ITNW 1325
Fundamentals of Networking

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. 
    2. Required Prerequisite: None
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and use network transmission media;
    2. explain the OSI model;
    3. identify the characteristics of network topologies and protocols;
    4.  identify the functions of a network operating system and distinguish between centralized, client/server, and peer-to-peer systems;
    5. distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam must be proctored. (ask your instructor for more details)
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Lab Assignments          30%
    2. Exams                           15%
    3. Project                            20% 
    4. Final                              35%
  5. Information on Books
    1. Required Book: Networking Basics, 2nd Ed., Ciampa; ISBN: 0-619-05582-0
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam Schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal Information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Student with disabilities

 

Course Content

 

Chapter Description

 

Course instructions & discussion

Lesson 1

INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING

Lesson 2

NETWORK MEDIA

Exam week

Lesson 3

NETWORK DESIGN

Lesson 4

NETWORK ARCHITECTURES

Lesson 5

PROTOCOLS & NETWORK SOFTWARE

Labs & go over project

Lesson 8

MANAGING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK

 

Exam week

Lesson 9

WIDE AREA NETWORKS

 

CABLES LABS

 

EXAM WEEK

Project

Review

 

Final

 

***Disclaimer: Assignments due to change by instructor

 

Last Modified: October 9, 2017