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Syllabus
Section 3329 - Summer 2006
Instructor: Bill Bennett, MCSE, MCP, CCNA, CIW Email: BBennett@msjc.edu
Office: Room 655 (in Multimedia building) Office Phone: 672-6752 ext. 2705
Text: “Applied Data Communications” – 4th Edition; ISBN #0-471-34640-3
Author: James E. Goldman & Phillip T. Rawles
Class Dates: June 19, 2006 - July 27, 2006.
Course Description:
This course introduces students to fundamental data communication concepts including voice and data communications, networking hardware, the OSI model, and network design. Network management and security issues are also covered. This course is designed for the student who is interested in learning about data communications and networking as well as the career options that are available in this field.
Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:
Reading Assignments
Chapter 1: The Data Communications Industry
Chapter 2: Data Communications Concepts
Chapter 3: Basic Data Communications Technology
Chapter 4: Local Area Networks
Chapter 5: Voice Communications Concepts and Technology
Chapter 6: Wide Area Networking Concepts, Architectures, and Services
Chapter 7: Local Area Network Communications Protocols
Chapter 8: Advanced TCP/IP Network Design
Chapter 9: Local Area Network Operating Systems and Remote Access
Chapter 10: The Network Development Life Cycle
Chapter 11: Network Management
Chapter 12: Network Security
Discussions
All students are expected to create AT LEAST ONE THREAD for each chapter discussion. "Click on "Discussion Board" in the main menu then click on the title of the chapter for which you want to add a thread. Then click on the "Add Thread" button and type away. You can always modify your own thread after it's posted. You will be expected to convince me that you have read the chapter for which you are adding the thread about. You "convince" me by being very verbose about what you learned from reading the chapter. You will only receive credit for one thread per chapter, but you can receive extra credit by answering questions about the subject matter that other students may post. These exercises are designed to help you become articulate in your ability to commuicate both questions and answers about information technology concepts.
Grading
Student assessments will include the following:
• 12 quizzes worth 250 points each.
• 12 discussion threads worth 250 points each.
• Total possible points will be 6000.

Grades: A > 5500,   B > 5000,   C > 4500,   D > 4000