MVC_AcademicLogo_horizontal_CMYK          COURSE:  Networking

NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS:  3
PREREQUISITE: 
CS-320, MA-190

 

 

Semester and year     Spring 2014

Time and day             9:25-10:40 TR

Instructor                   Gene Marksbury

E-mail                         marksburyg@moval.edu

Office phone              831-4620

Home phone                          

Office location           CSC 12

Office hours               see Web site

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

An overview of computer networking, both conceptual and hands-on.  Areas of study include the OSI reference model, network protocols, media, architecture, and hardware.  The class will also investigate the implementations of networking principals using Microsoft Windows Server, NetBEUI, TCP/IP, UNIX, and emerging networking technologies.  Network management, operation, design and security will wrap up the course.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—COURSE

1.  Understand the importance of networking to the modern business environment.

2.  Demonstrate the knowledge of various types of cabling and wireless connection for networks and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.

3.  Demonstrate the ability of connecting computers of various operating systems and hardware designs together.

4.  Demonstrate the understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of modern networks.

5.  Comprehend the basics of future networking technologies and how they will be integrated into our existing networks.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—GENERAL EDUCATION

N/A

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—DESE

N/A

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Assessment will be based on 3-4 major exams and class activities.

 

Exam 1 will concentrate on outcomes 1 and 2

 

Exam 2 will concentrate on outcome 3

 

Exam 3 will concentrate on outcomes 4 and 5

 

Exam 4 will be comprehensive over all outcomes

 

Lab exercises will be completed as time allows.

 

OTHER INFORMATION*

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REQUIRED TEXT/S

Network+ Guides to Networks, Tamara Dean, Course Technology (Sixth Edition), Cambridge, MA, (2013)  ISBN: 978-1-133-60819-6

 

OPTIONAL COURSE MATERIALS

None

 

GRADING POLICY AND PROCEDURES

This course requires a minimum of two hours of out-of-class work for every one hour of direct faculty instruction.

Final grades will be determined by the percentage of possible points earned from exams and homework according to the following scale:

 

90% or above                : A

80-89%                        :  B

70-79%                        :  C

60-69%                        :  D

Below 60%                 :  F

 

Exams will count as 60% of your grade, 30% for lab assignments, and 10% on class participation.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Week                                       Topics

1                                              Introduction, Chapter 1

2                                              Chapter 2 Standards, OSI model

3                                              Chapter 3 Transmission/Media

4                                              Chapter 4 TCP/IP Protocols

5                                              Chapter 5 Topologies, Exam 1

6                                              Chapter 6 Hardware

7                                              Chapter 7 WANS

8                                              Chapter 8 Wireless Networking

9                                              Chapter 9 Operating Systems

10                                            Chapter 10 In-depth TCP/IP Exam 2

11                                            Spring Break

12                                            Chapter 11 Voice over IP

13                                            Chapter 12 Security

14                                            Chapter 13 Troubleshooting

15                                            Chapter 14 Integrity/Availability

16                                            Chapter 15 Network Management

 

FINAL EXAM

10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 No exceptions!

 

OPTIONAL INSTRUCTOR POLICIES

No electronic devices of any kind except for class activities.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance is expected and required at each class meeting.  Every three(3) unexcused absences will cause a drop of one full letter grade.

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

It shall be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to support the academic integrity of the institution.  This applies to personal honesty in all aspects of collegiate work, all student records, and all contacts with faculty and staff.  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

It shall also be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to be respectful of the right of other students, staff, and instructors to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere conducive to the educational goals of an institution of higher learning.  Rude or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

 

Student actions that do not adhere to the MVC Student Code of Conduct will be addressed according to College policies regarding academic dishonesty and disruptive behavior.  Students who exhibit dishonest, disruptive, or disrespectful behavior risk suspension or expulsion from the institution.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic integrity is expected and required of all students. Students and faculty are responsible and accountable for personally upholding that integrity. Cheating will not be tolerated, and students found guilty of cheating in any way will be disciplined according to the Academic Dishonesty Policy in the MVC College Catalog.  The following penalties may be applied:

  1. Reprimand.

2.       Requirement that the student repeats and re-submits the same or alternate assignment. In such cases, the grade or mark awarded will be reduced or limited at the discretion of the faculty member.

3.       Completion of the Plagiarism Tutorial found at the student’s Moodle site. (Must be completed  if this is the student’s first plagiarism offense)

4.       A mark of "0" will be given for the assignment with no opportunity to resubmit. This may result in failure of the course.

5.       A failing (F) grade will be awarded in the course.

6.       Automatic failing (F) grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees will be refunded for that semester. This penalty will only be imposed by the student's program division chair or the Chief Academic Officer.

  1. Expulsion from Missouri Valley College, permanently recorded on the student's record. This penalty will result in automatic failing (F) grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees will be refunded for that semester.

 

 

ADA STATEMENT

The College seeks to comply fully with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The ADA Coordinator works with the programs to assist the faculty in understanding and implementing accommodations.

 

Students with disabilities should have documentation of their disability sent to the campus ADA coordinator, Debbie Coleman, 660-831-4170 or colemand@moval.edu , and set up an appointment as soon as they arrive on campus.  Students enrolled in online courses should email the ADA coordinator.  Failure to do so could delay accommodations.  After proper documentation, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate students’ needs.  If you have any questions about how to initiate this process, please contact your instructor.