Syllabus

Topics: Computer network, Wide area network, Final examination Pages: 5 (644 words) Published: January 22, 2014
Information Technology Department
Saigon Institute of Information Technology
Website: http://www.saigontech.edu.vn
Fundamentals Of Networking Technology
(ITNW 1425)
CRN:
Prerequisite
Ready for ENGL 1301 and MATH 1314 (i.e. no remediation needed) and high school computer literacy or equivalent. Competency with a PC and with editing software such as Microsoft Word is also required. Credit: 3

Course Objectives
The main goal of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of networking technologies, concepts and terminology. You will learn about the equipment and technologies used in LANs and WANs. You will learn about the network topologies used today and design a network using these topologies. A variety of network equipment will be discussed, including hubs, routers, switches, and NICs. LAN architectures are covered including Ethernet, Token ring, and FDDI. Also, you will learn about wide area networking technologies and remote access technologies such as X.25, ISDN, frame relay, ATM, DSL, SMDS, and SONET networks. Wireless networking and handheld computing is also discussed. All major LAN and WAN protocols will be discussed including TCP/IP and the newer IPv6, In addition you will learn about the OSI layered communications model. Aside from learning the technologies involved in networking, you will get to understand the daily tasks involved with managing and troubleshooting a network. TEXTBOOKS

Book Title
Author
ISBN
Publisher
Guide to Networking Essentials 6th Edition
Greg Tomsho
Ed Tittel
David Johnson
1-4188-3718-0
Thomson Course Technology
Semester: Spring 2014
Class ITNW 1425
Room, Days and Times:
- Computer LAB L308, Wednesday: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
- Computer LAB L208, Saturday: 9:40 am – 10:40 am
Instructor: Hung, Nguyen Thai
Phone Contact: 0902602836
Email Address: hungiaht@gmail.com

 Other Required Materials: The course will be enriched by demonstration of various concepts covered and the media mix will include video clips, audio clips, narrated white board demonstrations, software demonstrations, hands-on lab assignments, as well as “commentary”. There are a number of “give-away” software demo downloads which you will have the opportunity to use during the semester. These are free and yours to keep if you like them. Detailed Course Evaluation:

Percent
Item
5%
Class Participation
20%
Lab/Homework/Quizzes
15%
Projects
30%
Midterm Exam
30%
Final Exam
Total: 100%
 
The standard grading scale of 90-100% equals an "A", 80-89% equals a "B", 70-79% equals a "C", 60-69% equals a "D", and 0-59% equals an "F". Late Assignments Policy: A Late assignments may be turned in within one week of due date with a 20% penalty. No assignments will be accepted after the final exam date!!!! Make-up Exam Policy: You are expected to take all exams on the scheduled days. Make-up exams are NOT guaranteed, but are granted at the discretion of the instructor. If make-up exams are necessary, it is necessary to make arrangements with the instructor PRIOR to exam date. NOTE: There is NO make-up exam for the final. Course Outline

Week
Date
Chapter Readings
Week 1
15-Jan-14
18-Jan-14
Syllabus
Introduction to course
Chapter 1: Introduction to Networks and Networking Concept
Week 2
22-Jan-14
25-Jan-14
Chapter 2:  Network Design Essentials

27-Jan-14 -> 09-Feb-14
Tet Holidays
Week 3
12-Feb-14
15-Feb-14
Chapter 3:  Networking Media
Week 4
19-Feb-14
22-Feb-14
Chapter 4:  Network Interface Cards
Week 5
26-Feb-14
01-Mar-14
Chapter 5:  Making Network Work
Week 6
05-Mar-14
08-Mar-14
Chapter 6:  Network Communication & Protocols
Week 7
12-Mar-14
15-Mar-14
Chapter 7:  Network Architecture
Week 8
19-Mar-14
22-Mar-14
Review for Midterm Exams
Midterm Exams
Week 9
26-Mar-14
29-Mar-14
Chapter 8:  Simple Network Operations
Week 10
02-Apr-14
05-Apr-14
Chapter 9:  Understanding Complex Networks
Week 11
09-Apr-14
Hung Kings Commemoration...
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