BuCS 126 Networking Technologies

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Week 13

Week of 13 Nov 17

Discussed and implemented user security policies including account policies, account lockout policies, and user rights assignments.

Discussed and implemented audit policies for user account control and the file system.

Implemented group policy-based user logon scripts.

Also discussed partitions, basic disks, dynamic disks, fault tolerance (including mirroring, duplexing, RAID-5), and Storage Area Networks (SANs).

Discussed Project 2.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Project 2 - Setting Up the Network File System
Assignment list and due dates


Week 12

Week of 6 Nov 17

Discussed and implemented disk quota management.

Discussed network file system security. Set up folder permissions on user home directories, public directories, and workgroup directories. Also created file system administrators.

Created logon scripts to assign drive letters to the directories we created.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 8: Well-known Ports / Network Protocols
Project 1
Assignment list and due dates


Week 11

Week of 30 Oct 17

Discussed user account management with Organizational Units, security groups and user profiles, then discussed Project 1.

Configured our servers to allow local logon.

Also discussed file and folder attributes, compression, encryption, and Distributed File System (DFS).

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 8: Well-known Ports / Network Protocols
Project 1
Assignment list and due dates


Week 10

Week of 23 Oct 17

Discussed share permissions and set up advanced folder sharing.

Discussed and practiced management by groups. Introduced network file system security.

Discussed Active Directory including schema, global catalog and namespace. Also discussed containers including forest, tree, domain, Organizational Unit (OU) and sites.

Installed and configured Active Directory as an in-class exercise.

Discussed Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), TCP communications including connection establishment, packet acknowledgment, error detection, flow control, and connection termination. Also discussed User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and ports and sockets.

Used Network Monitor to view actual frames.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 8: Well-known Ports / Network Protocols
Project 1
Assignment list and due dates


Week 9

Week of 16 Oct 17

Went over the Midterm Exam.

Set up static routing for subnets, then removed the static routes and set up Routing Information Protocol (RIP).

Discussed and demonstrated NTFS permissions.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Research assignment 7: NTFS Permissions
Task: Subnetting Worksheet
Assignment list and due dates


Midterm and Fall Break (Oct 14 - 17)

No class Mon, Oct 14.
This class resumes on Wed, 16 Oct 17.

Have a nice Fall Break!


Week 8

Week of 9 Oct 17

Discussed partial octet subnetting. Set up several subnetting scenarios as in-class exercises.

Midterm Exam on Wed, 11 Oct 17.

Set up static routing for subnets, then removed the static routes and set up Routing Information Protocol (RIP).

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Handout: Partial Octet Subnetting (not posted)
Task: Subnetting Worksheet
Assignment list and due dates


Week 7

Week of 2 Oct 17

Reviewed for the Midterm Exam on Wed, 11 Oct 17.

Started discussing the Network layer of the OSI Model. Discussed Internet Protocol, binary numbering system, hexadecimal numbering system, and revisited IP address classes.

Practiced using Network Monitor to view actual datagrams.

Discussed full octet subnetting. Set up several subnetting scenarios as in-class exercises.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Handout: Midterm Exam Review (not posted)
Handout: Full Octet Subnetting (not posted)
Quiz: Review for Midterm on Wed, 11 Oct 17.
Assignment list and due dates


Week 6

Week of 25 Sep 17

Set up our servers in a Workgroup configuration, created several users, and practiced sharing files between those users.

Set up and configured printing. Also practiced printer sharing.

Installed and practiced using Network Monitor. Captured ping and ARP packets.

Started reviewing for the Midterm.

Notes Assignment: Review, research, and organize classroom notes.
Handout: Midterm Exam Review (not posted)
Research assignment 6: Internet Protocol (IP) Datagram
Quiz: Review for Midterm on Wed, 11 Oct 17.
Assignment list and due dates


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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