CNIT 106
Introduction to Networks

Fall 2010 Sam Bowne

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Final Grades posted 12-19



75881 001 Lec  T R  11:00-12:30PM SCIE 200

Catalog Description

An analysis of technologies for connecting computers and computer related devices into networks. This course covers the terminology and the major components of networks: architecture, topologies, hardware components, connections, protocols, network operations, network administration, support, and troubleshooting. Wide Area Networks (WANs) are also covered. Follows the objectives of the CompTIA Net+ certification exam.

ADVISORY (Recommended Prerequisites): CNIT 100 or 101. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe and explain the fundamental concepts relating to LANs (Local Area Networks), including how they work and why they are used.
  2. Identify and explain the basic physical network types, including topologies, transmission media and network boards.
  3. Describe the commonly use access controls on LANs.
  4. Describe the differences between the commonly used software packages for LAN servers.
  5. Use a common LAN.
  6. Explain how LANs are connected with other networks, including other LANs, mainframes and WANs.
  7. Explain the basic concepts of LAN selection, management, and security.

Textbook

Network+ Guide to Networks by Tamara Dean -- ISBN: 1423902459     Buy paper book from Amazon - $99     Buy online textook - $55




Schedule (may be revised)

DateQuiz & ProjectsTopic
Tue 8-17  Ch 1: An Introduction to Networking
Thu 8-19  Ch 1: An Introduction to Networking
Tue 8-24  Ch 1: An Introduction to Networking
Thu 8-26  Ch 2: Networking Standards and the OSI Model
Tue 8-31  Ch 2: Networking Standards and the OSI Model
Thu 9-2 Ch 2: Networking Standards and the OSI Model
Fri 9-3 Last Day to Add
Tue 9-7Quiz: Ch 1-2 Ch 3: Transmission Basics and Networking Media
Thu 9-9Proj 1-4 due Ch 3: Transmission Basics and Networking Media
Tue 9-14Quiz: Ch 3 Ch 4: Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
Thu 9-16  Ch 4: Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
Tue 9-21No Quiz Ch 5: Topologies and Ethernet Standards
Thu 9-23Proj 5 & 6 due Ch 5: Topologies and Ethernet Standards
Tue 9-28Quiz: Ch 4 Ch 6: Network Hardware
Thu 9-30  Ch 6: Network Hardware
Tue 10-5Quiz: Ch 5 Ch 7: WANS and Remote Connectivity
Thu 10-7Proj 7 due  Ch 7: WANS and Remote Connectivity
Tue 10-12Quiz: Ch 6 Ch 8: Wireless Networking
Thu 10-14  Ch 8: Wireless Networking
Tue 10-19Quiz: Ch 7 Ch 9: Network Operating Systems
Thu 10-21Proj 8-10 due  Ch 9: Network Operating Systems
Fri 10-22 Mid-term grades due
Tue 10-26Quiz: Ch 8 Ch 10: In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
Thu 10-28Proj 11-12 due  Ch 10: In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
Tue 11-2Quiz: Ch 9 Ch 11: Voice and Video over IP
Thu 11-4Proj 13 due  Ch 11: Voice and Video over IP
Tue 11-9No Quiz Guest Speaker: Tim Ryan, network manager at CCSF
Thu 11-11Proj 14 due  Ch 12: Network Security
Tue 11-16Quiz: Ch 10&11 Ch 12: Network Security
Thu 11-18Proj 15 due  Ch 13: Troubleshooting Network Problems
Thu 11-18 Last Day to Withdraw
Tue 11-23Quiz: Ch 12 Ch 14: Ensuring Integrity and Availability
Thu 11-25 Holiday--no class
Tue 11-30 Class cancelled
Thu 12-2Quiz: Ch 13 Ch 15: Network Management
Tue 12-7Proj 16 due  Ch 15: Network Management
Thu 12-9  Last Class: Review
Thu 12-16  Final Exam: 10:30 am





Lecture Notes

Policy
Student Agreement
Ch 1: An Introduction to Networking     PowerPoint     iClickers
Ch 2: Networking Standards and the OSI Model     PowerPoint     iClickers
Binary Lesson 1: Nybbles
Binary Lesson 2: Bytes
Binary Lesson 3: Hexadecimal
Binary Lesson 4: Hexadecimal Practice
Binary Lesson 4a: Hexadecimal Practice 2
Binary Lesson 5: Classful IP Addressing
Binary Lesson 5.5: Broadcast and Usable Addresses
Binary Lesson 6: Classful Subnetting
Ch 3: Transmission Basics and Networking Media     PowerPoint     iClickers
Ch 4: Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols    PowerPoint
Ch 5: Topologies and Ethernet Standards    PowerPoint
Ch 6: Network Hardware    PowerPoint
Ch 7: WANS and Remote Connectivity    PowerPoint
Ch 8: Wireless Networking    PowerPoint
Ch 9: Network Operating Systems    PowerPoint
Ch 10: In-Depth TCP/IP Networking    PowerPoint
Ch 11: Voice and Video over IP    PowerPoint
Ch 12: Network Security    PowerPoint
Ch 13: Troubleshooting Network Problems    PowerPoint
Ch 14: Ensuring Integrity and Availability    PowerPoint
Ch 15: Network Management    PowerPoint
The lectures are in Word and PowerPoint formats.
If you do not have Word or PowerPoint you will need to install the
Free Word Viewer 2003 and/or the Free PowerPoint Viewer 2003.


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Projects

Installing VMware Workstation at Home
VMware Networking Troubleshooting
 
Project 1: A Virtual Machine (10 pts.)
Project 2: Virtual Networking (15 pts.)
Project 3: Wireshark: HTTP Traffic (15 pts.)
Project 4: Using Wireshark to Analyze a Packet Capture File (15 pts.)     Packet Capture File
Project 5: Using Wireshark to View DHCP and DNS Traffic (15 pts.) (rev. 2-25-10)
Project 6: IPv6 Address Conflict (10 pts.)
Project 7: IPv6 (15 pts.)
Project 8: Internet Speed Tests (15 pts.) (rev. 2-27-10)
Project 9: LAN Speed Test (15 pts.) (rev. 2-27-10)
Project 10: TeamViewer (10 pts.)
Project 11: Remote Desktop (10 pts.)
Project 12: Making a Secure Wireless Network (20 pts.)
Project 13: Installing Ubuntu 9.10 (15 pts.)
Project 14: Linux Commands (10 pts.)
Project 15: Blocking Ads with the Hosts File (15 pts.)
Project 16: RoboForm (10 pts.)
 
Project 1x: Hacking into a Windows Computer with the Ultimate Boot CD (10 pts. extra credit)
Project 2x: VoIP (20 pts.)
Project 3x: WOT (Web of Trust) (10 pts.)
Project 4x: NoScript (10 pts.)
Project 5x: Transcender Sample Test (10 pts.)
Project 20x: Preparing for the WarDrive (5 + 20 pts.)
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Links

Certification Preparation

Network+ study guides, practice exams, training resources, and forums
Certification Prep: Network+ study guides, practice exams, training resources, and forums
Recommended Practice Test and Book: Mike Meyers' CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport, 4th Edition (Exam N10-005) ($20)

Chapter Lectures

Ch 2a: Warriors of The Net
Ch 2b: Transmission Control Protocol - Wikipedia
Ch 2c: User Datagram Protocol - Wikipedia
Ch 2d: Popular port numbers flashcards

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