Implementation of Network Systems

THOMAS COLLEGE

CS 442

FALL 1998

Instructor: Judy Hansen-Childers

Office: Room 110

Home Phone: 246-4885

Office Hours: As posted or by appointment

Office Phone: 873-0771 Ext. 335

E-Mail: jhcski@aol.com

or hansenj@thomas.edu

Snow Phone/Cancellation Line: 877-0140

Class Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM until 9:15 AM in Room 122.

 

Texts:

Internetworking Handbook by Ed Taylor (McGraw-Hill, 1998)

 

Designing Campus Networks by Quinn-Andry and Haller (Cisco Press, 1998)

 

Required Materials:

Appropriate hardware resources

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: CS 345

This course addresses the concepts, theory and practice of network design, development and implementation. It is approached from both hardware and software perspectives along with Network Operating System considerations.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the course, the student should:

1: understand the concepts and theory of internetworking.

2: be able design, develop and implement a networked system,

3: be able to identify the costs, risks and benefits of network implementation.

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Each week students will have assigned readings and three exams. There will be four required written projects which can be accessed via the online syllabus. PLEASE TYPE ALL PAPERS !

 

GRADING SYSTEM

A (94 - 100) A- (90 - 93) B+ (87 - 89) B (83 - 86) B- (80 - 82)

C+ (77 - 79) C (73 - 76) C- (70 - 72) D+ (67 - 69) D (63 - 66)

D- (60 - 62) F (below 60)

 

GRADING:

Written Homework Assignments........................................... 55%

Exam #1.................................................................................. 15%

Exam #2.................................................................................. 15%

Exam #3.................................................................................. 15%

 

ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend all class sessions and to be prepared to discuss the assigned readings and written homework If a student must miss a class session, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange other ways of obtaining the information covered in class. Please notify the instructor in advance if you have to miss a class. Students with excessive absences may not receive a passing grade.

Important Links

 

To Reach the WEBBOARD

 

Windows NT Magazine

  

Thomas College Homepage

 

 

DATE

TOPIC

READINGS

ASSIGNMENT

Tues 9/1

Introduction and Course Overview

Taylor - 1

Project # 1

Thurs 9/3

Design Overview

Taylor - 2, 4

 

Tues 9/8

Network Design Issues:Needs Assessment

QA/Haller - 1, 2

 

Thurs 9/10

Network Design Issues: Traffic Patterns

QA/Haller - 3, 4, 5, 7

 

Tues 9/15

Protocol Fundamentals

Taylor - 3, 19

 

Thurs 9/17

TCP/IP - Part 1

Taylor - 20

Project #2

Project # 1 DUE on 9/22

Tues 9/29

TCP/IP - Part 2

 

 

Thurs 10/1

LAN Technology

Taylor - 9

 

Tues 10/6

The TC Network: Hands-On

Taylor - 6, 10

 

Thurs 10/8

EXAM # 1

 

 

Thurs 10/15

WAN Technology

Taylor - 11, 15

 

Tues 10/20

Network Hardware # 1

Taylor - 25, 26, 27

 

Thurs 10/22

Network Hardware # 2

Taylor - 28, 29, 30, 31

 Project # 2 DUE

 

 

 

Tues 10/27

Windows NT; Hands-On

Taylor - 23

 

Thurs 10/29

IIS: Hands-On

 

 

Tues 11/3

MS Exchange: Hands-On

 

 

Thurs 11/5

Work on Projects

 

 

Tues 11/10

Network Management Presentation

 

Project # 3 Due

Thurs 11/12

Network Management

 

 

Tues 11/17

Network Design Issues - Reliability and Resilience and Security

QA/Haller – 6, 8

 

Thurs 11/19

EXAM #2

 

 

Tues 11/24

SMS and Network Monitor: Hands-On

 

 

Tues 12/1

UNIX – A Presentation

 

 

Thurs 12/3

Network Performance and Evaluation

Change, Growth and The Future

QA/Haller - 11, 1 QA/Haller - 2, 9, 13, 14

 

 

 

 

 

Tues 12/8

Project Presentations

 

 Project # 4 DUE

Thurs 12/10

Project Presentations

Review

 

 

TBA

EXAM # 3

 

 

This syllabus may be changed at the discretion of the instructor.

Last Revised: November 16, 1998