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CIS 170 - CISCO I: Networking Fundamentals

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to the fundamentals of networking. Includes network concepts; the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model; binary numbering system; network architecture; Local Area Network (LAN) design and installation; and Cisco troubleshooting procedures. Also includes preparation for Cisco certification examination.

Recommendation: Consult instructor before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
1.  Explain the OSI Model of Networking and how it relates to the TCP/IP model.

2.  Calculate an IPv4 Network Number from an IPv4 address and an IPv4 subnet mask.

3.  Explain how OSI layer 2 or MAC addresses and OSI Layer 3 IP address change as an IP packet is

    sent from a PC in one network to a PC in a different network over a Layer 3 router.

4.  Correctly troubleshoot the inability of an IP packet in one network to negotiate its way to a destination network. 

5.  Describe the method of frame or packet delivery in an Ethernet network, including CSMA/CD

    and collisions as a method of moving data through a local area network.


Outline:
  1. Networking Concepts
    1. Terminology
    2. Advantages of networking
    3. Network standards
  2. Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
    1. Seven layers
    2. Essentials to communicate on a network
    3. Internetworking problems and solutions
    4. Bridges as solutions
    5. Advantages of routing
  3. Binary Numbering System
    1. Binary math and logic
    2. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and routing tables
    3. Subnet mask
  4. Network Architecture
    1. Media Access Control (MAC) addressing
    2. IP addressing schemes
    3. Class of networks
    4. Subnetworks
    5. Routers
    6. Protocols
      1. Address resolution
      2. Reverse address resolution
      3. Proprietary routing
    7. Hardware for a Local Area Network (LAN)
    8. Media selection
      1. Importance and use
      2. Problems and solutions
      3. Standards 
        1. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
        2. Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
        3. Telecommunications Industry Alliance (TIA)
        4. Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
      4. Telecommunications outlets
    9. Cabling
      1. Safety Precautions
      2. Standards 
        1. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
        2. Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
        3. Telecommunications Industry Alliance (TIA)
        4. Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
      3. Wiring
      4. Testing
  5. LAN Design and Installation
    1. Feasibility study
    2. Design of a LAN
    3. Topologies
    4. Wiring closets
    5. Data transmission
    6. Cable termination
    7. Cable installation
  6. Cisco Troubleshooting Procedures
    1. Initial and subsequent testing
      1. Effects of Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI)
      2. Causes of cross talk
    2. Safe wiring systems
    3. Solution strategies
  7. Preparation for Cisco Certification Examination


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018-2019



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