COURSE NUMBER & TITLE:ITE-311 Fundamentals of Networking
PREREQUISITES:ITE-111 IT Principles I
This is an introductory course that covers the basics of how networks work, including the topics of OSI model, Internet model, network components, LANs, WANs, routers, switches, wireless communication, network security, TCP/IP Internet protocols, and network applications such as web and email. It also covers the fundamental aspects of configuring and troubleshooting network features on a Windows or UNIX workstation.
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This is a required course for the BS.CSC Applied Computing curriculum. It is designed to cover the introductory core body of knowledge in Networking as specified in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) recommendation for baccalaureate Information Technology curriculum (October 2005). Virtually all IT applications involve networking. It is the role of the IT professional to select, design, deploy, integrate, and administer network and communication infrastructures in an organization. This course provides an overview of networking technologies, solutions, and applications.
|WEEK 1||Introduction||Chapter 1|
|WEEK 2||Layering Models||Chapter 2|
|WEEK 3||Physical Link and Link Layers 1: Ethernet||Chapter 3|
|WEEK 4||Physical Link and Link Layers 2: Going Further||Chapter 4|
|WEEK 5||Physical Link and Link Layers 3: Wireless & Beyond||Chapter 5|
|WEEK 6||Internet/Network Layer: IP||Chapter 6|
|WEEK 7||Routing IP||Chapter 7|
|WEEK 8||Review and Labs|
|WEEK 9||Domain Name System||Chapter 8|
|WEEK 10||Transport Layer||Chapter 9|
|WEEK 11||TCP Strategies||Chapter 10|
|WEEK 12||Presentation Layer||Chapter 11|
|WEEK 13||Application Layer||Chapter 12|
|WEEK 14||Issues of Security||Chapter 13|
|WEEK 15||Review and Labs|
This course is mainly lecture-based in the classroom. The classroom is equipped with desktop machines. Students can use these machines and the ones provided in general purpose labs to do the hands-on projects and assignments. The students will be given a series of homework and/or quizzes to demonstrate their continuous engagement in the course material.
|90% or above||A|
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