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7/12/2024 6:44:42 AMCS 82.22A Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 82.22ATitle:  INTRO TO NETWORKS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Networks
Last Reviewed:2/22/2021

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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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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 Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) 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 Internet Protocol (IP) 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 Local Area Network (LAN) topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. Network Fundamentals is the first of the three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Completion of CS 80.15

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 Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) 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 Internet Protocol (IP) 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 Local Area Network (LAN) topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. Network Fundamentals is the first of the three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Completion of CS 80.15
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:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Analyze data networks supporting business communications and apply network protocol models to facilitate improved transfer of information across an internetwork.
2. Demonstrate the importance of addressing and naming schemes at the various layers of data networks.
3. Compare and contrast fundamental Ethernet concepts and topological designs used in data networks.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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1.   Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
2.   Protocols and Models (such as OSI)
3.   Numbering Systems
4.   Data Link Layer
5.   Ethernet Switching
6.   Network Layer
7.   Address Resolution
8.   Basic Router Configuration
9.   IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
10. Internet Control Messaging Protocol (ICMP)
11. Transport and Application Layers
12. Network Security Fundamentals
13. Build a Small Network

Assignments:
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Reading assignments include:
1. Online research of security devices and deployment practices
2. Approximately 50 pages weekly from the textbook
 
Homework problems include:
1. Weekly online discussion thread participation
2. Hands-on exercises and class performances to demonstrate proficiency with topics
3. Online quizzes
 
Other assignments include:
1. Quizzes (9 - 11) and skill demonstration exam
2. Classroom scenario-based performances and exercises
 
Optional Assignments:
1. Network operating system and security design diagrams and layout

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
5 - 10%
Weekly written online discussions
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, operating system and security design diagrams and layouts (optional)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Skill demonstration exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes, skill demonstration exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Attendance and participation in scenario-based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Networks Companion Guide (CCNAv7). Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco Press. 2020
 
Introduction to Networks Course Booklet (CCNAv7).  Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco Press. 2020

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