Network Planning and Administration

THOMAS COLLEGE and BRIDGE EDUCATION

IT 410

July 2002

Instructor: Prof. Judy Hansen-Childers

Office: Room 209

Office Phone: 859-1335

Home Phone: 582-7632

E-Mail:

hansenj@thomas.edu

 

 

Class Schedule: Mondays – July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 6 – 9:00 PM.  Saturdays – July 20th and August 3rd  from 9 AM – 4:30 PM.

 

Text:

Data Communications and Networking (2nd Edition) by Behrouz Forouzan (McGraw-Hill).

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: IT 312

This introduces the student to computer network planning, including physical layout, resource requirements, and budgeting. Administration of computer networks, including managing user accounts, selecting and loading application software, managing upgrades, monitoring and maximizing system performance, and ensuring security are also addressed. Students will also examine the link between business needs and a business network. Students will learn to evaluate, select, and implement different communication options within the organization. The capstone of the course will consist of an in-depth network analysis and design project.

COURSE OBJECTIVES  (Learning Outcomes):

By the end of the course, the student should:

  1. Understand the terminology, concepts, and theory of internetworking.
  2. Understand the issues related to the economics, design, and management of computer networks.
  3. Be able to explain, diagram, and discuss structures and principles involved in distributing computing resources
  4. Be able to identify the hardware and software requirements and approximate costs of centralized and distributed systems.
  5. Be able to identify and explain network risks, security and privacy issues.

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Students will have assigned readings from text and online sources.  There will be several in-class projects to complete, three at-home projects, and one capstone network design project.

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:

In-class projects.................................…………………………….……........…....30%

At-home projects…………………………………………………………...……..30%

Network Design Capstone Project……………………………….......…………. 40%

 

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.

 

INTEGRITY OF SCHOLARSHIP:

Students who plagiarize papers and projects or cheat on exams will receive zeros for the work in question and may fail the course.

 OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:

·        Changes in the syllabus and assignments may be modified as deemed appropriate by the instructor.  All changes will be announced in class.

·        Students with a disability who are requesting academic accommodations should contact the instructor as soon as possible..

 

 

Important Links

 

Windows 2000 Magazine

  http://www.farallon.com/products/hubs/hubvsswitch.html

http://slashdot.org/books/00/11/04/1538247.shtml

 

Thomas College Homepage

 

 

SCHEDULE

DATE

TOPICS

WEEK #1

(July 8)

 Introduction to the Course

 Review of Data Communication Concepts

 Network Planning and Design

 

 

WEEK #2

(July 15 & July 20)

 Review of Projects 1 and A

 Networking Hardware Devices

 Network Tour

 Media and Wiring

 Shopping for Equipment

 Local Area Networks

 Wireless Local Area Networks

 Backbone Networks

 

 

WEEK #3

(July 22)

 Review Project B

 Network Traffic Issues

 Subnetting

 DHCP

 DNS

 

 

 

WEEK #4

(July 29 & Aug 3)

 Network Security Risk Assessment

 Controlling Disruption, Destruction, and Disaster

 Controlling Unauthorized Access 

 Presentation of Network Design Capstone Projects

 

 

 


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

Last Revised: July 9, 2002