var url = ""; function changeVideo(data) { var x=document.getElementById("VideoPlayer"); x.src=data; } function doIt(url) { var certWindow = open("","winName", "scrollbars=yes", "width=700,height=400"); certWindow.document.write(""); certWindow.document.write(""); certWindow.document.write(""); certWindow.document.write(""); } function SizeImage() { if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "3000") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .2 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "2000") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .3 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "1500") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .4 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "1200") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .5 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "1000") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .6 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "900" && document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width < "1001") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .75 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "800" && document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width < "901") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .85 } else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "700" && document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width < "801") { document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .95 } //else if (document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width > "600" && document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width < "701") { // document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width = document.getElementById("bitmapImage").width * .95 //} } function sizeImage() { if (document.getElementById("Image1").width > "1000") { document.getElementById("Image1").width = document.getElementById("Image1").width * .6 } else if (document.getElementById("Image1").width > "900" && document.getElementById("Image1").width < "1001") { document.getElementById("Image1").width = document.getElementById("Image1").width * .7 } else if (document.getElementById("Image1").width > "800" && document.getElementById("Image1").width < "901") { document.getElementById("Image1").width = document.getElementById("Image1").width * .75 } else if (document.getElementById("Image1").width > "700" && document.getElementById("Image1").width < "801") { document.getElementById("Image1").width = document.getElementById("Image1").width * .85 } else if (document.getElementById("Image1").width > "600" && document.getElementById("Image1").width < "701") { document.getElementById("Image1").width = document.getElementById("Image1").width * .95 } } function newImage(arg) { if (document.images) { rslt = new Image(); rslt.src = arg; return rslt; } } function changeImages() { if (document.images && (preloadFlag == true)) { for (var i=0; i0&&parent.frames.length) { d=parent.frames[n.substring(p+1)].document; n=n.substring(0,p);} if(!(x=d[n])&&d.all) x=d.all[n]; for (i=0;!x&&i -192) { //old position > -192 // //alert("Position: " + position + ", Offset: " + lastTabOffset + ", Gap:" + (container.style.width - lastTabOffset)); // var positionString = (position.left - 8); // document.getElementById("container").style.left = positionString + "px"; // } // } //} /* Scrolling Menu Format */ function move(direction) { var container = document.getElementById("container"); var position = parseInt(container.offsetLeft); var tabCount = document.querySelectorAll("#container li").length; var lastTab = document.querySelectorAll("#container li")[tabCount - 1]; var lastTabOffset = parseInt(lastTab.offsetLeft); //alert(lastTabOffset); var endOfTabs = 500 - lastTabOffset; //alert(endOfTabs); if (direction == "previous") { if (position < 0) { var positionString = (position + 540) + "px"; container.style.left = positionString; } } else { if (position > endOfTabs) { var positionString = (position - 540) + "px"; container.style.left = positionString; } } }
Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
Instructor: Bill Bennett, MCSE, MCP, CCNA, CIW
Email: BBennett@msjc.edu
Office: Room 608a (in Multimedia building) Hours
Office Phone: 951.639.5530
Assistant's Phone (Kaye): 951.639.5523
Web Site: cis.msjc.edu/instructors/bill_bennett
Text: No Text Required - We will be using the online content from the Cisco Academy Website.
Academy Site:  http://Cisco.NetAcad.net
 
 
Syllabus
 
 
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 these fields.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Define computer networking, and discuss the advantages of using a network.
  • Categorize the primary types of network cabling, differentiate between baseband and broadband transmissions, and identify appropriate uses for each.
  • Define the term 'packet', and describe the contents and functions of each packet component: header, data, and trailer.
  • Describe the primary function of each layer of the OSI reference model, identify the OSI layer at which a particular network activity takes place, and identify the OSI layer at which a particular network component functions.
  • Design a successful network.
  • Evaluate and select the appropriate media and hardware with which to construct a successful network.
  • Assess a given network design for security considerations.
Reading Assignment and Assessment Schedule:
Event Dates
Chapter to have read by class date
Assessments
Jan. 26
Syllabus, CIS Programs, Introductions, Chapter 1
 
Jan. 28
Chapter 1: The Data Communications Industry
Quiz 1
Feb. 2 & 4
Chapter 2: Data Communications Concepts
Quiz 2
Feb. 9 & 11
Chapter 3: Basic Data Communications Technology
Quiz 3
Feb. 16
Holiday - MSJC Closed
 
Feb. 18
Demonstration: How to Build a CAT 5 Patch Cable
Feb. 23 & 25
Chapter 4: Local Area Networks
Quiz 4
Mar. 2 & 4
Chapter 5: Voice Communications Concepts and Technology
Quiz 5
Mar. 9 & 11
Chapter 6: Wide Area Networking Concepts, Architectures, and Services
Quiz 6
Mar 16 & 18
Chapter 7: Local Area Network Communications Protocols
Quiz 7
Mar. 23
Configuring a LAN Device
Mar. 25
Covers chapters 1 - 6. You must be on time for class otherwise you will not be able to take the Midterm.
MIDTERM
Mar. 30 & Apr. 1
Chapter 8: Advanced TCP/IP Network Design
Quiz 8
April 6 - 12
Spring Break - MSJC Closed
Apr. 13
Demonstration: How to Design a Multi-Segmented TCP/IP Network  
Apr. 15
Subnetting a Multi-segmented LAN
Apr. 20 & 22
Chapter 9: Local Area Network Operating Systems and Remote Access

Quiz 9

Apr. 27 & 29
Chapter 10: The Network Development Life Cycle
Quiz 10
May 4 & 6
Chapter 11: Network Management

Quiz 11

May 11, 13, & 18
Chapter 12: Network Security
Quiz 12
May 20
Identifying the Functions of the OSI Model
May 25
Holiday - MSJC Closed  
May 27
Jeopardy - Preparation for the final exam.

June 1
8:00 A.M.

Covers chapters 7 - 12. You must be on time for class otherwise you will not be able to take the Final!!!

Final Exam

All quizzes will be taken online using the Blackboard CMS. Each quiz consists of 20 multiple choice questions and each question is worth 5 points. You have until 11:55 P.M. 1 week after the quiz becomes active to complete it. Quizzes will not be reactivated unless you notify your instructor in advance of the deadline that you are having any problems. You can take the quizzes as many times as you'd like, the Blackboard system will keep track of and record your highest score.

The Midterm and Final Exam will also be administered using the Blackboard CMS and will be administered in class. You will only have one opportunity to complete the Midterm and Final Exam. You have 1 hour to complete the Midterm and the Final which consists of 50 multiple choice questions each.

Skills Assessments:

All students will be assessed on their abilities to do the following:

  1. Build a CAT5 patch cable.
  2. Configure a desktop computer with static IP settings based on a given network configuration. And, test its ability to communicate with other computers on a LAN and a WAN.
  3. Design a TCP/IP multi-segmented network. (worksheet)
  4. Describe the major features of each layer of the OSI & DOD networking models.

All Skills Assessments must be completed on the assigned date unless prior arrangements have been made with your instructor.

Any student who has three or more unexcused absences may be dropped from the course by their instructor.

Grading Policy:
Skills Assessments: 4 X 250 points each = 1000 points Quizzes: 12 X 100 points each = 1200 points
Midterm & Final Exam = 500 points ea.
Total possible points for this course = 3200 points
Grades:  A > 89%    B > 79%    C > 69%    D > 59%    F < 60%

Classroom Etiquette:

  • Every student will treat every other student with courtesy and respect.
  • There are no food or drinks allowed in the classroom.
  • When using computers in the classroom, students will strictly adhere to the MSJC Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Any student with 3 or more un-excused abscences may be dropped by your instructor.

Plagiarism, Cheating, and Stealing Policies (Academic Integrity)

  • Any student who plagiarizes the work of any other person will be given a zero on any and all assignments where plagiarism has been utilized.
  • Any student caught cheating on a quiz or final exam will receive a zero for quiz or final exam.
  • Any student caught removing items from the classroom including but not limited to: lab materials and tools, without authorization, will be dropped from the course and given an automatic "F".

For more details on plagiarism and cheating, please review the MSJC Student Conduct Web Resources page.

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Learning Environment

All students are entitled to an environment that encourages learning. If a student behaves in a manner that negatively affects other class members, he or she is guilty of disruptive behavior. Such behavior will be addressed in a manner consistent with school policy. Cell phones and other personal electronic devices MUST be turned off in class. Also, no food or drinks are allowed in the classroom. Tape recording in class is prohibited unless specific permission is granted by instructor.

As a courtesy, please do not talk while the instructor is talking to the class or when a student is asking a question which pertains to the class. Please do not use classroom computers for personal use or other classwork—computers are to be used to follow in-class lectures, take tests, or as otherwise directed by your instructor. Refrain from “surfing” the Web, reading e-mail, or playing computer games during class. You are encouraged to work with other students to solve problems outside of class; however, you must complete your own work.

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Need Tutoring?

Check out the MSJC Learning Resource Centers! Academic Support is available for all students through the services provided in the Learning Resource Centers on each campus. Inquire at each center regarding hours of operations and specific subjects for which tutors are available. In addition, some subject area specialist tutors are available for courses through specific departments. Ask your instructor if specialized tutors are available for your individual course.

Tutoring for some Business & CIS classes including Microsoft Office applications tutoring will be available in the Business/CIS computer lab in Room 956. Lab/tutor schedules can be found at http://www.msjc.edu/BUSCIS-SupportMVC. Tutors change each semester, please check with the Business/CIS computer lab to learn what subjects have available tutors for the current semester.

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Disability Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College abides by the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits federal and state agencies or programs from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Students in this course who have a documented disability, that limits a major life activity which may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations should meet with a  Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) counselor as soon as possible.

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