Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ITNW-1325- Section: 1
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
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Instructor Information
Instructor Kenneth Ballou
Phone(409) 984-6418
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201A
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

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Course Information
Description Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material (PSLO Alpha) measured by pretest/post-test.

1. Students will develop understanding of computer network systems (PSLO 1) measured by embedded test questions.

2. Students will design and configure computer network (PSLO 2) measured by projects/labs.

3. Students will learn control of network devices and use of utilities (PSLO 2) measured by projects/labs.

4. Students will learn how to manage, monitor, troubleshoot and repair network systems (PSLO 3) measured by projects.

5. Students will learn the value of ethics and security when managing network operating systems (PSLO 4) measured by embedded test questions
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material
1. Utilizes basic software development terminology and concepts.
2. Applies a software-development process to develop and troubleshoot a software product.
3. Creates computer graphics for inclusion into a software product.
4. Demonstrates ethics and professionalism within the computer field.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Networking Fundamentals Third Edition by Richard M. Roberts and Chuck Easttom G-W Publishers
ISBN 978-1-63563-443-3
Lecture Topics
1. Introduction to Networking
2. Network MediaŚCopper-Core Cable and Fiber Optic Cable
3. Wireless Technology
4. Digital Encoding and Data Transmission
5. Network Operating Systems and Network Communication
6. Microsoft Network Operating Systems
7. Unix/Linux Operating Systems
8. Introduction to Servers
9. TCP/IP Fundamentals
10. Subnetting
11. Remote Access and Long-Distance Communication
12. Network Security
13. Maintaining and Troubleshooting the Network
14. Designing and Installing a New Network
Major Assignments

Week 1: Course introduction, syllabus review, resources review; Introduction to Networking (Chapter 1 of
Networking Fundamentals)
Week 2: Complete Chapter 1; Quiz over Chapter 1; Network Media - Copper Core and Fiber Optic Cables
(Chapters 2 and 3 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 3: Quiz over Chapters 2 and 3; Wireless Technology (Chapter 4 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 4: Digital Encoding and Data Transmission (Chapter 5 of Networking Fundamentals); Quiz over Chapters 4 and 5.
Week 5: Exam 1 over Chapters 1 - 5 of Networking Fundamentals; Network Operating Systems and
Communication/Microsoft Network Operating Systems (Chapters 6 and 7 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 6: Quiz over Chapters 6 and 7; Unix/Linux Operating Systems (Chapter 8 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 7: Quiz over Chapter 8; Introduction to Servers (Chapter 9 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 8: Exam 2 over Chapters 6 - 9 of Networking Fundamentals; TCP/IP Fundamentals (Chapter 10 of
Networking Fundamentals)
Week 9: Quiz over Chapter 10; Subnetting (Chapter 11 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 10: Quiz over Chapter 11; Additional Transmission Modalities / Web Servers and Services (Chapters 12 and 13 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 11: Quiz over Chapters 12 and 13; Remote Access and Long Distance Communication (Chapter 14 of
Networking Fundamentals)
Week 12: Exam 3 over Chapters 10 - 14; Network Security (Chapter 15 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 13: Complete Chapter 15; Quiz over Chapter 15; Maintaining and Troubleshooting the Network (Chapter
16 and 17 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 14: Complete Chapters 16 and 17; Exam 4 over Chapters 15 - 17; Designing and Installing a New
Network (Chapter 18 of Networking Fundamentals)
Week 15: Complete Chapter 18; Quiz over Chapter 18; Final Exam Prep
Week 16: Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 8, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 8, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Quizzes - 15%, Projects/Labs - 15%, Exams - 30%, Final Exam - 40%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Since there are no office hours I can be contacted by email. My email address is balloukw@lamarpa.edu.

Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name.

Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses.

Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams.

There will be four major exams and a final exam. You MUST take the final exam. Failure to take the final will result in failure for the course.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness: Tardiness (more than 5 mins), for lectures or labs, 4 Tardies will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for an illness that requires you to stay home or a death in your immediate family. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.