CIT 112 - Networking Technologies

Semester: Fall 2005
Revised: August 12,2005
Credits: 3
Instructor: Patrick O'Hanahan
Office:HTC 131
Phone: 753-2288(office with voice mail)
Class Web Page:
Textbook: Networking+ Guide to Networks Fourth Edition, From Course Technologes. Available through the college bookstore.

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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:
Subject to Change depending on class progress. Each week there will be lab assignments selected to help reinfroce the subjects covered.
  1. Week 1----------Chapters 1-2, Network basics, OSI Model, Selected Labs and WebCt exercises
  2. Week 2----------Chapter 3, Data transmission and Networking Media, Selected Labs
  3. Week 3----------Chapter 4, Network Protocols, Selected Labs and evercises
  4. Week 4----------On Hands Wiring and configuring a small network
  5. Week 5----------Chapter 5, Networking Hardware, Selected Labs
  6. Week 6----------Chapter 6, Network Architecture, Selected Labs
  7. Week 7----------Chapter 7, WANS and Remaote Connectivity, Selected Labs
  8. Week 8----------Mid-Term week October 18, 2005 Mid-Term exam will be released and can be taken on WebCt. A two hour time limit will be imposed.
  9. Week 9----------Chapter 8, NOS and MS 2003 networking, Selected Labs
  10. Week 10---------Chapter 9-10, Netware Networking, UNIX/Linux, Selected Labs
  11. Week 11---------Hands On Install and Configure Linux (fondro core xx)
  12. Week 12---------Chapter 11-12, TCP/IP Networking, Troubleshooting Networks, Labs
  13. Week 13---------Chapter 13, Ensuring Integrity and avialability, Selected Labs
  14. Week 14---------Chapter 14, Network Security, Selected Labs
  15. Week 15---------Chapter 15, Implementing and managing networks, Selected Labs
  16. Week 16---------Finals week, December 13, 2005 Final Exam 8-10P.M. in class on WebCt.

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