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12/9/2018 4:08:08 PMCS 82.21A Course Outline as of Fall 2015

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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 or P/NP
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.Network Fundamentals is the first of the four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. CCNA 1 introduces Cisco Networking Academy Program students to the networking field.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of CS 80.15 AND CS 81.21 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.Network Fundamentals is the first of the four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. CCNA 1 introduces Cisco Networking Academy Program students to the networking field.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of CS 80.15 AND CS 81.21 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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1.  Analyze data networks supporting business communications and apply  network protocol models to facilitate improved transfer of information across and 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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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:
1. Exploring the Network
   a. Globally Connected
   b. Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks(WANs), and the Internet
   c. The Network as a Platform
   d. The Changing Network Environment
2. Configuring a Network Operating System
   a. Internetworking Operating System (IOS) Bootcamp
   b. Getting Basic
   c. Address Schemes
3. Network Protocols and Communications
   a. Rules of Communication
   b. Network Protocols and Standards
   c. Moving Data in the Network
4. Network Access
   a. Physical Layer Protocols
   b. Network Media
   c. Data Link Layer Protocols
   d. Media Access Control
5. Ethernet
   a. Ethernet Protocol
   b. Address Resolution Protocol
   c. LAN Switches
6. Network Layer
   a. Network Layer Protocols
   b. Routing
   c. Routers
   d. Configuring a Cisco Router
7. Transport Layer
   a. Transport Layer Protocols
   b. Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
8. IP Addressing
   a. Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) Network Addresses
   b. IPv6 Network Addresses
   c. Connectivity Verification
9. Subnetting IP Networks
   a. Subnetting an IPv4 Network
   b. Addressing Schemes
   c. Design Considerations for IPv6
10. Application Layer
     a. Application Laer Protocols
     b. Well-Known Application Layer Protocols and Services
     c. The Message Heard Around the World
11. It's a Network
     a. Create and Grow
     b. Keeping the Network Safe
     c. Basic Network Performance
     d. Managing IOS Configuration Files
     e. Integrated Routing Services

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
4. Network device configuration
 
Other assignments may include:
1. 9-11 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 of Network device configuration
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
9-11 quizzes and 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:
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Introduction to Networks (1st). Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco Press: 2013

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