will focus on network addressing in detail and learn how to use the address mask. you will incorporate the use of Wireshark®. 6. Chapter 5 . data packets. You will apply the knowledge and skills developed in the previous chapters to determine the appropriate cables to use. Chapter 9 . The Packet Tracer activities let you explore how protocols operate at the Application layer. By the end of this chapter. You will also be introduced to ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) tools. Complete all tests. Packet Tracer activities. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: To complete the course. Chapter 6 . and a comprehension Final Exam All assignments must be completed by the due date listed on the course schedule. how to connect devices. TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS You must have access to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP) of your choice (the costs for the ISP are your responsibility).In Chapter 6. There will not be an Incomplete given in this class. Chapter 11 .In Chapter 11.Chapter 4 introduces the Transport layer and focuses on how the TCP and UDP protocols apply to the common applications. You will discover how data sends signals and is encoded for travel across the network.Chapter 5 introduces the OSI Network layer. you will configure hosts to access the local network and explore routing tables.In Chapter 9. or prefix length.Chapter 7 discusses the services provided by Data Link layer. such as ping and trace. and Packet Tracer to investigate these two protocols. and lab exercises to explore Ethernet. the Windows utilities command netstat.Chapter 8 introduces the Physical layer. you will be prepared you to go on to either CCNA Exploration Routing or CCNA Exploration Switching courses. Upon completion of this final chapter. and develop an addressing and testing scheme. Telnet and FTP. An emphasis is placed on the encapsulation processes that occur as data travels across the LAN and the WAN. DHCP. In the labs and activities. you will examine the technologies and operation of Ethernet. No excuses will be accepted for inability to access the Internet.Chapter 10 focuses on designing and cabling a network.CIST2451 Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 DNS. Chapter 8 . 5. Chapter 10 . SMTP/POP. You will examine concepts of addressing and routing and learn about path determination.

15% 5% 5% 20% 20% 15% 20% Chapter Exams – 20% All tests will be taken on-line. If you are not in class when they are given. Each student will be assigned a day on which he/she is to present. you will receive a zero grade for that day’s quiz. Failure to present on the assigned day will result in a grade loss of 50% for each day late. 12.CIST2451 Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 Any email communication from the instructor will be sent to the students campus email account. This lab should be completed and a screen snapshot taken of the results completion screen. You are allowed to take each exam only once. he/she should present on the next class meeting. 10. 8. Chapter Labs – 20% At the end of each chapter is a Skills Integration Challenge Lab. see the Student Services office immediately! Students may contact the instructor using the contact information shown on the first page of this syllabus. The student should provide a printed copy of the article to the instructor on the day that he/she is to present. 11. Chapter tests cannot be taken after the due date. The article should address a relevant current networking issue. GRADE DISTRIBUTION Grade distribution will be determined according to the following schedule: Chapter Exams Subnetting Quizzes Attendance Presentation Chapter Labs Practical Final Exam 9. which is to be completed using the Packet Tracer Simulator. EVALUATION PROCEDURES: Grades will be recorded at mid-term and at the end of the quarter.Presentation – 5% Each student will be required to present a “networking” article to the class. (See Class Schedule below) These tests can be taken from home 9. 7. There will not be any extensions to this schedule. The screen snapshot should be pasted into a MS word document and the word document should be posted into the provided dropbox in Angel learning. Students are expected to complete their CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 4 . You will be able to take the exam up to 1 times. If a student misses the assigned date. Subnetting Quizzes – 15% Subnetting quizzes will be taken in class at the start of class.Attendance – 5% Each class will begin with a class discussion on subjects related to the class. If you do not have one. All students are expected to participate. No other email address will be used. There are no make-ups. They will be closed book. All assignments must be completed before the due date. The following schedule must be followed. you do not receive credit for this part of the class… no exceptions. If you do not attend class and sign the daily sign-in roster. Students must attend class for the final exam and the practical.

e. 16.GRADING SCALE The grading scale at CTC will be followed: A= 90 – 100 B= 80 – 89 C= 70 – 79 D= 60 – 69 F= < 60 A grade of Incomplete will not be given. which will be timed. SLEEPING/RESTING: Students are asked to remain actively involved in the classroom activities. 19.PLAGIARISM According to THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. it is expected that all requirements for the course will be met in a timely manner." Students who plagiarize are subject to failing the course. The instructor will not initiate withdrawal for students who stop attending the course. Students are aware of all requirements for the course from the first day of class.Withdrawal It is the student’s responsibility to know the school’s withdrawal policy. 18. FINAL EXAM – 15% The final exam must be taken in class. therefore. physical disability or mental disability is inappropriate and will not be tolerated. creed. wrong screen snapshot or not in a MS word document) will not be accepted and will result is a grade of zero. plagiarize means "to steal and use (the ideas of writings of another) as one's own. open-book.ACADEMIC DISHONESTY A student is subject to disciplinary action by the institute. which may include suspension or expulsion for academic dishonesty including cheating. 13. Students must initiate withdrawal from a course(s) by completing the appropriate form through the Student Services Office. CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 5 . 14. 17. 20. plagiarism and providing false information to the institution.20% Each individual will complete lab practical. Students cannot advance to the next semester unless all blocks are completed including the course evaluation. These statements may be considered a violation of the standards of conduct as stated in the current catalog on page 37. Students who bring food and/or drink to class will be asked to leave. national origin. Students who do not adhere to these requirements will be asked to leave. sex.LEGAL STATEMENT Offensive statements regarding ones race. 15. Students who sleep or rest heads on desks will be counted absent for the class period. Students will not be given extra time or instruction for assignments missed due to habitual absences or tardiness. and completed in class using the packet tracer simulator. CLASSROOM DECORUM TAKE SPECIAL NOTICE TO THIS SECTION FOOD/DRINK: Eating and drinking are not permitted in any of the classrooms and computer rooms. TELEPHONES/BEEPERS: Students are asked to turn off the sound for their telephones and/or beepers. Late labs and labs submitted in the wrong format (i. Practical .CIST2451 Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 labs on time.

No Show Policy (Strictly Enforced) Students who fail to attend the FIRST session of ANY class will be submitted as a NO SHOW and will not be allowed to reinstate. or who desires more information may call 770-528-4529 and ask for the ADA representative. program or activity.CIST2451 Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 CLASSROOM ABSENCES: Students may certainly leave the room for emergency situations. Students who do not LOG ON to an On-line or telecourse by MIDNIGHT the first day of the quarter will be submitted as a NO SHOW and will not be reinstated. Any material that has been missed because of tardiness is the responsibility of the student to make up on his or her own time.WARRANTY Any graduate of Chattahoochee Technical College who is deficient in a competency identified in the state program standard shall be retrained at the request of the employer at no cost to the employer or employee for tuition or instructional fees. 23. 21. CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 6 .AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT (ADA) An individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service. This warrant is valid for two (2) consecutive years following the student’s date of graduation. TARDINESS: Students who arrive in class fifteen minutes after the roll has been called will be counted absent for the entire period. 22. The instructor will not go over material that has been missed because of habitual tardiness. Students who habitually leave the classroom for extended periods of time (10 minutes or longer) will be counted absent for the entire class time.

) CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 7 . 2 Hrs. 3 Chpt Networking Fundamentals Fall 2011 Topics Introductions / Syllabus Review Assignments Review Cisco Academy & Review Cisco Academy / Packet Tracer Packet Tracer and Review Subnetting Basics Introduction to Subnetting Communicating Over the Network Application Layer Functionality & Protocols Introduction to Subnetting Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge and Chpt Exam & Subnetting Quiz(s) (3) 9/8 4 OSI Transport Layer Introduction to Subnetting Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge and Chpt Exam & Subnetting Quiz(s) Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge and Chpt Exam & Subnetting Quiz(s) Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge and Chpt Exam (4) 9/13 & 9/15 (5) 9/20 & 9/22 (6) 9/27 & 9/29 (7) 10/4 & 10/6 (8) 10/11 & 10/13 5.) Final Exam (In Class Close Book.CIST2451 24. 2 Hrs.Class Schedule WK (1) 8/23 & 8/25 (2) 8/30 & 9/1 2. 6 OSI Network Layer Addressing the Network: IPv4 7. 8 OSI Data Link Layer OSI Physical Layer 11 Configuring and Testing Your Network Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge and Chpt Exam Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge and Chpt Exam N/A 9. 10 Ethernet Planning and Cabling Networks N/A Practical (In Class Open Book.