SRJC Course Outlines

9/19/2020 8:45:38 PMCS 82.21A Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 82.21ATitle:  NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS  
Full Title:  Network Fundamentals (Cisco Networking 1)
Last Reviewed:5/11/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 55.11A

Catalog Description:
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This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI (open systems interconnection) and TCP (transmission control protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP (internet protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Network simulator activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a virtual environment. Students build simple LAN (Local Area Network) topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of CS 80.13 (formerly CIS 51.12) AND Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI (open systems interconnection) and TCP (transmission control protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP (internet protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Network simulator activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a virtual environment. Students build simple LAN (Local Area Network) topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of CS 80.13 (formerly CIS 51.12) AND Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able
to:
1. Examine the importance of data networks and the Internet in supporting
business communications and everyday activities
2. Summarize how communication is accomplished in data networks and across
the Internet
3. Differentiate the devices and services that are used to support
communications across an Internetwork
4. Deduce the layers of communications in data networks through analysis
of network protocol models
5. Examine the role of protocols in data networks
6. Evaluate the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various
layers of data networks
7. Compare and contrast the protocols and services operating at the
application layer in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and
examine how this layer operates in sample networks
8. Analyze the operations and features of the transport layer protocols
and services
9. Analyze the operations and feature of the network layer protocols and
services and explain the fundamental concepts of routing
10. Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill
given requirements
11. Interpret the operation of protocols at the OSI data link layer and
examine how they support communications
12. Inspect the physical layer protocols and services supporting
communications across data networks
13. Distinguish fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and
operation
14. Choose basic cabling and network designs to connect devices in
accordance with stated objectives
15. Experiment with Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) to perform basic
router and switch configuration

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include but not be limited to:
I.   Living, Learning, Working, and Playing in a Network-Centric World
A. Communication-an essential part of our lives
      B. A network-centric world-supporting the way we communicate
II.  Communications with Data Networks and the Internet
      A. Network models-a layered approach to communication
      B. Protocols-the rules of communication
      C. Labeling the pieces-addressing and naming of communications
III.  Network Infrastructure
      A. Routers-connecting networks together
      B. Switches-connecting computers together
IV.  OSI Application Layer
      A. Applications-the interface between the human and data networks
      B. Application layer protocols-making provision for applications and
      services
      C. Applications and services supporting our communications
V.  OSI Transport Layer
      A. Roles of the transport layer-managing the pieces of our
      communications
      B. The User Datagram Protocol (UDP)-communicating with low overhead
      C. The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)-communicating with
      reliability
      D. TCP-reassembling the pieces and managing data loss
VI.  OSI Network Layer and Routing
      A. Roles of the network layer-carrying our communications from device
      to device
      B. Networks-dividing devices into groups
      C. Routing-enabling our communications between networks
VII.  Addressing the Network-IPv4
      A. Internet Protocol v4 (IPv4) addresses
      B. Overview of IPv6
      C. Subnetting-dividing networks into the right sizes
      D. Testing the network layer with ping and traceroute
VIII. OSI Data Link Layer
      A. Data link layer-controlling the communication pieces on the media
      B. Media Access Control(MAC)-how does the media look?
      C. Media Access Control-addressing and framing the pieces
IX.  OSI Physical Layer
      A. Physical layer-carrying the bits of our communications
      B. Physical signaling-transmitting the bits of our communications to
      the media
      C. Physical media-the connections for our communications
X.  An Example LAN Technology-Ethernet
      A. Ethernet media-sending our communications through the LAN
      B. Ethernet overview
            1. Ethernet in the layers-MAC technology
            2. Ethernet in the layers-MAC addressing
      C. Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)-connecting the two layers of
      addresses
      D. Shared versus dedicated Ethernet-a closer look at hubs and switches
XI.  Planning and Cabling Your Network
      A. Establishing device interconnection
      B. Developing an addressing scheme
      C. Importance of network diagrams
      D. Creating simple network diagrams
XII. Configuring and Testing Your Network
      A. Configuring Cisco devices - Cisco Internetworking Operating System
      (IOS) basics
      B. Applying a basic configuration using Cisco IOS
      C. Host computer configuration
      D. Verifying connectivity

Assignments:
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Reading assignments may include:
1. Online research of network devices and deployment practices
2. Approximately 50 pages weekly from the textbook
Homework problems may include
1. Hands-on exercises to demonstrate proficiency with each topic
2. Online quizzes
3. Creation of network design diagrams
Other assignments may include:
1. Objective examinations and quizzes
2. Skill demonstration examinations
3. Classroom scenario based exercises

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, Creation of network design diagrams and layouts
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams, Network device configuration
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Simulated equipment configuration
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance and participation in scenario based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide (2nd). Dye, Mark and McDonald, Rick and Rufi, Antoon. Cisco Press: 2008

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