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Time 4:10-5:30pm


CIS 131 Networking Technology
Instructor: Mr. Hull mrhull@cis131.com
Course Description: Students will develop an understanding of networking as it applies to information processing.  Topics include basic concepts and terminology, types of networks, network hardware, operating system software, network administration, network applications, and current trends in networking.
Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to give practical real word networking.  To learn teamwork, project management, and time management.  To obtain an understanding of networking concepts and terminology.

Textbook: "Local Area Network" David Stamper, 3rd edition 2001










Attendance: Students are expected to attend and be on time for each class.  Notice that 10% of your grade depends on your participation in the class.  Missing more then two lectures will result in a failing grade.  If you are more then 15 minutes late it will count as an absence.

Makeup's will only be arranged for strong reasons, and they will be much harder.  Later homework will not be accepted.

Outline: (Subject to change)

Introduction to Data Communications (Chapter 1)

  • The need for networks

  • Communication requirements

  • Network definition (terminal vs. Autonomous)

  • The OSI model

  • Types of networks (LAN's, WAN's...)

Local Area Networks (Chapter 2)

  • The need for LAN's

  • Software applications

  • Characteristics of LAN's

  • LAN selection criteria

LAN Communication Media (Chapter 3)

  • Types of communication media

  • Media selection criteria

  • Error: sources, prevention, detection, correction

LAN topologies and the MAC layer (Chapter 4)

  • Topologies

  • MAC protocols

  • IEEE standards

LAN Hardware Devices (Chapter 5)

  • Servers

  • Backups

  • Miscellaneous hardware

LAN System Software (Chapters 6, & 7)

  • Installation tasks

  • Users and groups

  • Security

  • Virus protection

  • Data backup and recovery

  • Hardware and software diagnostics

  • Reactive management

  • Tuning and capacity planning

  • Network management protocols

Introduction to WAN's and the Internet (Chapter 12, 13, 14 & 15)

  • WAN topologies and protocols

  • LAN-to-LAN connections

  • Routers, bridges, repeaters

  • ATM

  • Internet technology: IP addresses, IP routing, & TCP

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