BuCS 126 Networking Technologies

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Week 5

Week of 18 Sep 17

Finished discussing the Data Link layer. Discussed Token Ring and Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI).

Also discussed Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) and introduced hubs, switches, bridges, routers and VLANs.

Reviewed for Cables and Connectors Quiz on Fri, 22 Sep 17.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Handout: Ethernet Standards (not posted)
Handout: Week 5 Notes (not posted)
Research assignment 5: TCP/IP Addressing
Quiz: Quiz 2 on Fri, 22 Sep 17.
Assignment list and due dates


Week 4

Week of 11 Sep 17

Discussed network connection hardware, including the functions of a network interface adapter, types of adapters and options available, selecting a NIC, installing a NIC, NIC configuration, NIC driver installation and troubleshooting a NIC.

Installed a second NIC as an inclass exercise.

Built a simple network as an in-class exercise. Started discussing Ethernet standards including CSMA/CD and MAC addressing, Ethernet frame, hardware addressing, protocols, and physical layer specifications.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 4: Windows Servers
Quiz: Review for Quiz 2 on Wed, Sep 20.
Assignment list and due dates


Week 3

Week of 4 Sep 17

Quiz 1 on Wed, Sep 6 from Quiz 1 Study Guide.

Built straight-thru and crossover CAT 5 cables as an inclass exercise. Certified cabling using several different types of testers.

Practiced punchdown as inclass exercises.

Discussed two-computer networking. Connected two computers together with a crossover cable as an inclass exercise.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 3: Types of Ethernet
Quiz: Review for Quiz 1 on Wed, Sep 6.
Handout: Quiz 1 Study Guide
Assignment list and due dates


Week 2

Week of 28 Aug 17

Configured Windows workstations for static and then dynamic addresses as an inclass exercise and tested connectivity with PING. Also introduced DHCP and DNS.

Introduced the OSI Reference Model.

Discussed the OSI Physical layer, cable topologies, cable types, fiber optic cabling and cable connnectors. Also discussed internal and external cable installations.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 2: TIA/EIA 568 Cabling Standards (straight-thru and crossover)
Quiz: Review for Quiz 1 on Wed, Sep 6.
Handout: Quiz 1 Study Guide
Assignment list and due dates


Week 1

Week of 21 Aug 17

Introduced the course outline, syllabus, Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance, and the CIT computer lab.

Discussed user accounts, then created user accounts for this class and other classes. Logged on to test the accounts.

Introduced network communications including network services, network media, network protocols, PAN/LAN/MAN/WAN, and workgroup vs client/server model.

Installed Microsoft Windows servers and started configuration. Introduced the TCP/IP protocol including IP address classes and public and private IP addresses.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Handout: Syllabus
Research Assignment 1: OSI Reference Model
Assignment list and due dates


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