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CBIS 3213 Syllabus

GEORGIA COLLEGE & STATE UNIVERSITY COURSE SYLLABUS [Printable Word Version Here]

Semester: Spring

Year: 2005

Course Title: NETWORKING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS. (3-0-3)

Course #: CBIS 3213

Instructor: Bryson R. Payne

Office: Atk. 312

E-Mail: bryson.payne@gcsu.edu

Hours: 3:30-4:45 pm, M/W

Phone: 478-445-2953

Prerequisite: CBIS 3211

Catalog Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking requirements, including networking and telecommunications technologies, hardware, and software. Emphasis is on the analysis and design of networking applications in organizations. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis, and evaluation of connectivity options. Students learn to evaluate, select, and implement different communications options.

Objectives:
Upon completion of the class, the student will be able to:  

  1. Understand the basics of how computers communicate with each other.
  2. Discuss problems faced by systems communicating over phone lines.
  3. Understand how modems work and the features and protocols used.
  4. Configure networking using Windows.
  5. Troubleshoot communication problems.
  6. Discuss of the existence of the OSI model and why it is used
  7. Explain how data is transmitted over an interconnected network.
  8. Explain how several network architectures manage data traffic.

This class will be run as a normal information system shop.  There is constant pressure in meeting schedules.  Do not fall behind it is almost impossible to catch up.  Success for MIS majors is defined as a C or better.

Required  Materials:

  • Text: Cisco Networking Academy Program: CCNA 1 and 2 Companion Guide. Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Press; Revised 3rd edition (2005). ISBN: 1587131501.
  • Software:  A JavaScript capable Internet browser, such as Foxfire (recommended), Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, or Internet Explorer.
  • 3 " Floppy Disk for assignments.
  • A working email account.

Grading:                                 

  • Labs: 25%

  • Term Paper: 20%

  • Exam 1: 15%

  • Exam 2: 15%

  • Final Exam: 25%

1.       Labs are due at the beginning of the next class period.  Assignments will not be accepted late unless prior written approval is granted by the instructor. 

2.       Each student is expected to attend class regularly, be on time, and be responsible for any work missed due to absences.

3.       There will be no make-up of scheduled exams.  If the tests are missed without prior approval, a grade of zero will result.  The final is mandatory. 

Honesty Code: Unless otherwise specified by the instructor, the default policy in courses in the Information Systems, Communications & Marketing Department is that students are allowed and encouraged to discuss programming and project assignments with each other. However, the submitted programs and/or projects must be their own work--each student must write the program and/or project independently.

Fire Drill Procedures: In the event of a fire signal students will exit the building in a quick and orderly manner through the nearest hallway exit.  Learn the floor plan and exits of this building.  Do not use elevators.  Crawl on the floor if you encounter heavy smoke.  Assist disabled persons and others if possible without endangering your own life.  Assemble for a head count.

Requests for Modifications: Any student requiring instructional modifications due to a documented disability should make an appointment to meet with the instructor as soon as possible.  An official letter from GC&SU documenting the disability will be expected in order to receive accommodations.

Tentative Course Outline

Week

Subject

1

Introduction, Intro to Networking

2

Networking Fundamentals

3

Networking Media

4

Cabling Testing

5

Cabling LANs and WANs

6

Ethernet Fundamentals

7

Ethernet Technologies

8

Ethernet Switching

9

TCP/IP Protocol Suite and IP Addressing

10

Routing Fundamentals and Subnets

11

TCP/IP Transport and Application Layers

12

WANs and Routers

13

Intro to Routers

14

Configuring a Router

15

Term Paper Presentations

The last day for withdrawal without academic penalty is March 4, 2005.

THIS COURSE OUTLINE PROVIDES A GENERAL PLAN FOR THE COURSE.  DEVIATIONS MAY BE NECESSARY.


©2005 - Bryson R. Payne, Ph.D. - All rights reserved.