Welcome to CIT 112, Networking Technologies. To successfully complete this course you will need to have access to a computer with a internet connection. The open lab in the High Tech Center can be use for this purpose. Some assignments and the testing will be completed through the use of WebCt. Your user ID and password will be supplied to you in class.
This course introduces students to computer networks and network management. We will cover network infrastructure, examining the architecture and models for some of the more common networks. You will be introduced to network uses and misuses, and material covered throughout various MCSE exams, the Network+ exam, as well as other certification exams. You will be introduced to cabling specifications and produce and test patch cables and a small network.
The schedule of reading assignments, homework and tests is found below. Assignments will be provided verbally or as handouts in class.UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of this class a student will:
|1. Have a thorough understanding of network standards and terminology.||Labs and exams|
|2. Understand the differences between stand alone and network computing implementation.||Labs and exams|
|3. Be familiar with planning network hardware and infrastructure.||Design project and exams|
|4. Know common problems encountered when installing or upgrading networks.||Exams|
|5. Be familiar with common user/group accounts, rights, and security concerns.||Labs and exams|
|6. Will have a basic knowledge of common network tools and utilities used for troubleshooting a faulty network.||Labs and exams|
Your grade will be compiled as follows: 15% on assignments, 15% on participation, and 30% on Mid-Term test and 40% on Final Exam. This is a letter grade class. An A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=59% or less or W=Official Withdrawal if done before the withdrawal deadline. There is no curve in this grading scale. All assignment due dates will be noted when the assignments are given. Any excused absences must be agreed to by the instructor in advance unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. One (1) unexcused absence results in a Failing grade. The code of conduct stated in The Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community will be enforced.COURSE SCHEDULE topics by week: