ITNW 1325
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software.  
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and use network transmission media; explain the OSI model; identify the characteristics of network topologies and protocols; identify the functions of a network operating system and distinguish between centralized, client/server, and peer-to-peer systems; and distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Final Exam.
    2. Project.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Networking Basics, 2nd Ed., Ciampa; ISBN: 0-619-05582-0
  5.  Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates
    1. Course Catalog
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Syllabus and Moodle

Week 2

Lesson 1: Introduction to Networking

Week 3

Lesson 2: Network Media

Week 4

Lesson 3: Network Design
Exam: Lessons 1 & 2

Week 5

Lesson 4: Network Architectures

Week 6

Lesson 5: Protocols and Network Software
Exam: Lessons 3 & 4

Week 7

Lesson 6: Windows 2000 and Windows.NET Servers

Week 8

Lesson 7: Netware 6 and Linux Servers
Exam: Lessons 5 & 6

Week 9

 Lesson 8: Managing a Local Area Network

Week 10

Spring Break

Week 11

Lesson 9: Wide Area Networks
Exam: Lessons 7 & 8

Week 12

Lesson 10: The Internet and its Tools

Week 13

Time to work on network project

Week 14

Time to work on network project

Week 15

Dead week – Project due.

Week 16

Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Class/Lab Assignments

40%

Project

20%

Exams

20%

Final Exam

20%

 

 

 

 

 

Last Modified: August 24, 2016