NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Networking Basics

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Networking Basics
    B. Course Number: CS 214N - 10824
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Shook, Angila
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 232
    H. Email Address: AShook@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2658
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 7:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);10:15:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);12:15:00 PM-12:45:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 7:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 7:30:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);10:15:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 7:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    If you need a different time, please contact me to setup an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, and maintain a network for a small business as well as prepare students for networking certifications including Test Out Network Pro and Comp TIA Network+.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The target audience is undergraduate students majoring or concentrating in information systems. Transferability is based on target institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Access Key:
    TestOut Network Pro
    ISBN: 978-1-935080-43-5

    Suggested:

    Network+ Guide to Networks
    Author(s): Dean, Tamara
    ISBN: 1-305-09094-2
    ISBN-13: 978-1-305-09094-1
    Edition / Copyright: 7TH 16 - Current Edition
    Publisher: Cengage Learning
    Book Type: Paperback

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    TestOut Video and Fact Sheets - 15%
    TestOut Practice Questions - 20%
    Midterm - 25%
    Final Exam 40%

    All communication and submitted work must follow the communication standard.
    Communication standard:
    • No text language (For example do not use i, BTW, LOL, IDK…)
    • Correct spelling and proper capitalization
    • Complete sentences (Start a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period.)
    • Logical organization


    Late work will not be accepted.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    *Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    *Prepare and interpret documents,
    *Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    *Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    *Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
    • Identify appropriate cables and connectors;
    • Select appropriate wired networking components;
    • Configure wireless devices;
    • Configure network connection settings and services;
    • Configure network security;
    • Configure networks that use efficient network management;
    • Troubleshoot networks

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Messages will be returned by the end of the next business day. Grades will be posted by one week following assignment deadline

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week

    Dates

    Topics

    Assignments

    Learning Outcomes

    (I-institutional, D-Departmental, and C-Course)

    1

    1/14-1/20

    Module 1:

    Networking Basics

    Cables and Connectors

     

     

    TestOut – Sections 1.1 – 1.6

    TestOut – Sections 2.1 – 2.5

     

     

    I5, D3

    I5, D3, C1

     

    2

    1/21-1/27

    Module 2:

    Networking Devices Ethernet

    IP Configuration

    TestOut – Sections 3.1 – 3.3

    TestOut – Sections 4.1 – 4.4

    TestOut – Sections 5.1 - 5.10

     

     

    I5, D3, C4

    3

    1/28-2/3

    Module 3:

    Switch Management

    Routing

     

    TestOut – Sections 6.1- 6-7

    TestOut – Sections 7.1 – 7.5

     

     

    I5, D3, C4

    I5, D3, C3

    4

    2/4-2/10

    Module 4:

    Firewalls

    Network Customization

     

     

    TestOut – Sections 8.1 – 8.3

    TestOut – Sections 9.1 – 9.6

     

     

    I5, D3, C5

    I5, D3, C6

     

    5

    2/11-2/17

    Module 5:

    Wireless Networking

    TestOut – Sections 10.1 – 10.7

     

     

    I5, D3, C10

     

    6

    2/18-2/24

    Midterm Exam (Covers Modules 1-5)

     

     

     

     

    7

    2/25-3/3

    Module 6:

    Wide Area Networks (WANs)

     

    TestOut – Sections 11.1 – 11.5

     

     

    I5, D3, C6

    8

    3/4-3/10

    Midterm Exam (Covers Modules 1-7)

     

     

    9

    3/11-3/17

    Module 8:

    Network Policies and Procedures

    Network Security

     

    TestOut – Sections 12.1 – 12.4

    TestOut – Sections 13.1 – 13.8

     

     

    I5, D3, C3

    I5, D3, C5

    10

    3/18-3/24

    Module 9:

    Network Hardening

     

    TestOut – Sections 14.1 – 14.4

     

    I5, D3, C5

    11

    3/25-3/31

    Spring Break

     

     

    12

    4/1-4/7

    Module 10:

    Network Management

     

    TestOut – Sections 15.1 – 15.8

     

    I5, D3, C6

    13

    4/8-4/14

    Module 11:

    Network Optimization

     

     

    TestOut – Sections 16.1 – 16.2

     

     

    I5, D3, C5

    14

    4/15-4/21

    Module 12:

    Practice Exams

     

    I5, D3, C7

    15

    4/22-4/28

    Module 13

    Practice Exams

     

    I5, D3, C7

    16

    4/29 - 5/3

    Module 14

    Practice Exams

     

    I5, D3, C7

     

    5/4-5/7

    Final Exam – Network Pro Certification Exam (Proctored)