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CIT 107 - Networking Technologies

Revised: August 20, 2001
Credits: 3
Instructor: Ed Nickel
Office: GTA 101
Phone: 753-2241 (office with voice mail)
Class Web Page:
Textbook: Network+ Guide to Networks and Network+ Lab Manual for Guide to Networks, available through the college bookstore.

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Welcome to CIT 107, Networking Technologies. This survey course introduces students to computer networks and network management. We will cover network infrastructure, network uses and misuses, and material covered throughout various MCSE exams, the Network+ exam, as well as other certification exams.

I can be reached at the phone number listed above or you can make an appointment to see me during office hours or at other times. Office hours are posted on my office door and on my web site. The schedule of reading assignments, homework and tests is found below. Assignments will be provided verbally or as handouts in class.

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of this class a student should:

Your grade will be compiled as follows: 30% on assignments, 20% participation, and 50% on tests. This is a letter grade class an A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=59% or less or W=Official Withdrawal if done before the withdrawal deadline. There is no curve in this grading scale. All assignment due dates will be noted when the assignments are given. Any excused absences must be agreed to by the instructor in advance unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. One (1) unexcused absences results in an Failing grade. The code of conduct stated in The Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community will be enforced.

COURSE SCHEDULE topics by week:
  1. Introduction, network basics, OSI model, media, and protocols
  2. Network architecture and hardware
  3. WANs, remote connectivity, and various network operating systems
  4. TCP/IP, Internet services, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  5. Network integrity, availability, security, and design overview

Click here for my home page,
there for syllabi index, or
when for office hours.