SRJC Course Outlines

5/19/2024 1:34:51 AMCIS 58.81A Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 58.81ATitle:  CISCO NETWORKING 1  
Full Title:  Cisco Networking 1
Last Reviewed:1/28/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR1.50 Contact DHR26.25
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

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 84.81A

Catalog Description:
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First semester of Cisco's Networking Academy curriculum. Topics include Basic networking, OSI model and TCP/IP protocol.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of CIS 51.15 and eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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First semester of Cisco's Networking Academy curriculum. Topics include Basic networking, OSI model and TCP/IP protocol.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Completion of CIS 51.15 and eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Identify and describe the functions of each of the seven layers of the
   OSI reference model.
2.  Compare and contrast data link and network addresses and identify key
   differences between them.
3.  Define and describe the function of a MAC address.
4.  List the key internetworking functions of the OSI Network layer.
5.  Identify at least three reasons why the industry uses a layered model.
6.  Compare and contrast the two parts of network addressing then
   identify the parts in specific protocol address examples.
7.  Distinguish the function of each layer of the ISO/OSI reference model.
8.  Demonstrate the five conversion steps of data encapsulation
9.  Distinguish between the different classes of IP addresses
   (and subnetting).
10. Analyze the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Networking
   a.  basic concepts and terminology.
   b.  OSI reference model
2.  Defining Networking
   a.  two or more connected computer systems define a network.
   b.  wired and wireless
   c.  LANs
   d.  WANs
3.  Origins of Networking/Brief history
4.  Why Do We Use Networks?
   a.  Increasing dependence on technology has increased the need for
       networked devices.
   b.  People expect interoperability between electronic devices such as
       TVs, VCRs, and stereos systems.
   c.  Networked devices share hardware and software. This is more
       convenient and less expensive than standalone systems.
5.  Networking Terminology
   a.  Connection Media
   b.  Client/Server Networks
       1)  Print servers
       2)  File servers
       3)  Database servers
       4)  Remote access servers (RAS)
       5)  Web servers
   c.  Peer-to-Peer
   d.  LAN, WAN, and MAN
       1)  Usually a LAN is local
       2)  MAN is citywide
       3)  WAN spans multiple geographic areas.
       4)  CAN (Campus Area Network) is sometimes used to describe
           college networks
       5)  The term FAN (Family Area Network) is a relatively new term
           describing a home with more than one computer networked
   e.  NOS
   g.  NIC
   h.  Networking Hardware
   i.  Networking Software
6.  Understanding the OSI Model
   a.  history
   b.  layers: physical, data link, network, transport, session,
       presentation, application.
   c.  Most vendors agreed to support OSI. This made it easier to
       implement a variety of networks.
7.  Reasons for Layering
   a.  Simplifies networking by dividing it into less complex components
   b.  Enables programmers to specialize in a particular layer
   c.  Provides modularity which allows upgrades to a specific layer to
       remain separate from the other layers
   d.  Encourages interoperability by promoting balance between different
       networking models
   e.  Allows for standardized interfaces to be produced by vendors
8.  Data Encapsulation
   a.  data encapsulation in terms of the OSI reference model.
   b.  Five steps of data encapsulation.
       1)  data conversion
       2)  segmentation
       3)  packet creation
       4)  frame
       5)  bit transmission
9.  Layer Functions
   a.  Physical
       1)  Media and other physical characteristics of the hardware
       2)  Encoding
       3)  Signal transmission
       4)  Repeaters and hubs
   b.  Data Link
       1)  The frame which is the final formatting of the data before it
           is sent
       2)  Access to the media
       3)  Flow control and error-free transmission
       4)  MAC address which is burned into the NIC card; 12-digit
           hexadecimal number; aka physical address or hardware address
       5)  sublayers:
           1.  LLC sublayer
           2.  MAC sublayer
       6)  CSMA/CD which is the access method used on Ethernet networks
       7)  Bridging and switching
   c.  Network
       1)  Error handling
       2)  Software address (aka logical address)
       3)  Packets
       4)  Best path selection
       5)  Routing and routers
       6)  Example network protocols: IP and IPX
   d.  Transport
       1)  Point-to-point transmission
       2)  Error-free delivery and flow control
       3)  Segmentation for optimal packet size
       4)  Windowing and acknowledgements (ACKS) (discussed later)
       5)  Connection-oriented and connectionless transmission
       6)  Example transport protocols: TCP, UDP, and SPX
   e.  Session
       1)  Sets up the conversation; session setup and tear down
       2)  Control of data exchange for example full or half-duplex
       3)  Data synchronization
       4)  Transmission interruption and recovery
       5)  Example session protocols: SQL, RPC, X-Windows
   f.  Presentation
       1)  Prepares data from the application layer for transmission
       2)  Reformats incoming data
       3)  Formatting, translation, compression, and decompression
       4)  Encryption and decryption
       5)  Example presentation components: BMP, WAV, EBCDIC, ASCII
   g.  Application
       1)  Where communications originate
       2)  Initiates the request for network services
       3)  Provides services to applications
       4)  End system
       5)  User interface
       6)  Example application layer programs: email, file transfer
10. Origins of TCP/IP
   a.  The invention and evolution of the TCP/IP protocol - ARPAnet
   b.  U.S. Government
   c.  The DOD.
   d.  named the Internet, considered public domain.
11. Overview of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
   a.  Four layers:  Application, Transport, Internetwork, and Network
       Interface. These layers correspond to the layers in the OSI
       reference model.
   b.  Request for Comments (RFCs)
   c.  Compare the TCP/IP protocol suite to the OSI networking reference
       1)  Application layer
       2)  Transport layer
       3)  Internetwork layer
       4)  Network Interface layer
12. Application Layer
   a.  The TCP/IP Application layer includes protocols for e-mail, remote
       logins, file transfers, Web browsing, network management, and name
       1)  FTP: " The File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
       2)  TFTP: " The Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).
       3)  NFS: " The Network File System (NFS)
       4)  SMTP: " The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
       5)  Telnet: " A telnet client can use this terminal emulation
           protocol (telnet)
       6)  rlogin: " The remote login application (rlogin)
       7)  SNMP: " You can install the Simple Network Management Protocol
           (SNMP) on TCP/IP hosts, including routers and other devices
           that support TCP/IP.
       8)  DNS: " The Domain Name System (DNS).
       9)  HTTP: " The World Wide Web uses the Hypertext Transfer
           Protocol (HTTP).
13. Transport Layer
   a.  Transport layer functions
   b.  TCPs network overhead
   c.  TCP reliability and the four steps of three-way handshake
   d.  Ports
       1)  port numbers for communications between hosts.
       2)  Well-Known Port Numbers
   e.  TCP Three-way Handshake and its four steps
14. Internetwork Layer
   a.  IP
   b.  ICMP.
   c.  ARP.
   d.  RARP.
15. Troubleshooting
   a.  PING
   b.  Traceroute
16. Network Interface Layer
   a.  The TCP/IP Network Interface-OSI Data Link and Physical layers
   b.  No specific IP functions exist at this layer
17. IP Addressing
   a.  compared to MAC addresses
   b.  what it identifies
18. IP Classes A-E - what they are assigned to and address details
19. Subnet Addressing
   a.  Subnet Address
   b.  Broadcast Address
20. Subdividing IP Classes
   a.  Reasons
   b.  Subnet Masking
   c.  Learning to Subnet
   e.  Subnetting Formulas
   f.  CIDR - Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation method

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1.  Individual hands-on exercises to demonstrate each topic.
2.  Reading approximately 50 pages weekly from the textbook.
3.  Participate in class discussion topics.

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%
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
20 - 50%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, Hands-on computer exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, PERFORMANCE EXAM(S)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"CCNA Guide to Cisco Networking Fundamentals" by Kurt Hudson
and Kelly Cannon - Course Technology 2000

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